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November 26, 2009
Be thankful we still have God’s Word
In our Bible class, we are studying Genesis by way of Luther's commentary, the equivalent,...
November 23, 2009
THE book on Christian spirituality for today. . .
. . .has to be Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today by John W. Kleinig....
November 05, 2009
That God died
I had assumed that yesterday's post about Crucifixion, in which I talked about how God...
November 04, 2009
This report reminds us that Saudi Arabia still crucifies people, though it's not quite crucifixion...
October 27, 2009
Why conservative Anglicans can’t just go to Rome
My colleague Dr. Roberta Bayer, professor of political theory here at Patrick Henry College is...
October 12, 2009
Where God puts His Name
Our pastor tossed off a comment in yesterday's Bible class that still resonates with me...
September 18, 2009
How can the church speak the truth to power?
Ian Adams, the communications director of the Lutheran Church in Canada, alerted me to this...
September 16, 2009
The false gospel of moralism
Albert Mohler, a Baptist, draws attention to a fatal confusion that plagues contemporary Christianity: In...
September 09, 2009
The ELCA has left the Great Tradition
Robert Benne is an ELCA theologian of great note, who has written helpfully about vocation,...
July 21, 2009
Praise songs as sacraments and as mantras
Several years ago, there was a fascinating discussion of the use of "praise songs" in...
July 17, 2009
I've learned about some first-rate resources and sources of resources that I wanted to let...
July 10, 2009
Catholic closed communion & Canada’s Prime Minister
Canada, which might not be as secularist as people have assumed, is undergoing a religious...
June 12, 2009
Have a Nice(an) Day
Today, June 12, is the anniversary of the Council of Nicea, held in 325 A.D....
June 01, 2009
The Lord and Giver of Life
Yesterday was Pentecost, celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit and, in effect, the birthday...
May 28, 2009
Lutheranism is not just for Lutherans anymore
Anthony Sacramone at Strange Herring tells about some Anglicans who are discovering Luther and confessional...
May 27, 2009
The first use of the Law
We've talked here quite a bit about the doctrine of vocation and the doctrine of...
May 07, 2009
Just War vs. Justifiable War
Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, takes issue with Christian just war...
May 06, 2009
Guilt as feeling vs. guilt as verdict
More from Prof. Pless at our church's Good Shepherd Seminar. . . .He pointed out...
May 05, 2009
Three approaches to worship
Prof. John Pless, at our church's Good Shepherd Seminar, drew on some other scholarship to...
May 04, 2009
A student again
Every year our congregation brings in a scholar for an in-depth, day-long seminar on some...
April 23, 2009
Other doctrines of vocation
As I continue to study the doctrine of vocation, I find that nearly all writers...
April 22, 2009
Wingren’s book on vocation
Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds announces that Westminster Theological Seminary is selling Gustav Wingren's...
April 02, 2009
When pastors lose their faith
Strange Herring tells of a pastor in the Netherlands who does not believe in God,...
March 05, 2009
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven
This next section of Luther's THE SMALL CATECHISM is controversial to non-Lutherans, though I wonder...
March 04, 2009
Faith which trusts this Word of God in the water
The next part in our blog series on Luther's SMALL CATECHISM deals with Baptism. I...
March 02, 2009
From every evil of body and soul
According to THE SMALL CATECHISM, which we have been discussing, the last two petitions of...
March 02, 2009
Everything needed for this life
The exposition of the Lord's Prayer in THE SMALL CATECHISM has us praying for the...
February 26, 2009
The Holy Ghost has called me by the Gospel
THE SMALL CATECHISM on the Holy Spirit: THE THIRD ARTICLE I believe in the Holy...
February 24, 2009
Maker of heaven and earth
Luther's THE SMALL CATECHISM divides the Apostle's Creed into three articles, one for each Person...
February 23, 2009
The state is like food, drink, & air
The post about God & the State led to even more discussion of a previous...
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