Election 2016: The Political Incarnation of American Values

Every day, the level of political discourse in our country seems to hit a new low. As much as Secretary Clinton likes to quote Michelle Obama’s dictum, “when they go low, we go high,” both candidates have shown themselves to … Continue reading

Satan, the World’s First Feminist

Adam did battle with Satan in the Garden Paradise and lost. It was a no-contest, really. By the time round two came around, Eden had been a distant memory and Satan had home-field advantage. The desert wilderness couldn’t have been … Continue reading

I, Saint Paul, am an Abortion

Saint Paul is a strange bird. I like him. A lot. I say this because while he was most likely aware that he was writing the inspired Word of God (consider such texts as Galatians 2:1-9 and 2 Peter 3:15-16), … Continue reading

Personhood – Part 2

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy (Proverbs 31:8). When dealing with the issue of personhood in … Continue reading

Personhood – Part 1

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you … Continue reading

A lion? You’re kidding, right?

A lion? You are kidding, right? You’re outraged over the killing and beheading of a lion – even feverishly so – and with heartfelt concern for international justice you are considering Zimbabwe’s demand for extradition of the American citizen who … Continue reading

Responding to Legalized Sin

Today the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. Unless you’re under the illusion that America is a Christian nation, this decision should come as no surprise. This isn’t the first time our country has ignored God’s will … Continue reading

What is a Baby?

In the course of discussing the ethics of abortion, there’s a question I’ve found to be helpful in framing the Christian viewpoint, and it’s simply this: What is a baby? Of course, we all know a baby is a young human … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Thrivent Has Directly Funded Planned Parenthood and NARAL

By Pr. Michael Schuermann Found at http://daringlutheran.net/2014/01/15/thrivent-has-directly-funded-planned-parenthood-and-naral/ Thrivent Financial promotes itself as “a faith-based, not-for-profit membership organization nearly 2.5 million members strong.” Thrivent confesses to do business in this way: “Being membership-owned, Thrivent Financial does what’s best for our members, supporting the … Continue reading

Life Sunday Stuff — Margaret Sanger Conclusion

Part I     Part II In September 1915, Sanger returned to America and began working again on publishing a new journal titled, Birth Control Review. At that time, she also opened the first reproductive clinic in Brooklyn, New York. … Continue reading

Life Sunday Stuff — Margaret Sanger Part II

For Part I click here. Margaret and her husband Bill arrived in New York City in 1910.  Upon arrival, the Sangers became involved in the Socialist Party Local 5, Bill going so far as to run for municipal alderman in … Continue reading

Life Sunday Stuff — Margaret Sanger, part I

This is the first part in a series on Margaret Sanger. This is not a complete study on Sanger, but rather an introduction into the worldview espoused by Sanger. This paper asserts that Saner was a eugenicist and was driven … Continue reading

Rejoicing in the Violence of the Cross: A Sermon for Gaudete on Matthew 11:2-10

The introduction to this sermon has been adapted from Pastor Ken Kelly’s excellent Gaudete homily. You can read the whole thing at: http://homofactusest.com/2013/12/10/gaudete-rejoice-in-the-lord/. That John the Baptist was in prison should come as an absolute shock to everyone who reads the Gospel of Matthew. John doesn’t … Continue reading

Mollie Hemingway “helps spotlight lack of abortion trial coverage” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, religion journalist, media critic, and Steadfast blogger, is being featured in the news for her role in calling attention to the lack of media coverage of the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Hemingway was interviewed recently on … Continue reading

Questions To Ask Those Who Are Against Abortion ‘And’ Pro-Choice

In case you have not heard the news yet, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation that would ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, something that can happen as early as six weeks into a … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Ante Bellum

On April 12th 1861 one of the most famous battles in American History began and opened up the flood gates to the bloodiest and costliest war that America had ever seen. The battle of Fort Sumter started a war that … Continue reading

Women in combat? The Law has been changed – But the original question must still be answered by Rev. William Foy

Associate Editor’s note:  This article is a guest article by Rev. William Foy, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN.  He was my wife’s pastor and is also the godparent of my second child.  As a former … Continue reading

Steadfast Marquart — Abortion and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theology

The following is an excerpt from a paper of the late Professor Kurt Marquart. It was given at Mequon in 2002 and is titled, “Abortion and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theology.” With the upcoming anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I thought … Continue reading