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July 25, 2018
Confession and Absolution
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has just issued a major study of the doctrine and...
July 04, 2018
The Lutheran Hero of the American Revolution
Among the heroes of the American Revolution, which we celebrate on this fourth of July,...
June 29, 2018
My Thoughts on “The Benedict Option”
I finally read Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option: a Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian...
June 26, 2018
An Example of a Christian Nation
Poland officially crowned Jesus Christ as its king. It also remains resolutely pro-life. Christian morality...
May 22, 2018
“The Evangelical Church” as the “Catholic Church Purged of Certain Heresies & Abuses”
I quite randomly stumbled upon this quotation from Lutheran theologian Hermann Sasse*, the anti-Nazi activist...
April 12, 2018
“Beyond Anything I’ve Seen Before from Modern Lutheran Writers”: A Review of Our New Book
I hate promoting myself, but I have to share with you this review of my...
February 27, 2018
Catholic, Lutheran, & Reformed Approaches to the Poor
I've been reading a ground-breaking new book in the field of the sociology of religion...
January 19, 2018
An Interview About Our New Book
The Concordia Publishing House blog has posted an interview with Rev. Trevor Sutton and me...
December 14, 2017
Mary, the Mother of God
Roman Catholics venerate Mary, the mother of Jesus, with many titles: Queen of Heaven (the notion that...
November 29, 2017
Luther on Matter, the Senses, & Emotions
In our last post on Mark Mattes's new book Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty, we...
November 02, 2017
How Ethiopia Influenced the Reformation
As early as 1517, when the Reformation was just getting started, Martin Luther became interested...
November 01, 2017
The Gospel as Heresy
We posted about the “Filial Correction” in which a number of conservative Catholics accused Pope...
October 31, 2017
Other Takes on the Reformation
The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation--which is today--has received an extraordinary amount of attention. As...
October 30, 2017
How Lutherans View the Reformation Differently
Luther didn't split the church. The pope did.
October 20, 2017
I wanted to title our new book "Metachurch." Get it? Not "megachurch" but "metachurch," one...
October 16, 2017
How Luther Challenges Protestants
Martin Luther challenged and continues to challenge Roman Catholic theology in some profound ways. But...
October 13, 2017
The Greatest Critic of Both Modernism & Postmodernism
One noteworthy element in our new book Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to the...
October 12, 2017
Quotations From Our New Book
More shameless promotion of my new book with Trevor Sutton, Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
October 11, 2017
Our “Astonishing,” “Scintillating, “Daring” Book
I was amazed by the endorsements of the book that Trevor Sutton and I have just...
October 10, 2017
Our New Book on Lutheranism and the Postmodern Condition
The book that I wrote with Trevor Sutton releases today. It's called Authentic Christianity: How...
September 18, 2017
A Reformation best-seller to read and give away
Luther's Small Catechism is a marvel of clarity, depth, and spiritual insight. Used for centuries to...
September 15, 2017
A Unified Protestant Confession?
The Reformation, whose 500th anniversary is next month, had as its purpose the reformation of...
September 06, 2017
Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics on Salvation
Over half of American Protestants (52%) believe that salvation--that is to say, getting into Heaven--requires...
August 18, 2017
A modernist, a postmodernist, and a Lutheran walk into a bar. . .
We're in Australia, where I've been doing quite a bit of speaking. I just gave...
August 15, 2017
The zeal of converts
Many of the critics of Pope Francis in his more liberal positions are converts to...
August 14, 2017
Why Lutheranism appeals to Russians
Vladimir Putin continues to crackdown on religions that are "non-traditional" to Russia, persecuting people because of their...
August 11, 2017
What Constitutes “Heresy” and “Orthodoxy”?
Does acceptance of same-sex marriage on the part of a Christian constitute "heresy"? It may...
August 03, 2017
Free Lutheran resources
My daughter, Deaconness Mary Moerbe, has collected links to a vast array of free Lutheran...
July 07, 2017
Reformed sign on to “joint declaration” & find no theological differences with Lutherans
The World Communion of Reformed Churches--an association of liberal Calvinists--has signed on to the Joint...
June 30, 2017
Lutheran Sociologist Peter Berger Dies
One of the most prominent figures in the field of sociology, Berger was a pioneer...
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