As I write this, it is Easter Tuesday. At this point we have gone without gathering for worship for over a month. As yet, we still do not know how long we will have to go on in these present circumstances. The reality is, we could have several more months of physical distancing, quarantine, andContinue reading “Easter Newsletter: Can you eat Christ without the Lord’s Supper? ”
Since we’re all stuck at home due to this coronavirus epidemic, here are a list of resources which you may find of use.
The Reformation of the Breviary and Its Lessons: A Very Brief Survey Rev. Matthew Fenn There are many choices for Lutherans, and indeed all Christians, for daily prayer. Choosing a book or form of daily prayer has often been left to the whims and fancies of the one praying. However, as Christians within the ReformationContinue reading “Article: The Reform of the Breviary and Its Lessons”
Here are three resouces I have made available on Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are two PowerPoint presentations, one on the background of Adventism which led to the rise of JWs. The other is one on JWs, what they believe, and how to share the gospel with them. Adventures in Adventism JW – Presentation There is alsoContinue reading “Resources on JWs”
I wrote an article this past summer about the Reformation. It was posted on the Gospel Coalition Canada website. The original article can be found by clicking the link below: WHOSE REFORMATION IS IT? A LUTHERAN REFLECTS ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION On October 31st, 1517, Augustinian Friar and University Professor Dr. MartinContinue reading “Article: WHOSE REFORMATION IS IT? A LUTHERAN REFLECTS ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION”
Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”[i] Douglas Adams has expressed a common viewpoint among an ever-rising generation of people who have cast off religion all together. The average ChristianContinue reading “Article: The Tales That Really Matter: Exploring Lewis on the Veracity of the Christian Mythos”
“Ky-ri-e!” The first notes thunder, and hearers today are stunned as they have been for nearly 300 years at the near perfection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor. In the autumn of his life, Bach set all his creative power to the task of writing a Missa Tota, a full musical setting ofContinue reading “Article: Antico et Moderno: The History of Bach’s Great Catholic Mass”
Christians throughout the centuries have always highly valued liturgy and hymnody. St. Paul encourages the Colossian Christians to continue “teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.”[i] It is hard even to conceive of a Christianity which would be devoid of the giftContinue reading “Article: Psalms and Hymns and Pietist Songs: A Look At Early Lutheran Hymnals in America”