on dramatic conversions as the norm

One of my most negatively memorable times from seminary was when a well-respected professor questions the legitimacy of a student's faith because he could neither remember »

our yes to evil

With each one of us there is a Yes to the evil that can be held back by God’s grace alone. But God is mightier »

the 'problem' with theology

I have been a student of Christian theology my entire adult life.  I have tested the waters or swum in many diverse Christian traditions from Orthodoxy »

The Beautiful Cross

The crucifixion, which ended with the triumphant cry, "It is finished" (Jn 19.30), was the offering of the all-sufficient sacrifice for the atonement of all »

Adoption and Baptism: A Real-Life Illustration

Last night, my son and I were enjoying our nightly ritual of reading books and bible stories before bedtime.  The bible story we were reading was »

All Saints' Day?

For many Christians, especially those whose traditions do not observe the church calendar, the mere mention of "All Saints' Day" sounds eerily Roman Catholic or taboo »

Walther on the Prosperity Gospel

Sadly, much of American Christianity is infatuated with the notion that, once I become a Christian, then God will order everything in my life such that »

Bonhoeffer on Church Growth

I'm no expert on the theology of the Church Growth Movement (or whatever clever moniker it goes by these days), but I can't help but be »

Walther on Justifying Faith

One month after writing my initial post on the topic of justification in Galatians as presented in the NLT and ESV, I came across this reading »

The End Times?

So...are we in the end times?  What do you think? According to the testimony of the Word of God, the closer we come to the »