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April 27, 2015
Laestadian Lutherans and their large families
Rev. Christopher Jackson informed me that the new Prime Minister of Finland is a Laestadian...
April 15, 2015
Why Marco Rubio goes to two churches
A piece on the religious beliefs of presidential candidate Marco Rubio says that he attends...
March 27, 2015
The sacrifice of Christians
Rev. Adam Roe, in the series on vocation at MissionWork, discusses the concept of "sacrifice"...
March 21, 2015
What’s the difference between pastors and laypeople?
Rev. Adam Roe, in his series on vocation at Mission: Work, observes that Philip Melanchthon,...
March 04, 2015
A Lutheran reading list
Thanks for those suggestions about funny reading and serious reading. They are very helpful and...
February 13, 2015
The Crusades, the Inquisition, and Protestants
President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast that Christianity, like Islam today, has been used...
January 30, 2015
Luther, Madison, and the Two Kingdoms
Rev. Matthew Harrison, the president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, discusses a letter President...
January 27, 2015
A new Lutheran blog at Patheos
Rev. Jordan Cooper's blog, Just and Sinner, has moved to Patheos. An AALC pastor (a...
December 17, 2014
Cranach’s “Christ Blessing the Children”
One of my favorite Cranach paintings is "Christ Blessing the Children." See a discussion after...
November 14, 2014
“Two Kingdoms” from another Lutheran at Patheos
Another Lutheran joins me here at Patheos, Rebecca Florence Miller. She has made a...
November 12, 2014
Protestants who believe in Purgatory
Some Protestants, including some evangelicals, are trying to bring back the belief in Purgatory. After...
October 24, 2014
Gradualism and the two senses of Grace
Roman Catholic theologian David Cloutier gives a lucid explanation of "gradualism," that take on moral...
September 17, 2014
“Can Nadia Bolz-Weber save evangelicalism?”
As we've blogged about, Nadia Bolz-Weber has been getting a lot of attention as an...
August 26, 2014
We often hear references to Bonhoeffer's term "cheap grace." In an essay defending Christians who...
August 19, 2014
Doug Wilson on Crypto-Lutherans
Douglas Wilson, who is associated with the "Federal Vision" movement, weighs in on the Crypto-Lutheran...
August 15, 2014
“It’s time to out the Lutherans among us”!
Back in the 19th century, Lutherans went through a "crypto-Calvinist" controversy. But today, Calvinists are...
August 01, 2014
Lutherans in exile
Carl Trueman argues that Christianity is going into a kind of cultural exile, and he...
July 17, 2014
Was Luther a Calvinist?
Short answer: NO! But Calvinists often claim him for their own. Douglas Sweeney,Trinity Evangelical Seminary...
July 11, 2014
The catholicity of Lutherans
Many evangelicals are trying to come to grips with the catholicity of the Church and...
July 07, 2014
Igniting a second Reformation
Check out this new website, which, in turn is a forum for a new ministry...
May 28, 2014
Tullian Tchividjian expelled for crypto-Lutheranism?
Tullian Tchividjian, the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian and the grandson of Billy Graham, was...
May 14, 2014
According to Roman Catholicism, you can receive "spiritual communion" even when you don't take actual,...
March 28, 2014
Members of the Cross in Mt. Dora, Florida, a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri...
February 03, 2014
Are Lutherans boring?
Yet another definitive answer to the question, Why not Lutheranism?, has been written. This one...
February 03, 2014
Lutheranism is not boring–vocation is
For me, growing up in perhaps the blandest version of mainline liberal Protestantism, Lutheranism, far...
January 28, 2014
J. Gresham Machen on the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
J. Gresham Machen was one of the 20th century's leading Reformed theologians, a Princeton faculty...
January 27, 2014
Lutherans, Catholics, & Orthodox
We may have solved, with the help of James R. Rogers, our perennial question of...
January 24, 2014
More on Lutherans, Calvinists, & Evangelicals
James R. Rogers (a Lutheran) advances our perennial topic of why evangelicals tend to prefer...
January 23, 2014
What Tullian Tchividjian learned from Lutherans
Tullian Tchividjian is Billy Graham's grandson and the successor to D. James Kennedy as the...
January 21, 2014
Why not Lutheranism?
Mathew Block, communications director of the Lutheran Church Canada, posts about that article on the...
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