Category Archives: Theology

Part 3 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

Here’s the latest entry in the current series at Lutheran in a Strange Land, in which we look at the multicultural aspect of Christianity that we find inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost.  

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Do Single Christian Men Owe Marriage to Single Christian Moms?

It always amazes me just how much of modern churches’ contempt for men could be resolved simply by having good theology. One of Dalrock’s latest blog posts is a critique of an old entry by Sam Parkison that essentially shames Christian men … Continue reading

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Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

I’m kicking off a new series of videos at Lutheran in a Strange Land, exploring the political philosophies of multiculturalism and globalism through the lenses of the Tower of Babel, Pentecost, and Luther’s theology of the Two Kingdoms. There’s no … Continue reading

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Lutheran in a Strange Land – New YouTube Channel

Welcome to a new experiment. I’ve had enough requests for video content that I’ve decided to give it a try and create a new YouTube Channel called Lutheran in a Strange Land. The thing is, I teach adult Sunday school … Continue reading

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“Conceived by the Holy Spirit” – The Apostles’ Creed is Pro-Life

A couple weeks ago, I came across a post at Steadfast Lutherans proposing a resolution for the upcoming Synodical convention “to condemn the pro-choice ideology as heresy.”  I have to confess, I was initially pretty skeptical about it. Now, this … Continue reading

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When Devotionals Attack

I have a confession to make: I’ve never been a big fan of devotionals. As instructional material, I usually find them both shallow and unnecessarily flowery. As inspirational material, they usually feel emotionally manipulative. And as material that is supposed … Continue reading

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The Importance of Properly Characterizing Abuse

I had a long Facebook conversation with a Lutheran about headship and abuse this past week. It went the way conversations challenging dominant paradigms usual go: a distinct lack of thoughtful engagement with the critique. It likewise ended the usual … Continue reading

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Keeping Jesus at Arm’s Length

Do you want to learn from Jesus? Or do you simply want to make sure Jesus isn’t stepping on your toes? The former proceeds from faith. When you believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for your … Continue reading

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Issues Etc. & The Federalist

If you haven’t read it yet, my latest piece at The Federalist is about the growing absence of men from Western churches in light of the contempt that they often find there. When Christians ponder the ongoing departure of men … Continue reading

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A Missionary’s Positions

We had a guest speaker at my church this past Sunday—a missionary who spoke to us about mission—both the specific program he oversees and the broader task of making disciples of all nations given to the Church. He gave everyone … Continue reading

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