Luke 1:39-45: Mary Visits Elizabeth

  The life-changing announcement from the angel Gabriel stuns Mary, as she staggers in shock. Rejoice, favored one!  The Lord is with you.  Don’t be afraid, Mary, for God honors […]

Our Lord’s Final Words from the Cross: John 19:25-27: Sons and Mother

Perhaps, you’ve been there. Few events stamp themselves into your memory with such force. To be present when a loved one dies is a powerful experience. When grief grabs you […]

What are We to Make of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary?

What are we to make of the traditional Lutheran position that Mary remained a virgin her entire life?  This short theological pondering from Pastor Futrell helps us look at this […]