When’s the last time you got in a discussion or maybe an argument with someone who doesn’t see the world the way you do? How did you respond to that perspective? Was it a civil conversation?
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When Jesus greets his disciples with a blessing of peace, it’s on God’s terms. Only the Creator knows what’s best for us. Only he knows what makes us whole, what makes us complete. Only he truly knows what it is for his creation to exist in harmony, and through Jesus, he reveals it fully to us. Only God can truly define our peace, and it’s not always what we want.
We don’t deserve to stand in God’s presence. But Jesus, in all of his power, in all of his might, he brings us there, to stand pure and blameless before our God.
Join me as I was graciously invited to sit down with the pastors of Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, Iowa for one of their episodes of "Ask the Pastors" to discuss biblical manuscripts, translation, and how we get our Bibles today. Audio Only YouTube
This episode I'm joined by Rev. Dr. John Denninger to discuss his story in ministry as well as the new SED Lay Deacon Program. Dr. Denninger currently serves as president of the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and has a heart for reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Available on: YouTube … Continue reading NEW PODCAST: 02 with Rev. Dr. John Denninger
Before the crucifixion, the people hadn’t seen the glory of God yet. Even after seeing the miraculous signs of Jesus, they hadn’t yet seen him give up his life for the world out of love. They hadn’t seen him defeat death itself. Isaiah stood in the throne room of God, a vision of heaven itself, and he was tantalized by it.
These are all too common responses—postures—when we as humans find ourselves in hard situations. We see it all around us today. The outright villains and the false heroes—designations which are increasingly relative these days. The hero of one is the villain of another.
Often it takes us time to work out ideas and give real attention to what others are saying. This kind of discovery is a life-long process.
This week saw the launch of the new video series "At the Edge of Faith," which explores the concepts of faith and identity in a nihilistic world. Constantly forced to question what's real, how do we know whom to trust, and where do we fit into it all? Where do you go when your account … Continue reading New Video Series: “At the Edge of Faith”