This is My Body Pt. 2

In the first installment in this series on the Lord’s supper I made the argument that the Lutheran claim to take Christ’s words of institution at the supper at face value, in distinction from other protestants, falls flat. In short my argument is that the Lutheran apologetic over against the “sacramentarians” fails to meet it’s […]

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This is My Body Pt. 1

This blog is supposed to be for the purpose of contributing to the ongoing need for reformation in the Church in whatever small way we, the contributors to this blog, are able. Sometimes that means forgetting our differences as reformation protestants and affirming what we hold together, such as the five solas. Unfortunately there are […]

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I Wish I Had Carl Trueman’s Brain

This perhaps has nothing to do with the “Reformation 500” theme of this blog, but Carl Trueman has written a blog post regarding the insanity going on in our culture surrounding the issue of gender. It is a concise, and brilliant, bit of insight into the self-defeating nature of unbelieving thought. Read and be edified. 

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The Necessity of Uncleanness

I had an opportunity to be a guest at an out of town church today. I get nervous when I have to go to an unfamiliar church. You just never know what you are walking into and the time when you could hazard a fairly accurate guess regarding a church’s beliefs and practices based on […]

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It’s Log Hunting Season!

“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out […]

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Trueman on Being Confesional

Okay, okay, this is pretty much the laziest way I could think of to post something on the blog. But anybody who hasn’t seen it should check out Carl Trueman’s post here. The post, which is apparently the first in a series, delves into the question of what it means to be confessional. I think […]

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Gazing Wrongly at The Right Thing

More than once I have heard Lutherans distinguish themselves from Reformed Christians by saying that Calvinism is “God-centered” while Lutheranism is “Christ-centered”. For quite a long time I had no idea what that could possibly mean. Isn’t Jesus Christ God in the flesh? Would it not therefore be synonymous to say either “God-centered” or “Christ-centered”? […]

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All I have is Jesus

I was thinking about writing an article about our response to our own depravity (both what it often is and what it should be) and as I struggled to put my thoughts onto the page, I remembered a hymn that I had written when feeling extrodinarily guilty about a sin some time ago. It is […]

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