A well-aged dialogue on Old Man/New Man

Well-aged, inasmuch as this discussion happened on March 13, 2014. The OP, quoting H. E. Jacobs, was by Pastor Jordan Cooper. In the interest of full disclosure, I have made the following changes: I have changed the names of some… Continue Reading

Mathew Block, the Formula of Concord, and more on who’s using the using

“But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully.” ~ St. Paul of Tarsus (First Epistle to Timothy, 1:8) Thanks to Mathew Block of the Canadian Lutheran and the International Lutheran Council for allowing me to publish… Continue Reading

Two Bombshell Sermons from Luther: Trinity 18 & 19

In two back-to-back sermons (well…back-to-back in terms of their sequence in the church year), Martin Luther takes up two highly related— and highly divisive— theological topics: in his 1537 Gospel sermon for Trinity 18, he preaches about Law & Gospel,… 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