Differences between Calvinism and Lutheranism

Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions -- A Reader's Edition of the Book of ConcordAnyone who knows me knows I have a deep love for the Lutheran confessions, and traditions.

Don’t get me wrong, I have certain issues with certain things in the Book of Concord. I am not in a strict sense a “confessional Lutheran.” I do, however, appreciate a great deal of what that branch of the Christian Faith has to say.

I ran into this video today and I thought it was something worth sharing…

Do you agree with what this pastor has to say about Luther, Calvin, Grace and Parodox?

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  • http://jackr.myopenid.com/ jackr

    I'm by no means competent to reduce two entire faith traditions to a single issue, but I have long suspected that many theologians, large and small and all over the theological map, get to preferring their system above the actual evidence. I'm child enough of my age to point out that scientists who do that (and there are some, including some that get a lot of press attention) are considered very, very poor scientists, and end up "shunned" by their peers. Humility before the complexities of reality is bedrock to the scientific/academic method as it's practiced today; we might profitably learn a bit of that lesson.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01604198086150699972 Billy Kangas

    @Jackr – I think that's a valuable stipulation…

    By the way, do you have a faith background? If so what is it?