Jesus the Thirst Quencher

Thirst arises from a lack of fluids which causes an increase in the concentration of certain substances in our bodies. The brain then sends out signals that we are thirsty so we go looking for water. If thirst is not taken care of dehydration may occur. Dehydration can cause all kinds of problems with important…

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…

Easter Sunday, 2020

Jesus said, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly I say to you unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains only a single seed but if it dies it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, but the…

The Only COVID-19 Survivor

Matthew 27:24–25: “So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.’ And all the people answered, ‘His blood be on us and on our children!’” (ESV)…

Saying Too Much, Saying Too Little

In a recent broadcast of The Lutheran Hour, Dr Michael Zeigler and Rev. Ryan Tinetti discuss how Christians should respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. They explained that in our response to this pandemic Christians can fall into two errors. We can say too much or we can also err by saying too little. Saying too…

Asking Why? But Also Asking Where?

In John 9 Jesus and his disciples encounter a man who was blind from birth. The disciples ask Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Did they really think that the man could have committed a sin while in his mother’s womb for which God then punished him…