New Covenant Worship, part 1

Rich FutrellDoes the “old covenant” (Old Testament) have anything to say about our “new covenant” (New Testament) Christian worship? Pr. Rich Futrell takes us on a journey through worship in the Garden of Eden, in the wilderness tabernacle, in Solomon’s temple, and in the synagogue of Jesus’ day. He shows us that, yes, new covenant worship flows out of and fulfills the old covenant worship.

Read Pr. Futrell’s article, “Understanding New Covenant Worship as the Fulfillment of the Old.”

Hymn Boards vs. Giant Projection Screens

Stephen AndersonDoes it matter if your church uses an old hymn board or a giant projection screen to convey service information? Does the medium send a message, even an unintended one? Pr. Steve Anderson makes the case that giant projection screens may just send the wrong message and distract us from the true worship and mission of the Church.

Read Pr. Anderson’s article, “The Old Hymn Board or Giant Projection Screens: Does It Matter?”

Should We Treat Animals “Humanely”?

Philip HoppeWhat does it mean to treat animals “humanely”? Pr. Philip Hoppe makes the case that to treat animals “humanely” is to treat them as humans. What is the relationship between God’s human creatures and the beasts that He also made? Are we confusing the differences between man and beast as we treat our animals with care and compassion?

Read Pr. Hoppe’s article, “Should We Treat Animals Humanely? I Say No.”

Pornography and Idolatry

jack_kilcreaseWhat do pornography and idolatry have in common? Can pornography or plastic dolls fill a real need for human sexuality? Dr. Jack Kilcrease discusses his article, “Pornography and Idolatry.”

Read Dr. Kilcrease’s article, “Pornography and Idolatry.”

Dr. Jack Kilcrease, The Self-Donation of God

Just Relax, A Little Liquid Drano Won’t Hurt Anyone

RevDrMatthewRichardMovies such as Noah, Son of God, and Heaven is for Real may not get every detail of Christian doctrine correct, but what’s wrong with that? Isn’t a Christian presence of some kind better than no presence at all? So what if they don’t get everything quite right? Pr. Matt Richard discusses how just a little bit of false doctrine can be as poisonous as a little bit of Liquid Drano in a batch of cookies.

Read Pr. Richard’s article, “Just Relax, A Little Liquid Drano Won’t Hurt Anyone.”

Luther’s Small Catechism and Lent

AbrahamsonWhat is the connection between Luther’s Small Catechism and Lent? Pr. Joe Abrahamson joins us to extinguish the fiery darts of the evil one during Lent with the aid of Luther’s Small Catechism.

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s article, “Luther’s Small Catechism and Lent.”