A Church of Mercy

(cross-posted from simplyxian.com) Protestants, especially conservatives and/or Evangelicals, are often hesitant to champion social causes or acts of mercy...typically equating them with the 'social gospel' of the…

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What Happens in Worship

Lutheran worship is primarily the proclamation of the gospel in Word and sacrament. As we gather together for worship, God speaks to us in his Word. Through the preaching of…

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"Scripture Does Not Speak of Christ" by Pr. Peters

Our understanding of the Word of God (especially with respect to its reading as part of liturgy, public worship, and private devotion)  is absolutely paramount to our theology of worship,…

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The Beautiful Cross

The crucifixion, which ended with the triumphant cry, "It is finished" (Jn 19.30), was the offering of the all-sufficient sacrifice for the atonement of all sinners.  The Man on…

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Bonhoeffer on Church Growth

I'm no expert on the theology of the Church Growth Movement (or whatever clever moniker it goes by these days), but I can't help but be disappointed at the continual…

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Justification in the NLT--A Final Look

Over the past few months, I've been musing here and there about the way the NLT presents the doctrine of justification, especially in the Pauline epistles.  To be precise, I…

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Justification in the NLT--A Broader Look

It has been over two months since my initial post on my struggles with justification by faith as presented by the New Living Translation, Second Edition (NLTse) in the book…

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