When Suffering Calls Your Name

The story of Job is a story of undeserved suffering. Job lived during the time of the patriarchs, and he is described as a man who always tried hard to do what was right and to please God, whom he loved with his whole heart. The Bible is very clear about this (Job 1:1) In

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Why Christians Need Creeds

I came across this little explanation of why Christians need formal creeds via Facebook and Paul McCain’s Cyberbrethren blog. I was especially delighted by point 4. Point 4 mentions that Creeds “relativize the present.” To us, the present seems to be the culmination of all of human history. But the Creeds help us remember that

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Things Your Lutheran Pastor Totally Loves: Learning that the Creeds are Bad

I thought you might enjoy this; it is from Lutheran Satire. Their motto is: “Learning the faith by making fun of stuff.” As always, subscribers to my blog can see the YouTube video by clicking on the title of today’s blog.

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Chocolate: Proof God Loves Us and Wants Us to Be Happy

Last night I began thumbing through “The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity”. The title alone gives one pause: “Complete”? As I was compiling my mental list of ordinary conundrums Christians face that I would bet this book does not address, I came across a whimsical entry on chocolate. The author of this entry was a

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If I Can’t Believe in Miracles, Can I Still Believe in Jesus?

Studies have shown that “80% of Americans believe in miracles, whether or not they go to church.” That may be so … but I know I get asked “If I can’t believe in miracles, can I still believe in Jesus?” Well, what do you mean by “miracle”? Some people say that a miracle is just

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Where Does the Bible Mention the Holy Trinity?

Nowhere. But when Jesus walked out of the tomb on Easter morning? His followers – who had never really understood who Jesus was or why He was crucified — had to answer the question, “Who WAS this guy?” Clearly, he wasn’t the political leader or earthly king they had all been hoping the promised Messiah

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St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies to Explain the Holy Trinity

This Sunday is Holy Trinity Sunday. Explaining the Holy Trinity is very difficult, as generations of pastors, theologians, and Sunday School teachers have learned. Below you will find a conversation among Donal, Conal, and St. Patrick himself (many thanks to the Lutherans who put this together). In this conversation, St. Patrick uses all of the

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Sin Makes Us Stupid

I read the best article by Mark P Shea! It was titled “An Argument for Arguing Well”, and he argues that sin makes us stupid. I found this wonderful article on www.catholicworeldreport.com He wrote that because sin makes us stupid, we hide from seeing the truth. This makes it take forever for us to figure

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Easter Friday 2018 — Martyrs Read Joel Osteen Quotes

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Joel Osteen says really awesome things will happen to you if you’re a really good Christian. Unless you’re a really, REALLY good Christian. Then you get your head chopped off. Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not

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Easter Thursday — Plus, Christmas Didn’t Happen Either (2018)

While we’re at it, you might have heard that Christmas didn’t happen any more than Easter! Watch on: (Plus, be sure to keep watching as the credits roll.) Alleluia! Christ is Risen! (Plus He was born and died first.) Aside to you who are subscribers to my blog: For some reason, these videos do not

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