Unsavory Grace from an Unsavory Lord

Robert Farrar Capon made the excellent point that the parables of Jesus need to be understood as riddles—riddles that, when […]
October 04, 2017 by Dr. Steven Hein

About Preaching Good Works

Ok boys and girls, it is time for our lesson on how to listen and respond when Servants of the […]
August 14, 2017 by Dr. Steven Hein

Reflections on Taking the Lowest Seat

I love Robert Capon’s reference to Luke 14 as containing the Party Parables of Jesus. Luke reports Jesus at a […]
July 05, 2017 by Dr. Steven Hein

Fathers, Don’t Let Them Die

While the disciples thought them a distraction, Jesus set the disciples straight about how little children centrally focus what is […]
June 12, 2017 by Dr. Steven Hein

Our Redeemer Lives, and So Will You

Job was no stranger to cross life. For the sake of a wager, God allowed Satan to have his way […]

Giving Up Something For Lent?

Are you one of those who is giving something up for Lent? While this has not been popular among Protestants, […]
March 27, 2017 by Dr. Steven Hein

Behold The King Israel Never Expected

Israel thought if God would just relent and give them a King, they could become obedient to the demands of […]
December 14, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein

Human Depravity: The Doctrine on which Justification Stands or Falls

It is well known that Luther championed the doctrine of justification as the sufficient, imputed righteousness of Christ alone, apart […]
November 01, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein

Words Mean Things, Even in the World of Make Believe

Once upon a time, there was an ecumenical colloquy to debate the meaning of the following words… And when Jesus […]
August 26, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein

Blessed Assurance… Coming From The Devil?

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine; Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Thus have Protestant Christians sung lustily about their […]
July 19, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein