Giving Jesus Your Heart? (Giertz)

This is a repost from January, 2008. 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 outstanding.  This book is fiction but it is based on historical and theological happenings in 19th century… Continue reading Giving Jesus Your Heart? (Giertz)

Lutheran Pietism vs Lutheran Orthodoxy

This is a repost from January, 2008. 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 outstanding.  This book is fiction but it is based on historical and theological happenings in 19th century… Continue reading Lutheran Pietism vs Lutheran Orthodoxy

Law and Gospel: Faith on Trial

 Here's a great quote from John Pless' book, Handling the Word of Truth (Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2004), 24. "The clash between law and gospel puts faith itself on trial.  Is the gospel really God's last and final word that trumps the accusation of the law?  Or is there something yet that I must do… Continue reading Law and Gospel: Faith on Trial