John F. Brug on Forde’s “Liberal Lutheran Sanctification”

HT: Rev’d Jordan Cooper An excerpt from John F. Brug’s essay, “The Lutheran Doctrine Of Sanctification And Its Rivals”; all emphases original.   Unfortunately, the “Lutheran” section of Christian Spirituality is not Lutheran. It does, however, give us one sample of… Continue Reading

Week 16 Recap: Apology, Article IV: Of Justification, 22-121

ConcordCast Week 16 Apology, IV.22-121 Of Justification [b] Thanks to Christopher Antonetti, Delwyn Campbell, and Renée Brutvan for their contributions this week.   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on Facebook // Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes // Contact   +VDMA

Sasse: “The Lie Kills Nations…”

οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν τὴν ἀλήθειαν τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν τῷ ψεύδει, καὶ ἐσεβάσθησαν καὶ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει παρὰ τὸν κτίσαντα, ὅς ἐστιν εὐλογητὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας· ἀμήν. they exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather… Continue Reading

Week 15 Recap: Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Greeting » Article IV, Of Justification [a]

ConcordCast Week 15 Apology, Greeting – IV.21 Philip Melanchthon greets his reader – thru – Of Justification [a] Thanks to Matthew Fenn and Rev’d Dr. Eric Phillips for their contributions this week. Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on… Continue Reading

Apology of the Augsburg Confession IV.1-21: Of Justification [a]

Friday of Week 15 Today’s reading: Apology IV.1-21 Today’s reader: Rev’d Dr. Eric Phillips Rev’d Dr. Eric Phillips is pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN. Ask him about the Church fathers sometime. Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow… Continue Reading

Apology of the Augsburg Confession II.46-III: Of Original Sin [c] – Of Christ

Thursday of Week 15 Today’s reading: Apology II.46-III Today’s reader: Trent Demarest Trent is a seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. He hopes you like having the Book of Concord read to you. Daily Readings from the… Continue Reading

Apology of the Augsburg Confession II.15-45: Of Original Sin [b]

Wednesday of Week 15 Today’s reading: Apology II.15-45 Today’s reader: Trent Demarest Trent is a seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. He hopes you like having the Book of Concord read to you. Daily Readings from the… Continue Reading

Apology of the Augsburg Confession II.1-14: Of Original Sin [a]

Tuesday of Week 15 Today’s reading: Apology II.1-14 Today’s reader: Trent Demarest Trent is a seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. He hopes you like having the Book of Concord read to you. Daily Readings from the… Continue Reading

TRANSCRIPT: “The Third Use of the Law as Confessed in the Formula of Concord,” by Rev’d Dr. Kurt E. Marquart

Thank you very much, Dr. Rast, for this extremely kind introduction. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. And on with the topic: “The Third Use of the Law as Confessed in the Formula of Concord.” I’ve changed the title slightly, and… Continue Reading

“Hunger and thirst for Righteousness” ~ Blessed Martin Luther on Matthew 5:6

There, were you thought he was going to talk about imputation… HT: Katy Schumpert V. 6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled… Righteousness must here not be understood as being the… Continue Reading

Apology to the Augsburg Confession, Greeting – Article I

Monday of Week 15 Today’s reading: Apology to the Augsburg Confession, Greeting Today’s reader: Matthew Fenn Matthew is a seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. He loves breviaries, beer, and a blonde girl in Oregon (his fiancée,… Continue Reading

Week 14 Recap: AC XXVI.27-XXVIII (Of the Marriage of Priests » Of Ecclesiastical Power + Conclusion)

ConcordCast Week 14 AC XXVII.27 – XXVIII Of the Marriage of Priests – thru – Of Ecclesiastical Power Thanks to Rev’d Guillaume Williams, Mark Harrington, and Christopher Antonetti for their contributions this week. Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast on… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVIII.61-Conclusion: Of Ecclesiastical Power [c] – End

Friday of Week 14 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVIII.61-Conclusion Today’s reader: Trent Demarest Trent is a seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario. He hopes you like having the Book of Concord read to you. Daily Readings from… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVIII.39-60: Of Ecclesiastical Power [c]

Thursday of Week 14 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVIII.39-60 Today’s reader: Mark Harrington Mark Harrington is a Lutheran layman in San Antonio, Texas, and an enthusiastic promoter of the Confessional Lutheran Church—because it doesn’t get better than this! Daily Readings from… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVIII.12-38: Of Ecclesiastical Power [b]

Wednesday of Week 14 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVIII.12-38 Today’s reader: Christopher Antonetti Christopher, a recent Lutheran convert, is a spice merchant and Norse model. He hopes someday to be a less recent Lutheran convert. Daily Readings from the Book of… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVII.49-XXVIII.11: Of Monastic Vows – Of Ecclesiastical Power [a]

Tuesday of Week 14 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVII.49-XXVIII.11 Today’s reader: Trent Demarest Trent is a seminarian at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary – St. Catharines, Ontario. But don’t let that deceive you: he’s a ‘Murican. Daily Readings from the Book… Continue Reading

Introducing “Confessional Footnotes”: Luther’s Church Postil for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (1544)

