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

Tacking to Glory

How might Christians who embrace Luther’s Theology of the Cross depict the progress of the Christian translating from Cross to […]
May 17, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein

The Not-So-Empty Tomb of Jesus

It is customary on Easter to race breathlessly with Peter and John to the tomb of Jesus upon hearing the […]
April 08, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein

Being Lured Away From Justification

There is an important lesson to be learned when we hear of faithful servants of the Word vacating singular service […]
March 30, 2016 by Dr. Steven Hein

Reflections on a Cold Silent Night

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Christmas-eve-candles-window

As you may have gathered on Christmas Eve to reflect on the significance of the new-born Christ child, let me […]
December 30, 2015 by Dr. Steven Hein

Justification: You Have It All, But You Always Need More

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Rembrandt-Return_of_the_Prodigal_Son-smaller

Do you know the paradox about the beloved who has the complete love of her lover? She has it all, […]
November 25, 2015 by Dr. Steven Hein

Christians Have A Secret: Good Works

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good-samaritan

During the 70s there was a popular hum-and-strum ditty among Christian youth that reflects just a bit of self-congratulation. In […]
September 30, 2015 by Dr. Steven Hein