For You and For All

Whoa there Peter! Better try that again! After all, we Americans are told time and time again by the popular TV, radio, and book pastors that Holy Baptism is a nothing! That Holy Baptism is only [...]

The Gift of Incense

So, now what? What purpose does incense serve? How does it point us to Jesus? The gift of incense is that it reminds us that God is angry with His people no more! Incense proclaims that there has [...]

Permanently Marked

It probably wasn't most brilliant idea I ever came up with to get a tattoo in college (junior year, March 12, 1993 to be exact), but at least it was a Trinity symbol. I had been thinking of [...]

The Thing About Mary

Mary’s faith is what has always astounded me. If some strange guy appeared out of nowhere and started talking to me, telling me that I’d suddenly be pregnant, but not by any man–by the Holy [...]

Sinners Love a Checklist

Me, I just need my list. And then with my handy-dandy notepad, I can check off when I've done what I need to do and know that it's done and I'm getting better. I'll be that person with two [...]

Lead Us Not into Temptation

"Did God say, "You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'" A subtle, subversive question. A devilish question. What did God say? You may eat the fruit of all the trees in the garden except [...]