'Lutherans' Tagged Posts

'Lutherans' Tagged Posts

PRAYER POWER

There’s a story from 1529, a year before the Lutherans would present the Augsburg Confession to Emperor Charles V, spelling out the Biblical teachings of grace alone, faith alone and Scripture alone.   Three Lutheran delegates journeyed to Italy to present their protest to the emperor.  One of the guys named Frauentraut boldly told his majesty that in the end they must answer to the Supreme Judge, not to creatures who turn at every wind, and that they would obey…

WHAT IS A “CONFESSIONAL” LUTHERAN?

The Gospels record how Peter boldly confessed His faith in Jesus as the promised Messiah, the Christ, the Son of the living God.   The word for “confess” in the language of the Bible literally means “to say the same thing.” When we “confess” our sins, we are “saying the same thing” God says about us.   We are agreeing with what God tells us about ourselves.  We are admitting that we are sinners in need of Christ’s forgiveness. When we…

COURAGE TO DRAW THE LINES

For some time a controversy has been brewing at Valparaiso University, a school of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS).  Long known for pushing the envelope, “Valpo” is home to Professor Matt Becker, a teacher pinpointed by conservatives in the Missouri Synod for promoting false doctrines that would be more at home in the ELCA. Those charged with investigating and disciplining the man for false doctrine have exonerated him – basically saying that there is no problem. The conservative…