Life from Death (Trinity 16)

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Trinity 16 (September 07, 2008, rev from 2005) Luke 7:11-17 For an audio MP3 of this sermon, CLICK HERE TITLE: “Life from Death” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for today is the raising […]

Losing My Religion

Rev. Greg Alms over at Incarnatus Est just posted about this NY Times article on the latest Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey. The survey is on the dramatic shifts that are taking place in the American religious scene, where upwards of 44% of people no longer are members of the church body […]

Resetting the Stories of the Bible

I recently ran across a post about how there is a graphic novel series that is retelling the stories of the Bible in a futuristic, man vs. machine world. The series, Mecha Manga Bible Heroes, is beginning with the retelling of David and Goliath. Now I have a couple observations and concerns about this. First […]

Movies: Are they Really Devil Spawn?

There’s no doubt about it: movies are here to stay. (I know, brilliant revelation.) Should Christians be free to see any movie they want to, even if it extols sin in its various forms (murder, adultery, fornication, gossip, theft, and the like)? Here are a few thoughts from a chronic moviegoer who happens to also […]

The Church of the Jedi?

Who knew there was a church of the Jedi? Apparently in both Wales and Scotland, there is a growing movement of people listing the teachings of the as their religion. It is also a growing movement in the United States. What has always fascinated me about Star Wars and the whole Jedi mythology since the […]