With this post I’m starting a series here on Pseudepigrapha called “Confessional Footnotes.” At several points throughout the Book of Concord, a work is cited by the authors as being “a further explication of this topic”, or the statement is… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVII.27-48: “Of Monastic Vows” [b]

Monday of Week 14 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVII.27-48 Today’s reader: Rev’d Guillaume Williams Rev’d Guillaume Williams, Sr., is pastor of Hope Lutheran Chapel in Osage Beach, MO. He and his wife Christina have six children and one grandson. Rev’d Williams enjoys theology, martial… Continue Reading

Week 13 Recap: AC XXIV – XXVI.26 (Of the Mass » Of Monastic Vows [a])

ConcordCast Week 13 AC XXIV – XXVI.26 Of the Use of the Sacraments – thru – Of the Marriage of Priests Thanks to Karl Tervo, Katy Schumpert, Kyle Richardson, Mark Harrington, and Rev’d Guillaume Williams for their contributions this week.… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVII.1-26: Of Monastic Vows

Friday of Week 13 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVII.1-26 Today’s reader: Rev’d Guillaume Williams Rev’d Guillaume Williams, Sr., is pastor of Hope Lutheran Chapel in Osage Beach, MO. He and his wife Christina have six children and one grandson. Rev’d Williams enjoys theology, martial… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVI.21-45: Of The Distinction of Meats [b]

Thursday of Week 13 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVI.21-45 Today’s reader: Mark Harrington Mark Harrington is a Lutheran layman in San Antonio, Texas, and an enthusiastic promoter of the Confessional Lutheran Church — because it just doesn’t get any better than this! Daily… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXVI.1-20: Of the Distinction of Meats [a]

Wednesday of Week 13 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXVI.1-20 Today’s reader: Kyle Richardson Kyle Richardson is a first year seminarian working towards his M.Div at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. Kyle enjoys studying church history, reading biographies, and sipping good scotch… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXV: Of Confession

Tuesday of Week 13 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXV Today’s reader: Katy Schumpert Katy is a Lutheran wife, Sunday school teacher, and theology nerd who lives in South Carolina. Her blog is Homologeo. Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession XXIV: Of The Mass

Monday of Week 13 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXIV Today’s reader: Karl Tervo Karl Tervo is a Lutheran husband, father and entrepreneur in the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. Daily Readings from the Book of Concord // Follow ConcordCast on Twitter // Like ConcordCast on… Continue Reading

Luther & Walther: “The enmity of all heretics against the grace of God…”

All selections from C. F. W. Walther’s The Proper Distinction Between Law And Gospel, tr. W. H. T. Dau (St. Louis: Concordia, 1929). According to the Holy Scriptures the Lord’s Supper is not an earthly feast, but a heavenly feast on earth,… Continue Reading

Rev’d Dr. Marquart on inerrancy: “Luther In Fact And Fiction”

From Anatomy of an Explosion (Ft. Wayne: Concordia Theological Seminary Press, 1977), Dr. Marquart’s brilliant accounting of the historical milieu of Lutheranism in its relation to the “1974 Walkout” (“Seminex”). Having now read his work thoroughly and pored over most of its… Continue Reading

Week 12 Recap: AC XXIII-XXIII (Of the Use of the Sacraments » Of the Marriage of Priests)

ConcordCast Week 12 AC XIII – XXIII Of the Use of the Sacraments – thru – Of the Marriage of Priests +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession, XXIII: Of the Marriage of Priests

Friday of Week 12 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XXIII Today’s reader: Delwyn Campbell +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact   +VDMA

The Augsburg Confession, XXI-XXII: Of The Worship of the Saints » Of Both Kinds in the Sacrament

Thursday of Week 12 Today’s reading: The Augsburg Confession, XXI-XXII Today’s reader: Rev’d Dr. Eric Phillips +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact   +VDMA

Augsburg Confession, XVIII – XX: Of Free Will » Of Good Works [a]

Tuesday of Week 12 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession, XVIII – XX.11 Today’s reader: Christopher Antonetti +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact   +VDMA

Augsburg Confession, XIII-XVII: Of the Use of the Sacraments » Of Christ’s Return to Judgment

Monday of Week 12 Today’s reading: Augsburg Confession XIII-XVII Today’s reader: Trent Demarest +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact   +VDMA

Week 11 Recap: 1529 Exhortation to Confession » Augsburg Confession XII

ConcordCast Week 11 1529 Exhortation to Confession » AC XXII Exhortation to Confession – thru – Of New Obedience +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact… Continue Reading

Augsburg Confession, VI-XII: Of New Obedience » Of Repentance

Friday of Week 11 Today’s reading: The Augsburg Confession, Article VI – XII Today’s reader: Septimus Tanqueray +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact   +VDMA

Augsburg Confession I-V: Of God » Of the Ministry

Thursday of Week 11 Today’s reading: The Augsburg Confession, Article I – V Today’s reader: Paul Schulz +   Daily Readings from the Book of Concord Follow ConcordCast on Twitter Like ConcordCast on Facebook Subscribe to ConcordCast on iTunes Contact   +VDMA