Tag Archives: Law and Gospel

Of Conversations and Confessions

Note: For the book in question, go HERE. For the review, go HERE. In times of controversy or false teaching, the church is called to confess. But that confessing is not always the straight line we would like to think … Continue reading

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A Challenge

Over the past few months, I have become something of a minor celebrity among proponents of Two Kinds of Righteousness. I have, very publicly, stated my opposition to it. I have defended that position, as far as I am able, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Afterlife (Do you mind if I call it that?)

A discussion has arisen regarding how we refer to the state of the Christian after death in this world. Do we say they have gone somewhere? If so, where? How do we refer to their soul? What happens in the … Continue reading

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Lutheran Purgatory: A Review

There have already been numerous excellent reviews of this timely book. Pastor Kornacki has done a masterful job dealing with a difficult subject, and much deserved praise has already been given to him for this. So my review will be … Continue reading

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Confession and Absolution: Imperiled Treasure

The Anglican church in Australia recently approved allowing their priests to reveal sins confessed. As getreligion notes, this is hardly surprising, since Private confession in the Anglican world is not a sacrament, and was denounced as one of the abuses … Continue reading

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Sasse Class

I did a continuing education class last week on Herman Sasse, taught by the amazing John Pless. It was wonderful. The pure word of God, raining down on me for a whole week with practically no interruptions. I never realized … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

Teach These Things: Catechesis for the Lutheran Parish is now available in a limited and exclusive pre-release. (Doesn’t that sound fancy? You must order before Sunday in order to be in the “Pre-release Club.”) Thanks to the tireless work of … Continue reading

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