Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

October 31 means different things to different people—Protestant Christians celebrate Reformation and prepare for All Saints’ Day, while secular society celebrates Halloween. But Christians also get caught up in the secular celebrations of Halloween, usually “all in good fun,” yet sometimes that “fun” can be to our detriment. We must remember that “Satan disguises himself(…)

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Who Do You Truly Rely On for Your Well-Being?

Who Do You Truly Rely On for Your Well-Being?

Martin Luther explains the First Commandment by saying, “We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.” In the following excerpt from the new CPH title The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, author Michael Lockwood dives into a discussion on how misplaced trust and misplaced love(…)

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Q&A with Michael Lockwood, author of The Unholy Trinity

Q&A with Michael Lockwood, author of <i>The Unholy Trinity</i>

In the newest release from Concordia Publishing House, The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I, Rev. Dr. Michael Lockwood draws upon Martin Luther’s key insights on the theology of idolatry in order to unmask contemporary idol worship and its futility. Read the following Q&A with Dr. Lockwood to find out(…)

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What People Are Saying about The Unholy Trinity

What People Are Saying about <i>The Unholy Trinity</i>

Michael Lockwood shows that God’s use of the Law—for Christians as well as for non-Christians—includes the sufferings of life that destroy our self-sufficiency, which is the root of all idolatry. His book is full of practical suggestions for pastoral care and evangelistic outreach and will be an enormously helpful resource for pastors. —Gene Edward Veith,(…)

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A Letter in Honor of Pastor Appreciation Day

A Letter in Honor of Pastor Appreciation Day

Love Your Pastor “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17) Obey your leaders and submit to them(…)

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A Year of Reformation Reading

The coming year presents a unique opportunity as anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation builds. Not only is it a ripe opportunity to proclaim Christ with Reformation-focused services throughout the year (for example, The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession on June 25 falls on a Sunday), but it is also an apt occasion(…)

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What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

The Barna Group recently conducted a survey on the topic of supernatural physical healing and discovered that the majority of Americans—Christians, people of other faiths, and even those who claim no faith—believe God can heal people supernaturally . . . miraculously. But what does God tell us (and warn us) about miracles? The following excerpt(…)

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A Devotion to Begin Your Week

A Devotion to Begin Your Week

PSALM 42 The 42nd psalm is a psalm of prayer in which the psalmist laments over his sorrow that God was angry with him and had afflicted him. Because of these he is mocked by the godless who taunt, “Where is your God now?” For the godless cannot restrain themselves; when they see that things(…)

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