On the Proper Use of Reason

There was a certain commander of an army who led his troops well. He would command the soldiers, “You go here, you do this, you take this with you, you bring this back, you say this to that person,” and … Continue reading

Prioritize this Book: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

My to-read-soon stack of books is an embarrassment of riches. So many great Christian books already bought, paid for, and waiting to be read when Rev. Dr. Matt Richard sent me an advanced reader copy of his new book, Will … Continue reading

Threatened with Loss of the Word

Holly Marie Scheer recently wrote an article titled, “Why ‘Mary Did You Know’ Is The Most Biblically Illiterate Christmas Tune.” The digest at the head of the article says, Anyone who has even a slight familiarity with the biblical account … 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

Mark and Avoid: Tarico Says God is “Rapey”

It’s that time of the year! Not just that time when pastors see some of their members finally darken the door of the Church for the Christmas Eve service, but it’s also that time of the year when the anti-Christian … Continue reading

Mark and Avoid: Sandlin Says Jesus Isn’t God

The absolute worst place to discuss anything is the comments section on a website. Best construction: threads get too long to read (thus making it difficult to enter the discussion). Worst construction (although still true): comments sections have become the … Continue reading

How Much Righteousness Is Needed?

Sermon Text: Matthew 5:21-37 Audio of Sermon: CLICK HERE Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. You have heard it said, that we are to read the Bible daily and to follow Jesus’ … Continue reading

Ad Te Levavi- Homeless Jesus (St. Matthew 21:1-9)

Behold, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey (Matt 21:5). A donkey—it just doesn’t seem a fitting chariot for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And not only was he sitting on a lowly … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day- Jesus is Not Ashamed of You (Romans 1:16)

  Thank God for the Gospel! As we celebrate this day of Thanksgiving, it is meet, right, and salutary to give thanks to God for the Gospel. You’re probably thinking, Of course! I know that, preacher! Let’s get on with … Continue reading

Last Sunday of the Church Year: Wake Awake, for Night is Flying (St. Matthew 25:1-13)

The Bridegroom soon will call us, “Come to the wedding feast.” May slumber not befall us nor watchfulness decrease (LSB 514, st. 1). Ten virgins went out to meet the bridegroom, but only five got in to His wedding feast. The … Continue reading

Christian Behavior?

How do Christians behave? Also, what is a Christian? I bet you’re thinking the answer is someone who believes in Jesus. You would be correct. Maybe the question would be served up like – What does it mean to believe … Continue reading

Jesus and Bullying

In my community right now there is a ton of emphasis on bullying in our local schools.  This has been a real issue across our country as kids, corrupted by Original Sin have found ways to exercise the Old Adam … Continue reading

Steadfast Office – Seminary or Bust!

DISCLAIMER: As the author, I do not place any blame on the men who now serve in the preaching office who went through and alternate route instead of going to the seminary. It’s not your fault! On the front page … Continue reading

Prayer: God Always Says Yes to His Children!

I recently listened to an Issues Etc edition on prayer (above), and I thought there were some very helpful and insightful points in there.  Over all, I really enjoyed it.  But I would like to respectfully offer a contribution to the conversation.  The following is a revision of a post I wrote on propterchristum.blogspot.com.

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