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God Wants Us to Know about His Wrath

God is just. He is righteous. He always does what is right. He always performs justice. And he wants us ...
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The Living Dead

In Ephesians 2 Paul insults his readers. And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once ...
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The Myth of Autonomy

Dear Christian, You are not autonomous. You are free, but you are not autonomous. There is a difference between freedom ...
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Read It

Four months ago I encouraged you to make 2019 a year of reading the Bible. I have been very encouraged ...
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Trouble in the Garden

“Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what ...
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The Real High Priest in the Real Most Holy Place

In the Apostles’ Creed we confess that after Jesus’ death and before his resurrection, he descended into hell. We don’t ...
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Why Don’t Lutherans Talk More about the Holy Spirit?

I’ve been asked this question before, and I’ve actually asked it of other Lutheran pastors to see how they respond ...
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Resolution 2019: The Bible

I have an annual joke that gets less funny every year. I wait for someone to ask me what my ...
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Christian Hymnody: History and Emotion

One of the great benefits of a Christian hymnal is that it pulls together the very best of Christian hymnody ...
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Feelings, Reality, and Jesus

Is what we feel real? We live in a world where feelings reign supreme. And why not? Our feelings are ...
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