Two Lutheran Elephants: Negligent House Pastors and Divorce

The decline in membership of Lutheran churches in America is a like a migraine headache. It is always there. We keep explaining it with the same explanations. We keep taking the same medications. The pain continues. What is the right … Continue reading

“God Sanctifies Marriage” — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

The Second Sunday after Epiphany January 17, 2016 “God Sanctifies Marriage” St. John 2:1-11 Jesus first showed his glory as true God at a wedding. In the prologue of his Gospel John writes, “We beheld his glory, the glory as … Continue reading

God Made Them Male and Female

And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment [regarding divorce]. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and … Continue reading

Bible Study on Marriage & Homosexuality

As the world gets further and further away from God’s design for marriage and human sexuality, the more important it becomes for Christians to know what God has to say about these things. Pornography, pre-marital sex, adultery, divorce, and same-sex marriage … 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’s Divorce?

Recently in preparing for teaching on 1 Corinthians 7 (marriage, divorce, and remarriage) I ran across some things that deserve reflection.  The first of which came from G.K. Chesterton who wrote something to the effect of “to answer the question … Continue reading