Theology

Christmas

The Bible begins in Genesis by recording: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw …

Festival of the Holy Trinity

On Sunday, June 1st the Church on earth celebrated the Festival of the Holy Trinity, also known as Trinity Sunday. The Lutheran lectionary for this year’s festival used texts from Psalm 29, Isaiah 6:1-8, Acts 2:14a, 22-36, and John 3:1-17. The reading from Isaiah is actually one of my favorite texts in the Bible. Do you know that the Apostle …

Pentecost Sunday

May 24th this year was Pentecost Sunday, the Fiftieth Day after Easter and the tenth day after Jesus’ ascension into heaven. And the Lutheran lectionary readings (Ezekiel 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27;16:4-15) for this year’s Pentecost all talk about the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity. We worship one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy …

A Resume for God

Everyone is fairly familiar with the concept of a resume.  In Europe and other places, it’s also frequently called a “curriculum vitae,” which is Latin for basically “the course of my life.”  So, a resume details the course of your life: where you went to school, what you studied, where you’ve worked, what skills you have.  The idea is that prospective …