A Jagged Contention: What Ever Happened to God?

Luther would find the modern world irrelevant right away because it no longer makes any distinction between human judgment and God’s judgment. What is important is strictly human judgment – what others thing of us, or what we think of ourselves, what we call self-esteem. Self-esteem, Robert Schuller says, is the new “new Reformation.” Feeling … Continue reading A Jagged Contention: What Ever Happened to God?

A Jagged Contention: The Pastor as Law/Gospel Artist

"Pastors are at the forefront of discerning the word that frees from the word that binds (Matthew 16:19; 18:18); this is their great charge and privilege. No other vocation is specifically set aside to exercise this power. It is not that others cannot make this distinction. Indeed, some laypeople make this distinction better than many … Continue reading A Jagged Contention: The Pastor as Law/Gospel Artist