Ascension

  In the Lutheran Church we have traditionally celebrated Ascension and Pentecost together with the festivals of Christmas and Easter. We like to believe that Pentecost is still celebrated in …

The Reformation

  October 31 is Reformation Day. The principles of the Reformation are treasured by Lutherans who appreciate the blessing that the Heavenly Father worked through His servant Martin Luther. Those …

Vicarious Atonement

Vicarious – Substitutionary Atonement – things made right (“at-one”-ment) between God and man. We regretfully suspect that the subject of the vicarious atonement is one that is not heard much …

Two Christmases

  As you read this it is just a few weeks until Christmas. You have been, or will be busy, increasingly so, preparing for Christmas. So how is your preparation …

Pentecost

  Fifty days after Easter is Pentecost. The world does not celebrate Pentecost. It has already defiled the two main festivals in the Christian Church, Christmas and Easter. It does …

Civil Government

  Many of us are breathing a deep sigh of relief because the election campaign is over. While free elections set our country off from many others, and our manner …

God’s Absolutes

“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6).   This indictment of Israel was made during the time …

Thanksgiving 2001

Thanksgiving Day is not an appointed church celebration. It is a national celebration. Nevertheless, the church celebrates it for good reason. We are citizens of this nation, and as Christians …