Tag Archives: suffering

Life Lessons

There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.

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In the Shadow of the Cross

I’ve mentioned my friend, LCMS Pastor Chris Matthis, before (here and here). Now it’s come to my attention that he has released another book of his sermons, In the Shadow of the Cross: Sermons for Lent and Holy Week.

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Looking for a Christmas present for a hard-to-buy-for Lutheran? Here it is: Johann Gerhard‘s Handbook of Consolations: For the Fears and Trials That Oppress Us in the Struggle with Death. Feel free to thank me in advance.

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Festschrift for Glenn Merritt

Looking for free essays delving into a Lutheran theological understanding of mercy? A new book has just been released as a Festschrift for Rev. Glenn Merritt, and copies are free for the asking!

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