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The Gospel and Racism

Racism is alive and well in America. It takes a special kind of blindness to doubt or deny that statement, especially after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. How should Christians think through the events that unfolded last weekend? I’d … Continue reading

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Preach the Law Boldly

This series of articles is adapted from my recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary entitled How Did Luther Preach?: A Plea for Gospel-Dominated Preaching. My contention is that Martin Luther’s preaching of imperatives in Scripture is vastly underrated. Contrary … Continue reading

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Church Music Should Be Cross-Centered

Worship Wars is Pastor Hopson’s current teaching series on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Poquoson Baptist Church. Join us to learn more about worship and music from a Christian worldview. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman and the Hero We Don’t Deserve

There are few lines that lead me to geek out quite as quickly as Lieutenant James Gordon’s closing monologue about Batman in the 2008 blockbuster film The Dark Knight:   “He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs … Continue reading

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Luther Preached the Law Frequently

This series of articles is adapted from my recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary entitled How Did Luther Preach?: A Plea for Gospel-Dominated Preaching. My contention is that Martin Luther’s preaching of imperatives in Scripture is vastly underrated. Contrary … Continue reading

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Luther Preached Discerningly

Martin Luther Mondays are back! Don’t everybody celebrate at once. After a brief hiatus to accommodate our home renovations and recent move, it’s time to get back to writing. This series of articles is adapted from my recent lecture presented … Continue reading

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Your Greatest Enemy is You

For those of you who haven’t seen The Lego Batman Movie yet, spoilers will follow. You have been warned. Batman’s newest incarnation on the screen may be his best yet as Will Arnett and the creative team behind The Lego … Continue reading

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Bedtime Grace

Bedtime is special in our house. Every night I give each child a hug and a kiss, a special “magic tuck,” and I tell them the same thing “No matter where you go, no matter what you do, no matter … Continue reading

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Luther Preached Forcefully

Martin Luther was known for many things, but his desire was to be know as a preacher of God’s Word. But how did Luther preach? This series of articles is adapted from a recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary … Continue reading

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Recommended Resources on Marriage, Parenting and Family

If lost to leader discipleship doesn’t happen at home, it’s not likely it’ll happen in the walls of the church. That said, we believe that moms, dads, grandparents, and children need to be taught what it means to be a … Continue reading

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