Holy Communion in the Lutheran Tradition

This post is a response to a question that could not possibly fit in a deeply nested comment. For the source of the discussion, please read this post on The Lonely Pilgrim. Though the original question was limited in scope, I have chosen instead to give as complete a summary of the Lutheran position on … Continue reading Holy Communion in the Lutheran Tradition

How to be a Liberal, Confessional Christian (and Lutheran)

1. Remember the centrality of the Word of God. This should go without saying, but if you don't remember this fundamental fact about Christianity, there's not much point in continuing, is there? And what is the Word of God? Fundamentally, it is not the Bible--it is the on about whom it was written. The core belief of … Continue reading How to be a Liberal, Confessional Christian (and Lutheran)

Salvation

To make up for missing a post last week, you get two posts this week! In researching and writing my last post, I kept asking myself, "Will Osama bin Laden be saved?" If you ask most Christians, the answer would be a loud, resounding, NO. There are a few ways of approaching the issue. John … Continue reading Salvation