Lutheran Pietism v Lutheran Orthodoxy

 A LCMS pastor and dear friend of mine recently gave me Bo Giertz's Hammer of God to read as a sort of "fun" read.  It was not only fun, it was great!  This book is fiction, but it is based on historical and theological "happenings" in  Sweden.  This book could be Walther's lectures on the Law and… Continue reading Lutheran Pietism v Lutheran Orthodoxy

Law and Gospel: A Most Important Distinction

The distinguished Lutheran theologian, C. F. W. Walther gave a series of Friday night lectures from 1884-1885 for the seminary students at Concordia Seminary.  Thankfully, these lectures have been translated into English.  Though over 100 years old, they are still quite penetrating and helpful today.  "The Law tells us what we are to do.  No such instruction is… Continue reading Law and Gospel: A Most Important Distinction