Review: Ministry, Word, and Sacraments, an Enchiridion

Image from Concordia Publishing House. Author: Martin Chemnitz Publisher: Concordia Publishing House I recently became aware of this fascinating book. And since I first started it, I decided that it must become better known. Martin Chemnitz's brief Enchiridion, or handbook on theology, is something of a continuation of the Catechisms, and I think it should be read …

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The Day of Pentecost, from Genesis to Acts

This Sunday marks another important point in the church calendar: the Day of Pentecost. This day marks the end of the Easter Season and the introduction to the “Time of the Church.” So what is the day of Pentecost? And why does it matter to you?

Review: When Harry Became Sally

In When Harry Became Sally, Anderson seeks not to dehumanize transgender people or trivialize the subject, but instead, he seeks to educate those who wish to understand transgenderism, and ultimately, to help those suffering from gender dysphoria.

Review: Afraid

This book is a tremendous resource for any pastor or layperson looking not only for information and encouragement but also for direction on how to help those afflicted and afraid.

“Help Me in My Unbelief!”

I am in pain. I don't mean physically (although no worries, I have that too!). No, I am in emotional pain, spiritual pain. I am grieving. I am grieving over a church that was supposed to be our family but treated us like competition and an annoyance. I am grieving over all that was. I …

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