By Tim Winterstein - Puns abound in the 2015 documentary Finders Keepers (streaming on Netflix). The title is my favorite, though it is first among equals. It had been on my list to watch for a while, so I finally got around to it. I'm probably not putting it number one among my favorite documentaries, … Continue reading Without a Leg to Stand On
By Joel A. Hess - In his argument with Erasmus about free will, Luther makes a profound case for the clarity of Holy Scripture and knowing the mind of God. One of Erasmus’ methods of dismantling Luther’s assertions was to point to the mystery and unknownness of God. He called to his side verses such … Continue reading Did God Really Say?
By Cindy Koch - There is something beautiful about a debate. Even if it is with the tiny mind of a two-year-old, it is a valuable and precious conversation. The exchange of ideas, as eloquent or as basic as it may be, requires both people to be introspective. Why do I think this? Why does … Continue reading Beautiful Debate
By Hillary Asbury - "To appropriate: to take for oneself; take possession of; to steal." While at the theological symposium in Saint Louis last week, I had the rare pleasure of meeting a fellow liturgical artist. Kelly Schumacher is the founder of Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is a talented creative … Continue reading Minimalism and the Church
By Marc Engelhardt - In this post I’ll share one of the ways we do Foundation, Worldview, and Practice in my context. It comes from a class we teach called Christ in Common, which is a double entendre. The class exists because those involved have been brought into God’s family through Christ; he is the … Continue reading SEX is not a four letter word
By Paul Koch – Do you confess the Unaltered Augsburg Confession to be a true exposition of Holy Scripture and a correct exhibition of the doctrine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church? And do you confess that the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Small and Large Catechisms of Martin Luther, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise … Continue reading Confessional Freedom
By Marc Engelhardt - In my last post, which you can find here, I brought up the idea of the Discipleship Triad. It’s a basic principle that once known makes hitting the basics of well-rounded discipleship easier. In future posts I will give examples of how it can be done. But first I would like … Continue reading Let Me Google That For Ya