Items included for this subject area come from a variety of sources. The perspectives conveyed may or may not express a Lutheran ethos. They can serve our instruction as discussion-starters, examples (positive and negative), and illustrations of intersections between God’s two kingdoms, intersections sometimes characterized by tension, sometimes by congruence. Inclusion does not imply endorsement.

"Open Book" by R. Marxhausen: the Bible, the book open to us all

The Right Church?

Other Traditions, Social Sciences

The Right Church?  —  Long-time religion writer Richard Ostling (Christianity Today, the Associated Press) offers this approach to guiding church shoppers and seekers: “This request characterizes the church-shopping by many would-be returnees and is worth some attention.”  Of possible interest as spiritual diversity increases on campus.

The Classic Heresies Endure

The Classic Heresies Endure  —  Many Christians (not surprisingly) hold views condemned as heretical by some of the most important councils of the early church.  This survey from LifeWay Research reveals a significant level of theological confusion that can be used to demonstrate the linkage between cultural influences and theological uncertainty and error.

Lutheran Evangelicals

Lutheran Evangelicals —  Calvinism is a perennial evangelical trend.  Why not Lutheranism? This brief, readable article provides several ways to sort out the Lutheran “way” and why [paraphrased] “it is harder for folks simply to find Lutheranism than it is for them to find Calvinism. I don’t mean that it’s harder geographically to find a […]

 

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