Beautiful, Heartbreaking World

As Christians we can fully embrace both the beautiful and the heartbreaking. As Christians we can be real. We can give thanks and praise to God for the beautiful and receive it as gift. We can [...]

What Washing Feet and Changing Diapers have in Common

In this episode Pastor Brown and Thomas dive into the end-cap of Jesus' public ministry - a discourse on belief, unbelief, why Jesus and come, and who sent him. Then they get into Jesus' use of [...]

A Rightly Ordered Call

Our churches teach that no one should publicly teach in the Church, or administer the Sacraments, without a rightly ordered call (Augsburg Confession XIV). One short sentence is all we get for [...]

The Liturgy is the MOST Evangelical Service

On today's HT Video Short, Pastor George Borghardt teaches us that the Liturgy preaches the Gospel. Church isn't there to entertain you or to make you comfortable, but to deliver the forgiveness [...]

Episode 37: Pa pa pa pa pa pa poker…wait, Lady Gaga is a Christian? (Part 2)

Many people were shocked when Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself with her family priest and claimed to be a faithful Catholic who believes in Jesus and the Gospel. Did Christians rejoice in [...]

Taking Another Look at Gospel Freedom

One day, I rediscovered a book from my Lutheran school days. Yes, in a strange twist I, an Orthodox Christian, attended Lutheran schools. I cracked it open and it led me to another book and then [...]

Episode 36: Pa pa pa pa pa pa poker…wait, Lady Gaga is a Christian? (Part 1)

Many people were shocked when Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself with her family priest and claimed to be a faithful Catholic who believes in Jesus and the Gospel. Did Christians rejoice in [...]

Be a True Rebel

Now there will always be something strangely attractive about being young and rebellious. In fact, you may not realize it, but I think those of you who still attend your grandpa's church and [...]

Get in the Word

It's a big, wide world out there, full of lots of ugliness and lies and falsehoods, even from folks claiming to speak for God. Be in the Word, because it's not by your own reason or strength that [...]

Freedom from Sin for Others

The Freedom in the Gospel is a freedom from sin and slavery. Redeemed and forgiven we are at peace with God, we've been set free from the prison of death. We don't have to live for ourself [...]