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…

Different Aspects of the Power of God’s Word

Genesis 3:1-21, Romans 5:12-19 and Matthew 4:1-11 are the appointed Scripture readings for the First Sunday in Lent this year. These readings show the power of God’s Word but in different ways. Genesis 3:1-21 is the story of Adam and Eve’s fall into sin. This fascinating story shows the power of God’s Word in a…