Did Jesus Preach to Those in Hell?

The last supper with the disciples has ended. The betrayal in the garden of Gethsemane is over. Jesus has been arrested, beaten, tried, denied, and crucified. With His side pouring blood and water, His body is wrapped in a linen shroud and placed in a borrowed tomb. As the stone is set against the entranceContinue reading “Did Jesus Preach to Those in Hell?”

Martin Luther on a Christian Response to Plague

While pastoring in Wittenberg in the mid 1520’s, Martin Luther received a letter from Rev. Dr. Johann Hess, a pastor in Breslau. His question to Luther: How should Christians respond to a plague in their city? Luther’s response was a lengthy one that, due to some of his own circumstances, did not reach Dr. HessContinue reading “Martin Luther on a Christian Response to Plague”

We’re In This Together

I like books.  Specifically, I like books on history, biography, and theology.  My favorite books are those that find a way to combine the categories above.  Recently, I’ve enjoyed reading fictional books as well.  My son and I are working our way through C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.  We started a little over a year ago,Continue reading “We’re In This Together”

For Such a Time as This

One of my favorite Old Testament narratives is the book of Esther. Specifically, one of my favorite verses found within Esther is 4:13-14. But before we flesh out these verses, a little context will suffice. Esther is a book of the Old Testament that is quite different from the other books. One reason is becauseContinue reading “For Such a Time as This”