1. Whatever body part you are, the body of Christ is no pod person. Together, we’re a living, breathing, deathless whole.
  2. The shepherds are the most unlikely people to play the role the angels cast them in.
  3. Luther saw that God demands not that we become perfectly righteous like God but that we simply receive the gift of righteousness; a gift that actually makes us worthy.
  4. I will continue to cling to the only hope I’ve ever truly had: that Jesus is my Lord and yours.
  5. Divine election hacking happens with the proposal that God’s Word is irrelevant and powerless, weak and impotent.
  6. True preaching arises when the Holy Spirit steeps the proclaimer in its own cycle of judgment and mercy.
  7. The Confessions instead look forward and provide a critique of the world and of all my various religions and idolatries.