Does anyone know any books that compare Roman Catholic doctrine and Lutheran doctrine? I’m a Missouri Synod Lutheran engaged to a Roman Catholic. We have a very healthy relationship and often discuss our beliefs with each other. We are both very interested in learning more about how Lutherans and Roman Catholics relate to each other, and differ from each other.… Read the rest
The phrase “spiritual goals” sounds strange to me. “Christian goals” also has an odd ring to it. Is it just me or does mixing these two words together like the corporate world mixed into the church?
Our goal as Christians is to look to Christ for our salvation.… Read the rest
Martin Luther had some really cool things to say about Deuteronomy chapter 11, specifically Deuteronomy 11:10-12:?“For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it, like a garden of vegetables.… Read the rest
Yes, I’m blogging on a Christian blog about why we shouldn’t have concealed weapons in public. If you want to get to the religious part of my thoughts, skip half-way down this blog post. But please keep in mind, as much as I plead my case passionately, I’m open to discussion on this topic.… Read the rest
From Google Trends:
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Funny that people would search for: Jesus quotes. Um, that’s like, bible verses. Even more crazy that the related rising terms has “baby Jesus quotes” Um, we know Jesus is God, but when he was a baby, I’m pretty sure he didn’t start talking right away.… Read the rest
My Kindle notes and clippings from the 4th chapter of Luther’s Works, Vol. 9: Lectures on Deuteronomy by Martin Luther
verse 2: You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.… Read the rest
[Deuteronomy 4:1]?And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.… Read the rest
God helps those who help themselves. A phrase we’ve all heard. Something about it seems theologically incorrect about it.
First, God helps everyone. God loves everyone, including nonbelievers. Since God is alive and active in our world, He is constantly engaged with everything that happens.… Read the rest
One of my high school classmates and fellow cub scouts, Greg Syler, is now a pastor. He wrote an excellent article about the new Pope Francis, “Real power, shared authority – Francis and Lumen Gentium.”
Greg brings up interesting insights like:
Part of me wonders if Benedict resigned because he knew that the reforms he dreamed of could only come about from the heart of one who embodied those ideals, one who grew up in that church, one who was younger than he.… Read the rest