Advent

  Advent is that season of the church year in which we contemplate the divine prophecies concerning the coming of Christ into the flesh. It leads us to celebrate the …

Close Communion

  What used to be common practice in the Lutheran Church in years past has become a practice that is now a doctrine, which confessional Lutherans have to defend. With …

Citizenship

  As we come to the middle of summer and move into fall we will have witnessed the political conventions as well as the campaigns for president. Political campaigns test …

Christmas Exchange

  We all know that Christmas time is the season for gift exchanges. This can be a costly exercise. But we celebrate another exchange that to place at Christmas, costly …

Easter 2001

  Many congregations have an Easter sunrise service. Joyful hearts sing the Easter message with enthusiasm in the early morning. I will never forget the Sunday morning that started with …

Dedication

  Upon the dedication of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Weslaco, Texas A church building be it a humble chapel or a grand cathedral is simply a building of …

Commitment

  People with “attitudes” are some of the most committed people, for better or for worse. People with bad attitudes often are people who have a single-minded purpose to disrupt, …

We Have A King

  During the whole interminable election process, we observed the perverseness of the flesh in action. Some will claim that we have seen the democratic system at its best. Whether …

Eternal / Eternity

  When we enter into the discussion of eternity, the natural question is, “When did it begin, and when does it end?” In reality, discussion of eternity takes us deeply …