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Category: I’m Glad You Asked

“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (THIRTY-SECOND IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
Grace is a word that one will hear in almost any church that claims to be Christian. Even those denominations that deny Christ’s deity as well as those who don’t speak about the cross will talk Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (THIRTY-FIRST IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
This question arises frequently, especially since there are certain denominations who teach that the only valid form of Baptism is by immersion—that is, by dunking a person all the way under Read More
There is incredible freedom in the New Testament Church. We are not bound to a certain style of music nor a particular type of worship service. Our brothers and sisters overseas are not required to use page five in The Lutheran Hymnal or page twelve in the Worship Supplement. Nor are we. But what is permissible is not always Read More
This question begins with an unfortunate assumption; namely, that praying or singing requires certain visible motions. Praying is more than the folding of hands and the closing of eyes. Singing is more than opening the mouth and matching musical notes with one’s voice. Praying and singing are acts of worship, and worship is always primarily about Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-Eighth  IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
Some of the differences in the ways that Christian churches conduct Baptisms are merely matters of custom and logistics. Other differences surrounding Baptism are significant matters of “what does the Lord Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-SEVENTH  IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
Generally speaking, all Christian churches fall into one of three categories: Roman Catholic, Lutheran, or Reformed/Protestant. Though they share some teachings in common (think: Apostles’ Creed), there is Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-Sixth IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
You will not find the word sacrament in the Bible. If you were to do a quick search in a concordance, the closest match you would find is sacrifice. One can easily see that, as far as spelling is Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-FIFTH IN A SERIES)
Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
Whenever a secular group or organization tries to inject a spiritual component into its activities or purpose, there is cause for concern. A secular group is ill-equipped to provide spiritual ministry, Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-FOURTH IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
If I started by telling you what it is, you might not read anything that follows. So let’s start by explaining its purpose and place in God’s plan. Near the end of Genesis 1, Moses writes, “So God created Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-THIRD IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
It may be surprising to learn that the Bible doesn’t say a lot about homosexuality. It is mentioned specifically in just a handful of places (such as Leviticus 18:22-24, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Read More