George Stoeckhardt: “Indifferentism is the cancer of modern Lutheranism”

The following was shared with me by Pr. Daniel Hinton, who names his immediate source as one Pr. Matt Moss. Pr. Moss’s comments and outline are below. [CORRECTION: The outline which follows is from the Concordia Historical Institute. My mistake.]… Continue Reading

Dr. Gifford Grobien: “Twofold Righteousness” vs. “Two Kinds of Righteousness”

From “Righteousness, Mystical Union, and Moral Formation in Christian Worship”, by the Rev’d Dr. Gifford Grobien, Concordia Theological Quarterly, Vol. 77:1-2, January/April 2013: Another way to support the classical understanding of the law and to recognize it not in opposition… Continue Reading

What is the “New Man”?

“[W]e speak of such faith as is not an idle thought, but of that which liberates from death and produces a new life in hearts— that is, faith is such a new light, life, and force in the heart as to… Continue Reading

If “Holy Matrimony” is a sacrament, “Marriage” is the earthly element…kind of

» Help keep Pseudepigraphus online « I was pleased to hear this episode of the Christ & Culture podcast by Rev’d Scott Stiegemeyer, in which he interviews the Rev’d Dr. John Bombaro (HT: the Rev’d Sem. Kyle Richardson). The two… Continue Reading

Does the Law only accuse? No.

Let’s do some grammar… John only eats. John only eats apples. Is there a difference between these two statements? Yes, indeed there is. In the first sentence, the verb “eats” is intransitive; that is, it lacks a direct object. It… Continue Reading

No Confessional Tradition, No Church: An Open Letter to R. J. Grunewald

Prolegomena/Caveats/User’s Manual: What follows began as a comment on the blog of a fellow LCMS Lutheran. It got a little long. And then it got longer. The more I wrote, the more I began to think of different things which… Continue Reading

“Come to me all you who are weak and heavy laden, or else it’s a mortal sin.”

Dear Robert, I’m really glad that you reminded me about your question. I have been intending to respond for awhile, but, alas, have not been diligent in getting around to my personal email — a frustrating phenomenon, to be sure.… Continue Reading

The Liturgy as Beacon for God’s Elect: what it means for evangelism and missions

The following is a guest piece by the Rev’d Heath R. Curtis. Pastor Curtis has graciously allowed me to publish his writings here on Pseudepigraphus. His motto on the matter is, “If it’s useful to the Church, share it!” Thank you,… Continue Reading

My best guess as to why I’m not an Eastern Orthodox Christian

Original image location here. Dear Robert, So. The Eastern Orthodox Church. You asked what eventually turned me from it. Short answer: I’m not sure what turned me from it. Long answer: During the winter of my senior year at Hillsdale… Continue Reading