Foundations

 

Sure, you've got a Small Catechism and you learned it in confirmation—well enough for Questioning anyway. But sometimes it's good to liven up those memories, and maybe hear the basics of your Lutheran faith explained in a  slightly different way. We aren't interested in any sort of "new" or novel theology (that's how heresy gets started!) but we can take a fresh look at the FOUNDATIONS of our faith, making sure they're still strong and forming the basis of what we believe and live out as Christians.
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Foundations: The Gift of One Flesh
October 18th, 2021
The Sixth Commandment isn't just about sex and "how far" you can go on a date. It's about intimacy, commitment, covenant, and community. It's about being man and woman created in the image of God. It's about being a member of the Body of Christ, being redeemed by the body of Christ, and glorifying God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:12-20). ...
Foundations: The Gift of Life
October 11th, 2021
Life is precious. Human life is sacred, set apart, holy, from the womb to the tomb. While we share a common biology with the animals--most of the same DNA, same cells, same stuff--we are different from the animals. We are made in God's image. We are spiritual creatures. The Son of God honored our humanity by becoming one of us, conceived in a mother's womb and born just like us in order to save us...
Foundations: The Gift of Order
October 4th, 2021
By William M. Cwirla Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish  them. (Small Catechism: The Fourth Commandment) Imagine a world without authority. You could do whatever you wanted. Drive whatever speed you thought was best. Take anyth...
Foundations: Holy Word, Holy Day
September 27th, 2021
In Baptism, we have already become new creatures in Christ. We have a part in the dawning Day of the new creation. "The old has passed away; the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17). The Sabbath Day of the old creation has given way to the eternal Day of Jesus and our rest in Him by faith. ...
Foundations: The Gift of God's Name
September 20th, 2021
We hate it when people make fun of our names. It hurts. It makes us angry. God hates it, too. Unlike our names, His Name has power to save. To have God's Name is to have God Himself fight for you. That's why Moses was so interested in finding out the name of the God who was sending him to the Egyptians to free the Hebrew slaves (Exodus 3:13-14)....