Adolf Köberle on Roman Catholicism

(Originally published July 2011 at pseudepigraphic.blogspot.com; revised and reposted here April 2014) The following excerpt is from the first chapter of Swiss Lutheran theologian Adolf Köberle’s 1936 monograph The Quest for Holiness (3rd German ed.;…

Atonement for All You Have Done

And all the prophets saw this, that Christ was to become the greatest thief, murderer, adulterer, robber, desecrator, blasphemer, &c., there has ever been anywhere in the world. He is not acting in His own person now. Now…

pseudepodcast – Preface to the Christian Book of Concord

This reading covers the “Preface to the Christian Book of Concord.”   (If you missed my previous post explaining just what it is that I think I’m doing, please apprise yourself of the situation.)   +VDMA

The Crux of the Matter

In order to better follow George’s wise emendation from a comment on ECCLESIOLOGY that we not “skirmish in the woods or by the river,” I am dragging a discussion out of the murky jungle depths…

Congratulations, you might be an editor…

Hey all. I’ve granted some editorial indulgences to some of our more regular interlocutors. You are now editors. Congrats. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not delete…

Sermon Review: Rev. Fr. Christopher S. Esget’s Homily for Easter VI, Rogate

admin note: I’m not going to review this sermon at the moment. I’m just going to post it. I’d like to read whatever thoughts others may have. In my last sermon review, I advanced the…

sic volo, sic iubeo: On Papal Infallibility

It has been my contention on this blog that there is but one subject that need be discussed, and that is the primacy and infallibility of the Pope. If one can prove this proposition, all…

Sermon Review: Pope Francis’s Homily for the Feast of St. George

Hullo, bloggers. I thought that this homily by the Holy Father would be a good discussion piece. (Original source.) * * * I thank His Eminence, the Cardinal Dean, (Cardinal Angelo Sodano) for his words:…

CA I: Of God

1] Our Churches, with common consent, do teach that the decree of the Council of Nicaea concerning the Unity of the Divine Essence and concerning the Three Persons, is true and to be believed without any…

CA II: Of Original Sin

(I’m only going to post the articles that Rome rejected. Here is the first.)  –  admin 1] Also they teach that since the fall of Adam all men begotten in the natural way are born with…

Bishops

George wrote this, not me. I thought it was on the site already; I guess it was not. Bishops: A simple understanding BY Q.G. 1. What does the word “priest” denote in common usage? In the…

Confessio Augustana: Preface

1] Most Invincible Emperor, Caesar Augustus, Most Clement Lord: Inasmuch as Your Imperial Majesty has summoned a Diet of the Empire here at Augsburg to deliberate concerning measures against the Turk, that most atrocious, hereditary, and…

The Augsburg Confession

teacon7 (Keaton) wrote the following in a comment, and I think that it is indeed postworthy: I think Sem. Heschmeyer (Joe? Can I call you Joe?) made an excellent point in suggesting that we are…

MIRACLES

NB: I did not write this piece. It is from a polemical blog I ran last year that hosted debates between Lutherans and Roman Catholics. It obviously does not reflect my thinking. See comments. —…

Some levity for your Friday evening/Saturday morning…

It’s been said of both Roman Catholics and Lutherans that wherever four of them are gathered, there’s always a fifth. Here’s a humorous bit from my father which I furnish here for your enjoyment —…

A Lutheran view of mystical ecclesiology

Admin NB: I am not the author of this piece. It was written by my friend George, whose abilities as a theologian and prose stylist far surpass my own. Read and be blessed! +  …

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