Thursday, May 21, is when Jesus’ ascension into heaven was celebrated this year. Bryan Wolfmueller, a Lutheran pastor from Austin, Texas developed a list of important, relevant doctrines that are bound up in Jesus’ ascension. Before we get to any of them, we need to point out, as Pastor Wolfmueller does, that Jesus’ ascension is…

Knowing the unknown God

In the seventeenth chapter of Acts, we are told about a time when the Apostle Paul is experiences a time of waiting. For his safety Paul had to be brought to the city of Athens. He had to wait there for his co-workers, Silas and Timothy, to arrive. Rather than just sit around and chafe…

Steadfast Stephen Stoned

In the sixth and seventh chapters of Acts we are introduced to a man by the name of Stephen. Stephen was not one of the twelve apostles chosen by the Lord. He was one of seven deacons chosen by the church to help care for widows so that the apostles could devote themselves to prayer and…

Essential Christianity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

If any group of people is going to be angry at God for the COVID-19 pandemic it should be Christians. Here is very earliest description of life in a Christian community. It comes from the second chapter of Acts: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread…