Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Law of the Land and the Gospel of the Church

One dominos causes the other domino to fall because of the law of gravity.  The law of God is a powerful force, but it can be overwhelmed by the law of the land.

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Talking Peace While Bomb Dropping

On August 8, 1945 the United States became the first nation to sign the United Nations Charter in hopes for continued peace after World War II.  The next day the United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki (This … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors Only, Missouri Megatrends

Explore God But Not Too Closely

I can’t get away from  It’s in the mail, phone messages, emails, and on billboards and radio.  It’s a pan-Christian movement meant to appeal to what used to be called “seekers.”  LCMS churches are participating in this movement.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Ablaze, Missouri Megatrends

Skin for Skin

“’Skin for skin!’ Satan replied. ‘A man will give all he has for his own life’” (Job 2:4).  That seems true of me but not of the celebrated con man Charles Ponzi.

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Limited Theological War

July 27 marked the 60th anniversary of the ending of the Korean War.  “The armistice ended America’s first experiment with the Cold War concept of ‘limited war’” (This Day in U.S. Military History). The thought was that no one could … Continue reading

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