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How Can I Find Peace With God?

"How are we made right in the sight of God?"  "How can I find peace with God?"  "How can I right the many wrongs I have done in my life?"  Left to answer these and similar questions from reason or some other faculty, man inevitably conjures up some sort of works, either to accomplish or from which . . .

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November 15, 2008

Luther on Christ's Victory

Peace is something for which we all strive, hope, and long.  A lack of peace from physical troubles, emotional troubles, and spiritual troubles is something that plagues each of us from time to time or season to season.  Jesus spoke of giving us peace--peace that was possible because of his victory over the world; victory that came . . .

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November 14, 2008

Bailing Out the Big 3...Seriously?!

Traditionally, I have intentionally avoided politics here.  With a few exceptions surrounding the Olympics this summer, I have chosen to write almost exclusively on other topics...but things in Washington are getting so absolutely out of control, I am compelled to vent.

In case you haven't been paying attention, Mr. Paulson . . .

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November 14, 2008

A True American Hero

Today, a bit of history about a true American hero...

2nd Lt. Robert E. Femoyer earned the Medal of Honor as a B-24 Liberator navigator Nov. 2, 1944, during a mission over Germany . Despite being severely wounded, he remained at his station for two-and-half hours so that he could guide his bomber back to England. Only on . . .

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November 13, 2008

Luther on Vocation

As mentioned previously here, Luther possessed a revolutionary understanding of individual vocation that ran counter to the medieval understanding of his day.  For his contemporaries, some callings, jobs, positions, etc. were inherently more holy and/or pleasing to God than others.  A priest, for example, was held in higher esteem . . .

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November 12, 2008

The Lesser of Two Evils

How should someone concerned about the morality of abortion AND (pre-emptive) war vote today?  Is there a moral choice available?  Does one candidate represent the 'lesser of two evils'?

The Political Enquirer has an intriguing post this election dayon the subject of ethical voting.  What begins with a . . .

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November 04, 2008

On Loving Our Neighbors

Loving our neighbors is one of the greatest challenges in both the Old and New Testaments.  Our sinful nature and selfishness make us naturally put ourselves first, in direct contradiction to the command of God.  Added to this, our contemporary American culture and its infatuation with the supremacy of the self has lessened any . . .

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October 23, 2008