Never to Digress…

"It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for … (read more)

Too Little Scattering

“My constant ambition has been to preach the gospel where the name of Christ was previously unknown, and to avoid building on another man’s foundation, as Scripture says: They shall see, to whom no tidings of him came, and they … (read more)

Innumberable Lutherans

"After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count…standing before the throne and before the Lamb." (Revelation 7:9) Recently I received an advertisement from Thrivent Financial Services, in Minneapolis. Among other things, the ad … (read more)

Impossible Things

"Thus says the LORD of hosts: Even though it seems impossible to the remnant of this people in these days, should it also seem impossible to me, says the LORD of hosts?" (Zechariah 8:6) Not long ago, I received a … (read more)

Where are They?

"[God] created all the people of the world… and scattered them across the face of the earth….His purpose in all of this is that they should seek after God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him…" (Acts … (read more)

Whatever it Takes…

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13) We have been building, here in Minneapolis. Our praying friends may have noticed: in the last year we have deconstructed and reconstructed our lovely old Mission Home on … (read more)

A Soberin’ Thought

“For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart’” (1 Corinthians 1:19). Almost thirty years ago, I clipped an installment of Walt Kelly’s famous comic strip, Pogo. I … (read more)

Trust Who?

“But Jesus didn’t entrust his life to them. He knew them inside out, knew how untrustworthy they were. He didn’t need any help in seeing right through them.” (John 2:24, Peterson) A few days ago, I came upon a provocative … (read more)

On Behalf of the Truth of God

“Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As … (read more)

Got It?

“Then the LORD answered me and said: ‘Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it’” (Habakkuk 2:2). Recently I discovered an amazing bit of governmental trivia. I am told that it requires a … (read more)