Blessed Martin Luther: “The person who can rightly divide Law and Gospel has reason to thank God.”

From Martin Luther’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1535), trans. Theodore Graebner (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1949) p. 60 [Ch. 2] VERSE 14. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel. No one except Paul had his eyes open. Consequently it was his duty to reprove Peter and […]


Resources from Dr. Joel Biermann on the Two Kinds of Righteousness

This is a compilation of many of the available resources from Joel Biermann regarding his teaching on the two kinds of righteousness. Just and Sinner Programs Two Kinds of Righteousness A Case for Character Preaching the Two Kinds of Righteousness   Other interviews A Case for Character (and Potlucks!)- Boars in the Vineyard   Videos […]


Christ Dwells Within Us, And We Should Be Talking About It.

I often hear Lutherans say things like: “It’s not about Christ in us, but Christ for us.” The “Christ in us” language belongs to pop evangelicalism and the Eastern Orthodox. For Lutherans, Christ in us is a reality…but we shouldn’t really talk about it. To do so would be to adopt an evangelical or Eastern […]

What are the Two Kinds of Righteousness?

Our lives are built around relationships. We have relationships with our parents, siblings, spouse, children, neighbors, co-workers, and many others. Among our different kinds of relationships in the world, there are two fundamental categories: our relationship with God, and our relationship with other human beings. These two different relationships define our life in this world, […]