Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still

“If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust inContinue reading “Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still”

Jealous?

“For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” Deut. 4:25, NKJV There is a distinct difference between sinful jealousy and godly jealousy. Sinful jealousy is comprised of the desire to possess something that doesn’t belong to you. It is the inclination of ownership to a thing (or person) that you don’t actually have– someone elseContinue reading “Jealous?”

Are You a Half-Shekel Short?

How much money a person has can make a big difference in many things in life. It can mean the difference between shopping for groceries as Whole Foods or WinCo, or not being able to shop at all but having to go to a food bank instead. Money can mean the difference between driving a BMW,Continue reading “Are You a Half-Shekel Short?”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Saint for Today

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is known for his leadership role in the Confessing Church, efforts on behalf of peace and justice, opposition to antisemitism, and writings on theology and ethics that have been influential far beyond his German Lutheran context. He was was hanged by the Nazis on April 6, 1945 in the Flossenburg concentration camp.Continue reading “Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Saint for Today”