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Is Christ the New Law Giver?

by karenrehwaldt

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until […]

Should Christian Women Cover Their Hair?

by karenrehwaldt

2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays […]

Women in Creation & the Church

by karenrehwaldt

Today, on the frontlines of the Coronavirus, are many medical personal, both men and women.  I suspect however that the vast majority of the nurses are female, risking their lives in the physical realm for others.  Yet, often the only thing we hear about women is what they are not allowed to do in the […]

A New Normal

by karenrehwaldt

I had knee surgery at Ft. McClellan. Alabama back in 1997. Later I came down on orders to move to Rose Barracks near Vilseck in Bavaria, Germany. This was a mechanized (they went to war in Bradley fighting vehicles) infantry unit and the standards for physical fitness were higher. As I trained up to meet […]

The Pandemic and the Herd

by karenrehwaldt

We are living through times like have not been seen for decades. To be sure, there have been pandemics in the past to include the Polio epidemic in the first half of the 18th century (1900’s), and the Black Death (Plague) which visited Europe and Asia in the 1300’s. Most recently we’ve seen the Ebola-virus […]

Out of Africa

by karenrehwaldt

The year was 1992, April 29th. You all remember it as the day of the LA riots. I remember it as the day of my youngest son’s 4th birthday and the day of the Freetown Military Coup in Sierra Leone, West Africa. We were Bible Translation missionaries for Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) there during 1990-93. […]

The Existence of Hell in the Bible

by karenrehwaldt

Is Hell real? Christ’s Descent into the place we commonly refer to today as “Hell” is referred to in the Apostles’ Creed and the Athanasian Creed.     We as Bible believing Lutherans have always believed in hell.  Martin Luther, in a sermon delivered in Torgau in 1533, stated that Christ descended into Hell.   The Formula of […]

Is God the Author of Evil?

by karenrehwaldt

Recently someone gave me an article entitled “Every Day’s a Bad Day; How Ecclesiastes Taught Me to Enjoy Life” by Carolyn Mahaney.  The author talks about the challenges we face living in a sinful world and claims that understanding the wisdom of the OT book rescued her from disillusionment, bitterness, bewilderment, and from being disheartened […]

Christianity Watershed’s Point

by karenrehwaldt

Christianity’s Watershed Point A watershed is an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. One example that often comes to mind is a continental divide, which is the biggest of all watersheds. In the USA there is a continental divide which goes through the Rocky Mountains and […]

Humor in Review

by karenrehwaldt

Humor in Review Humor has taken a turn for the worse these days. At times, we don’t even see just how raunchy, immoral and degrading the humor of our days has become. When my Ft. Wayne Seminary professor for Missions, Dr. Rev. Eugene Bunkowski, returned from Nigeria after being a missionary there for 20+ years, […]