Our Wonderfully Made Bodies —Dr. John W. Kleinig

A summary of Dr. Kleinig's presentation from the 2022 Concordia Theological Seminary Symposia: The words and opinions are my own, based on my notes taken in person. —ed. Dr. Kleinig appeared virtually on a screen from Australia, with just a few minutes lost due to a technical snafu. An outline was handed out thankfully. His … Continue reading Our Wonderfully Made Bodies —Dr. John W. Kleinig

In Catholic Italy,‘de-baptism’ is gaining popularity

The idea here is to ceremonial memorialize rebellion and anti-Christian sentiment, making it religious in a pagan way. Even unbelievers can crave ceremony and liturgy, but Baptism is God’s work that cannot be undone, anymore than we can go back and redo our first birth. Thankfully, God still calls to repentance—He wants all sinners to … Continue reading In Catholic Italy,‘de-baptism’ is gaining popularity

A Prenatal Test Shouldn’t Determine a Life

Self-confident sinners cannot stand not knowing—thinking a test (just awareness) is almost as good as a cure. But this craving for omniscience is lustful ambition for God’s role and authority. We are not made to be know-it-alls, overlords of the future, but trust in the Father’s care. Christ’s Word reveals that we have a loving … Continue reading A Prenatal Test Shouldn’t Determine a Life

Is it Safe?

Is it safe? That is the question many are asking about church attendance, and also other public activities. But church is not supposed to be safe and harmless. Approaching the holy God is a dangerous task to be done in the highest reverence. God’s Word hits us hard in the pure proclamation of Scripture. We … Continue reading Is it Safe?