This article begins an eight-part series inspired by the Lenten themes of catechesis, prayer, and repentance found in the Lord’s Prayer as Luther taught it in his Small Catechism.
The Promises of Advent: Suffered and Died
Should we really be surprised that it would happen this way, that the servant would suffer for our salvation and die for our forgiveness?
Give Us This Day Our Daily Thanksgiving
To pray that God’s name is hallowed among us is to pray for the continual proclamation of the gospel in truth and purity that we would hear the word about Christ crucified for sinners.
On Freedom in Christ and the Parable of the Forgiving Father
Like the younger son, we can return to our Father every time our sinful hearts rebel against him. Like the older brother, we can complain and lament to our Father without fear of being destroyed.
Confessing the Father's Confession About the Son
When it comes to confessing the truth of the Christian faith, Christians are given the words. We don’t have to formulate them ourselves.
Our Righteous Doorman: A Reflection on 1 John 2:1–6
We walk to the cross by the faith that God bestows on us, not by our own power, reason, or might.
A Spirit-Wrought Confession in the Midst of Suffering
In the midst of our suffering, grief, and distress, David gives us words to confess.
What Happens When Jesus is Separated from the Gospel
Holding to Jesus’ teaching while denying His divinity presents a host of complications that make it difficult to take one and leave the other.
A Day For All Sinners and Saints
It’s been my experience that All Saints’ Day, celebrated on November 1st and observed on the first Sunday following, gets overshadowed by the celebration of Reformation Day.
The Difference Between Belief and Ideology
When we Christians shoehorn Creedal Christianity into any of these ideological positions we obscure the Gospel mingling it with the Law and strip the Good News of its catholicity.
Hearing the Gospel with Old Testament Ears
As a bass player, when I listen to music, I listen for what the bassist is doing. But, when I listen to music in my 2004 Honda Civic I have a problem: only one of the four speakers works.
More in Christ Than Was Lost in Adam
All manner of theologians, philosophers, and historians have used more ink and paper than can be weighed to expound upon the incarnation of the Son of God and its implications for humanity.