Prayers based on sermons from Luther’s Church Postils
Translation of divorce texts into English is highly questionable – see for yourself.
An Aramaic view of the Lord’s Prayer
An Aramaic View of the Beatitudes
Category Archives: Life in General
Matt. 18:15-20 What does it mean to bind something on earth or to loose something on earth? And how will our binding and loosing have an effect in heaven? It’s no accident that this text on binding and … Continue reading
It’s time I weighed in on racism. I went to my weekly spiritually gathering last night and a topic came up concerning how one might deal with problems in the world. One suggestion from ancient wisdom teachings is … Continue reading
My interest in the Greek text and the English translations has led me to conclude that translation is more subjective than most people think. Most notably are the translations of the divorce and remarriage texts that I … Continue reading
Do people really want to know the truth? No. They want to be told the same thing over and over again. The more times they hear it, the more solid and secure they feel. When the truth is … Continue reading
Objects needed: pine cones or sweet gum seeds (any seeds with sharp points) for children to hold in their hands. Have any of you ever been hit by a friend? Maybe that friend wanted a toy you were playing … Continue reading
This is a sermon to myself. As I watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, I am finding peace in my soul. Not because he’s becoming president but because I am resisting lowering myself to the unfounded … Continue reading
This is one of my favorite quotations by Martin Luther about the use of the law, and it comes from the sermons in his Church Postils. See other quotes here.
Martin Luther had a practical way of understanding the rules/laws/instructions given in the Bible:
Have you ever wondered why the slogan “In God We Trust” is printed on our money? Isn’t that oxymoronic? Maybe we should start imprinting the same slogan on our guns. That might calm our trigger-happy fears so that … Continue reading