Posts from June 2017

Posts from June 2017

THE AUGSBURG CONFESSION – JUNE 25, 1530

On this date in history (June 25, 1530), 487 years ago, the Augsburg Confession was presented by our Lutheran forefathers to Emperor Charles V. Dr. Martin Luther, with a price on his head ever since his famous stand before the emperor at Worms in 1521, corresponded with the Lutheran princes and…

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER…

Columnist Armstrong Williams writes of a summer day down south when his father sent him to buy wire and fencing for the farm.  At sixteen, Williams liked nothing better than a chance to drive the Chevy pickup.   But this time, he was in no hurry.  His father told him he’d have to ask for credit.  Sixteen is a proud age for a young black man, Williams explained.   “The…

EVERYONE HAS A CREED

Jesus once asked His disciples. “But what about you?  Who do you say I am?”   Speaking for all the apostles, Peter gave the correct answer:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”   The world is full of wrong answers to Christ’s question.  People believe all kinds of things.  Some will deny that they believe anything.  They smugly assert that they believe in…

“TO GOD WHAT IS GOD’S!”

The book of Ezra tells us how God’s Old Testament people came home from their 70-year captivity in Babylon.  They return home to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem. Foundations are laid.  Hymns are sung.  There are shouts of joy mingled with tears over why all this was necessary in the first place. But now some years went by.  People got busy with other things.  Plowing…