70 x 7: Not Your Average Math Fact

It may seem daunting beyond belief to imagine forgiving someone 70 x 7 times. And if were up to us, that would be the reality. Rev. Brown shows how the ever-flowing fountain of God’s love and [...]

The Immeasurable Mercy of God

Judge not, and you will not be judged… so verse so often quoted in an effort to point fingers or defend ourselves that we miss the Good News of God’s boundless mercy in the very next verse. [...]

Eat, Drink and Be Forgiven

Molly explains the reality of college life—that you are surrounded by worldly ideas of happiness and fulfillment. She contrasts this to our reality in Christ, where we have the freedom to [...]

Pax Domini

Pax! That’s Latin for “peace”, which Rev. Borghardt points out is at the heart of the Divine Service. After all, forgiveness and everlasting life bring the truest peace we can [...]

Feel Free to Pass on the Good News!

Did you know that Lutherans were the first “evangelicals”? There’s a reason for that and Rev. Borghardt, in his gospelly way, launches our topical issue helping us to understand [...]

Absolution Is the Answer

There isn't a sin that Christ's blood can't cover and Absolution is God's way of making that crystal clear to us. Rev. Fenker reminds us that the forgiveness we are granted covers every thought, [...]

Scuba Diving for Sin

You don't need a license to scuba dive down into the depths of your own or someone else's shipwrecked collection of sins. The reality is we have a natural inclination to do so. The good news, [...]

Born Again Virgins

Sure, you've heard that your Savior, Jesus, makes everything new, but maybe you fear there's one exception: you. Rev. Snyder reassures us that even if we fall prey to sexual temptation, God can [...]