Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.

Concordia Publishing House, the venerable flagship publisher of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, recently announced the completion of their new five-volume translation of Luther’s Church Postil via the Concordia Academic blog. Volume 79 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (Church Postil V) is now… Continue Reading

The popular, but flawed, interpretation of Luther’s “simul” doctrine

(NB: I’ve been working on a more formal article on Martin Luther’s use of the phrase “simul iustus et peccator” for a few months now, so this topic has been on my mind a lot. Please bear with me; what… Continue Reading

The Triumphant and the Militant Christian: “Thomas Christian” as the Anthropological Expression of Imputed and Formal Righteousness

The following guest post is an excerpt from an essay by Rev’d Dr. Holger Sonntag, translator of Only the Decalogue is Eternal: Martin Luther’s Complete Antinomian Theses & Disputations (see above). The essay, “God’s Last Word”, serves as an extended introduction to Luther’s… Continue Reading

Blessed Martin Luther: “To be without the Law is not the same thing as to have no laws…”

HT: Rev. Dr. Hoger Sonntag The following selection from Martin Luther’s preface to St. Paul’s Epistle to Romans is very illuminating viz. the modern opinion (popular among a fringe of Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike) that the Blessed Doctor was somehow… Continue Reading

Brace yourselves: Sneak-peek of the English translation of The Apology of the Book of Concord, coming Summer 2015

…though perhaps you know it better as Apologia, Oder Verantwortung deß Christlichen Concordien-Buchs, In welcher die wahre Christliche Lehre, so im Concordi-Buch verfasset, mit gutem Grunde heiliger Göttlicher Schrift verteidigt: Die Verkehrung aber und Calumnien, so von unruhigen Leuten wider… Continue Reading