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St. Matthew, Apostle

[Jesus] said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. (Matthew 9:12b)"  [ read more ]

In Reflections // September 21, 2017

Everybody Must Get Stoned - Gospeled Boldly #59

In this episode Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke read of the martyrdom of St. Stephen, which kicks off the Christian diaspora as the message of the Gospel is carried to all the surrounding nations.  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // September 21, 2017

Why Should We Sing?

Since the beginning of the Reformation, the Lutheran Church around the world has consistently allotted a portion of time during the Divine Service to the singing of hymns. Why?  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 20, 2017

"No one can serve two masters... therefore I tell you." A Meditation on Matthew 6:24

I suppose there is a bit of truth there; it is good to give an offering, to give money away. It does help keep money from being an idol; you don't give an idol away. But it misses the point of what Jesus is talking about here and through the rest of the text.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 19, 2017

Christ Alone - HT Video Short

The newest HT Video Short - Christ Alone  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // September 17, 2017

The Eighth Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

The Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.

God is the True Philanthropist, that is, the lover of humanity who generously gives gifts. Every morning God gives the gift of a new day.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 14, 2017

Concord #28: Marriage of Priest, Part 1 - The Goodness of Marriage

An issue facing the Church at the time of the Reformation is whether priests, or pastors, could be married. The tradition that had been received in the medieval Church was that priests and monks were required to take a vow of celibacy and to forsake marriage.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 13, 2017

"But he, desiring to justify himself..." A Meditation on Luke 10:29

He had asked a law question. He has asked what he had to do to inherit eternal life. It was a silly question: you don't do much to inherit. Someone else dies and then they give you something; that's not really you doing something.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 13, 2017

The Message of the Crown - Gospeled Boldly #58

The first Deacons: more Greek than rush week! In this episode, Pastor Eric Brown and Thomas Lemke observe as good men are chosen to take some pressure off the Apostles.  [ read more ]

In Gospeled Boldly // September 13, 2017

"Rise and go your way; your faith has saved you." A Meditation on Luke 17:19

Ten lepers get healed, but only one comes back to praising God and thanking Jesus, and from there we have gotten thousands of finger wagging sermons telling us to be more thankful like the good leper.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 12, 2017

When the Church fails me - HT Video Short

The newest HT Video Short - When the Church fails me  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // September 10, 2017

Concord #27: Both Kinds in the Sacrament

The first 21 articles or topics have been about doctrine—articles of faith. What follows are several abuses that have been corrected—practical matters that were either eliminated or reformed. The Augsburg Confession itself makes this distinction.  [ read more ]

In Articles // August 31, 2017