Posts Tagged "culture"

Sorrow Over Terrorism

This week I heard the terrible news about an 85-year-old priest in Normandy, France who was beheaded by radical Islamic terrorists while he was conducting mass.  Such news just makes me shake my had in sorrow.  NOT sorrow for the priest.  Actually, I rejoice with him that all his sorrows are now over and he is celebrating at the wedding feast of the Bridegroom, Jesus. NOT sorrow out of fear.  Terrorists like this can’t intimidate...

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Concordia U Blog Post

Below is a blog now posted on the online education website for Concordia University of WI and MI.  You can see it there with a lot of other helpful info by clicking HERE. 12 QUESTIONS ABOUT FAMILY LIFE WITH REV. TODD A. BIERMANN by Michael Sapiro on June 9, 2016 Todd Bierman is Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc, MI and an instructor in our Master’s of Education – Family Life program. Todd is a leading voice in the...

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The Supreme Court vs. God’s Way

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the U.S. handed down a ruling saying the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples.  While the five justice majority may have their opinion on this matter, they can not and will never change the immutable will of God.  God’s Word remains the same.  It states clearly that marriage is the life long union of...

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Time for a Divorce?

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Mark 12:17  ESV)   That’s what Jesus said.  It helps clarify our relationships with the civil government and with the church.  It also helps clarify the debate about civil unions versus church weddings.  For years, pastors in the church have signed civil marriage licenses after conducting a church wedding.  This has...

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To Serve or Not to Serve?

Martin Luther once said in a sermon, “When a prince sees his neighbor oppressed, he should think: That concerns me! I must protect and shield my neighbor….The same is true for shoemaker, tailor, scribe, or reader.  If he is a Christian tailor, he will say: I make these clothes because God has bidden me do so, so that I can earn a living, so that I can help and serve my neighbor.”*   Neither Luther nor the words of...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview