Category Archives: Doctrine

Why Do Zebras Exist?

Religion, or more properly the practice of one’s faith, endures largely because of reason. More specifically, the nature of faith is the desire of reason to seek the answers to three profoundly human questions: Who am I? Why am I? How then shall I live? The secular intellect … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:16 – Does the Husband Rule His Wife?

Here’s the NRS version of Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura, the Formula of Concord, and Lutheran Doctrine

Given the recent (and past) resolutions of the ELCA, it may be appropriate to remind ourselves of our confession of faith. One place to begin might be to re-acquaint ourselves with the authority of the Biblical witness (aka Holy Scripture). … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life (John 6:25-71)

Much has been written about the so-called “Bread of Life Discourse”, the verses in John:6:25-71. Most of the writings I’ve surveyed seek to draw from this text a theology of the Eucharist. But, while Jesus’ sayings certainly apply, the Eucharist … Continue reading

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