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Lectionary@Lunch Live – Ezekiel 37:1-14
April 7, 2015 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

Jumping ahead of the Easter season (when the first reading is taken from Acts), Prof. Bill Carr discusses the Old Testament pericope for the Day of Pentecost, in the Year B lectionary.

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Easter 5 • 1 John 4:1–11 (12–21) • May 3, 2015
April 21, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Mark Rockenbach
We have done no act of love, at any time, in any way to God (Is 53:6, Rom 3:10-12, 1 Jn 4:10). The love between us and God began with God and not …

What makes a ministry beautiful? A river runs through it.
August 21, 2011 – 5:13 pm | One Comment

Our second child was born on Monday. So, this week has been that surreal mixture of sublime exhiliration, tag-team parenting, and sleep deprivation. But the family leave has provided some quieter mome

Clear as
August 19, 2011 – 11:02 am | 3 Comments
Clear as

New dictionaries and old words

Somebody said it before I did, and better
August 16, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 13 Comments
Somebody said it before I did, and better

I hate it (love it) when that happens. Reflections on Romans 12

Rick Perry, "The Response," and the politics of 2012
August 11, 2011 – 9:25 pm | No Comment

So, what are we to make of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s “The Response,” the Houston prayer service he helped organize and at which he spoke? Does the fact that he now appears to be joining the field for th

Preaching Romans 11: Israel and Promises
August 3, 2011 – 9:12 pm | 5 Comments
Preaching Romans 11: Israel and Promises

Romans 11, Bible Translations, and Preaching Israel

Christ-Centered Christian Counseling – Part 2
August 1, 2011 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
Christ-Centered Christian Counseling – Part 2

New thoughts from Rick Marrs as he writes his new book “Making Christian Counseling More Christ-Centered.” Here, he discusses law-gospel distinctions, cognitive behavioral therapy, and depression.

Love Wins: Luther’s Letter
July 29, 2011 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Love Wins: Luther’s Letter

A fresh translation of Luther’s letter to Hans von Rechenberg, cited in “Love Wins”

Whooping Crane Video
July 28, 2011 – 4:49 am | 2 Comments

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Praying at NASCAR
July 25, 2011 – 6:45 pm | One Comment

At the Nascar Nationwide series race this past weekend in Nashville, TN, Pastor Joe Nelms was asked to give the opening invocation. He channeled his inner Ricky Bobby and gave us one delicious minute

The Two Kingdoms and Social Security
July 23, 2011 – 1:46 pm | 6 Comments
The Two Kingdoms and Social Security

American churches blundered when they supported Roosevelt’s proposal for Social Security, according to Douglas E. Baker. In his essay, “The Theology of Social Security,” Baker concludes:
What is disturbing when reviewing the history of this time …