Three Wrong Ways to Look the Reformation (and One Right Way)

The echoes of A Mighty Fortress are still ringing from this week’s Reformation celebration in the Lutheran Church. This year was a special anniversary—500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 [...]

Wars and Rumors of War

I woke up this morning to more reports of violence. More terrorism over the weekend, another mass shooting, places still devastated by natural disasters. Seems to be what we wake up to entirely [...]

Trust in The Lord and Rely Not on Your Own Understanding

With all of these natural disasters happening it simply seems fitting to talk about how God reveals himself in these tough times. We all want to talk about how bad the (insert natural disaster [...]

To Help and Serve Our Neighbor

In light of recent events in South Texas (where I live) I thought this would be the perfect subject to start off with. The hurricane was devastating and destroyed countless homes and hurt more [...]

Higher Things Conferences: Unapologetically Lutheran

With Higher Things, there is so much more than that. Higher Things conferences do exactly what they say they do. It is unapologetically Lutheran.

Fun Times at Higher Things: Thoughts from a Lutheran Pastor on Higher Things San Antonio

Vitamins are not healthy eating themselves, but rather they support a healthy lifestyle. Higher Things conferences are just this. They are not a replacement for a regular diet of Word and [...]

Does College Make It Too Challenging to Be Lutheran?

College campuses and Christianity are not two words I would put together very often. With our society increasingly moving towards ‘post-truth’ where no one can state objective truths, Christians [...]

Inauguration: A New Day?

Oaths. Traditions. Formalities. Ceremonies. Parades. Today we witnessed a new president taking the oath of office, and the peaceful transition between two presidents, two vice-presidents, and two [...]

O, Give Thanks to The Lord!

This year, then, maybe before the first guests arrive or while you're on your way to whomever is hosting the Thanksgiving meal, check out Psalms 113-118: the Hallel Psalms, the Psalms of praise [...]

Idols and Politics

So, whatever your thoughts or reactions to this election happen to be, flee from idols. Rather, remember that God rules this world, but also that He has won for you abundant salvation in Christ [...]