Apology XXVIII 1-11, Of Ecclesiastical Power »

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Dear Robert: Water, Word, and Infant Faith

Dear Robert, I think your response to your friend is good, overall. A few suggestions, though: The Word of God of which we speak when we say that Baptism is the washing of water with the Word is not a direct… Continue Reading

Apology XXVII 58-69, Of Monastic Vows (fin)

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Apology XXVII, 45-57, Of Monastic Vows (continued)

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Dear Robert: Super Bowl commercials, NARAL, Doritos, and why you need to read Neil Postman

  Dear Robert, Re: the withered sentiment expressed by NARAL: “A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like… Continue Reading

Week 29: Of the Mass » Of Monastic Vows

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Apology XXVII, 34-44, Of Monastic Vows (continued)

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The World an end, and faith a means

“Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing. Provided that meetings, pamphlets, policies, movements, causes, and… Continue Reading

Apology XXVII, 24-33, Of Monastic Vows (continued)

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Apology XXVII, 13-23, Of Monastic Vows (continued)

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Article XXVII, 1-12, Of Monastic Vows

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Apology XXIV 93-99, Of the Mass (fin)

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Week 28: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXIV.84-92: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXIV.71-83: Of the Mass (continued)

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Repost from Charm City Vicars: “In what sense am I a ‘witness for Christ’?”

Originally composed June 26, 2015, for Charm City Vicars. I’m not crazy about the phrase “witnesses for Christ,” as I think it’s often unclear what is meant by it. In the same curmudgeonly fashion, I am irked by prayer petitions/bids… Continue Reading

Apology XXIV.58-70: Of the Mass (continued)

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Who uses the Law, God or Man?

In the contemporary debate regarding the three uses of God’s Law a certain assertion is frequently made. Interestingly, it doesn’t seem to be unique to one side of the debate, but in my experience can be heard issuing forth from… Continue Reading

Apology XXIV.34-57, Of the Mass (continued)

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From Christianity Today, 1995: “Should Adulterous Pastors Be Restored?”

“[T]he acts of injustice that cause the greatest spiritual damage come from the abuse of power by parents, husbands, employers, leaders, and pastors (Matt 18:6-9; Luke 17:1-3). Those who hold these positions represent God in them. So their abuse of power is the… Continue Reading

Week 27: Apology XXIII.43-XXVI.33: Of the Marriage of Priests — Of the Mass »

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Apology XXVI.25-33: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXIV.13-24: Of the Mass (continued)

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Apology XXIV.1-12, Of the Mass

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Pseudepodcast 2.0.4 – Lutheran fundamentals: Family, Church, & State

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Apology XXIII.59-71 >> Of the Marriage of Priests

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Apology XXIII.43-58, Of the Marriage of Priests (Continued)

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Luther on the two kinds of righteousness in Great Galatians

Maybe you’re a Lutheran who doesn’t much like the idea of a “two kinds of righteousness” paradigm. That’s fine— I’m sorta kinda with you, as the only “paradigms” I genuinely like are the kind that help the kiddos learn their… Continue Reading

Dear Robert: Hebrews, dead works, the “confessional” label

Dear Robert, You might find this selection from Kretzmann’s Popular Commentary helpful: An Exhortation to Progress and Steadfastness in the Faith. Heb. 6, 1-20.   Christians should make progress in knowledge: V.1. Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of… Continue Reading

“Hoping to gain others, they lost themselves…”

Gradually a desire manifested itself to gain popularity for the Lutheran Church in this country. The hard dogmatical knots of the old Lutheran oak were to give way under the Puritan plane. The body was deprived of its bones and… Continue Reading

Week 26: Apology XXII.9–XXIII.42, Of the Invocation of the Saints » Of the Marriage of Priests »

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Apology XXIII.28-42, Of the Marriage of Priests (Continued)

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Apology XXIII.14-27, Of the Marriage of Priests (continued)

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Apology XXIII.5-13, Of the Marriage of Priests (continued)

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Apol XXII.9–XXIII.4, Of Both Kinds in the Lord’s Supper » Of the Marriage of Priests

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Apology XXI.40–XXII.8, » Of the Invocation of the Saints » Of Both Kinds in the Lord’s Supper »

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On The Incarnation: Chs. 7-9, Refutation of the Gentiles » Conclusion

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A Reading of On The Incarnation: Ch. 6, “Refutation of the Jews”

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Should Christian Couples Use Contraception? What the Bible, the Church’s Witness, and Natural Law Have to Say about Birth Control

“Unfortunately, it seems like most Christians either fall into the trap of either ignoring what the Scriptures say about the family and the blessing of children or go to the opposite extreme and try to infer all kinds of strange… Continue Reading