Category Archives: Gospel

Probably Because You Aren’t Preaching It

At least, that’s my best guess after reading Why Are You Asking For More Law? In it, a Lutheran pastor briefly recounts a time when he was approached by some scare-quoted “pillars of the congregation” who were scare-quoted “very concerned” … Continue reading

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Sermon: “A Hard Saying” – John 6:51-69

My pastor required a substitute this weekend, and I was honored to be asked to preach on John 6:51-69: Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “This is a hard … Continue reading

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“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians”

This comic got me thinking a lot about Gandhi lately. It is, unfortunately, quite accurate. Like most people who cry some version of “Lord, save me from your followers,” Gandhi was less familiar with the Lord than he thought. Based … Continue reading

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When Movies Aren’t Bloody Enough

So the other night, I finally saw The Crow, the 1994 cult-classic starring Brandon Lee.  I found myself rather disappointed with the film by the time the credits began to roll.  Given how the typical complaint is that movies like … Continue reading

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