Posts by Nathan Rinne :

Playing the Pietist Card

A few years ago, Issues ETC. host Todd Wilken wrote a great piece for the Issues ETC. Journal called “Playing The Pharisee Card”. Here’s the start to that article, which I think is one of Pastor Wilken’s finest: “I have been called a Pharisee more times than I can remember. It goes with the territory. […]

Make Way for the King of Hearts

My pastor’s sermon from this past Sunday.  The title above is what I have assigned to it.  The bold is mine. “And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David” Luke 1:32 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Crown Prince William and his wife Kate were in New York City […]

Very Short and Very Sweet Martin Luther Devotions

What does Martin Luther have to say about the inner-life of the Christian?  Newly translated comments on Bible texts for every day of the year are now being made available free of charge by Lutheran Press.  Simply “like” Lutheran Press on Facebook to receive Luther’s intriguing insights daily. Lutheran Press, started by pastors Paul Strawn […]

Why Does God Come to Us in Bread and Wine?

Today, I have been asked to give a short message at a “convocation” here at Concordia University St. Paul.  I believe I am one of some 8 panelists.  We will each be talking about an illustration of our choice from the Saint John’s Bible, which the school is hosting for this year.  Here is what […]

“But if You Do Not Forgive Others Their Trespasses, Neither Will….” Is God’s Love Really Unconditional?

As Thanksgiving is upon us are there persons that you need to forgive?  Consider this post an attempt at doing “the third use of the law”, the topic of my last several posts… I am currently teaching a beginning Christianity course to university students. On the discussion boards last night, one asked this challenging question: […]