Category Theology

The Ascension of our Lord, 2015

Dear Reader, It was a moment that mixed the secular with the religious in a way that will probably never happen again in my life. Fifteen years ago I was backpacking alone on a 20-day trip in Israel on Easter break from seminary studies in Europe. I arrived at the bus terminal in Jerusalem. I […]

The Grammar of Holiness: Part 2

You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, and you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the Lord has spoken to them by Moses. Leviticus 10:10-11 (ESV) God is the source of all holiness.  Nothing is holy except by virtue of […]

The Grammar of Holiness: Part 1

Today the average person in the West is losing or has lost a sense for what is holy.  While this certainly goes along with a decrease in worship attendance in all Western countries (North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand) this situation is also affecting the Christian church.  An increasing trend toward secularism and atheism in […]

Dealing with Anger

As I was going through my seminary notes today in preparation for Sunday’s sermon looking for some of my notes on the gift of the Holy Spirit by Rev. Dr. John Kleinig (a retired Lutheran professor from Australia who taught me for a semester in Canada) I found this small nugget of Dr. Kleinig’s on […]

A Pastoral Letter on Marriage for the Young

Dear Readers, The following is a beautiful pastoral letter on marriage meant for young adults from the bishop of our sister church in Germany, the Independent Evangelical Church in Germany.  Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt’s short letter (translated into English) is an encouragement for young people to marry and have a family.  It touches on other marriage-related subjects as […]

Tabernacle Tour in Cambridge

A  full-scale model of the ancient tabernacle is coming to Cambridge for a limited time and you are invited to tour it with Grace Lutheran’s pastor, Rev. Rob Korsch, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1PM.  Meet Pastor Korsch (who will be wearing his clerical shirt) in the parking lot of Cambridge Christian School (229 […]

Pentecost: The Season of the Church

The Day of Pentecost marks the Sunday seven weeks (49 days) after Easter when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church (Acts 2).  On this day God gave the early Christians the gift of the Holy Spirit to dwell in them forever.  What Jesus prophesied before his death (John 14:15-27) now takes place. […]