Third Use of the Law

A Response to Pastor Matt Richards and Dr. Jack Kilcrease Regarding the Third Use of the Law

NOTE: When it comes to the best way of how to understand Christian anthropology, I do not purport to speak for any person here except for myself, even as I am confident that what I say is harmonious with FC VI.* Following up on the heels of Trent’s fine post… (also note this relevant post […]

Pr. Richard’s “Scaer-quotes” in context

On Sunday Pr. Matt Richard posted an excerpt from Dr. David Scaer’s book Law and Gospel and the Means of Grace (Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics: Volume VIII). As I was reading, I noticed that the transitions between sentences and even paragraphs were a bit strange. I then realized that several chunks of text had been removed and marked […]

Gerhard Forde’s view of the Law — an excerpt from Law, Life, and the Living God, by Rev. Dr. Scott Murray

Do you like what you read here? Does it pique your curiosity? Use the link above or click here to buy Dr. Murray’s book. The more I delve into his research and footnotes, the more I am convinced that this is a very important bit of scholarship that we Lutherans would do well to study, […]

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray on “Gospel Reductionism”

From Ch. 3, “American Lutheranism, 1961-76: A Period of Extremes”… (Nota Bene: boldface emphases mine. — TDD)   “Gospel reductionism” was a term coined in the Missouri Synod during the 1960s. The term had its birth in the battle over the normative nature and extent of the Law and Gospel principle implicit in Lutheran theology. […]

What exactly is the problem with Gerhard Forde and the “Radical Lutherans”

UPDATE – Complementary Listening: “A Critique of the Theology of Gerhard Forde.” Reposted from the Facebook. Starting in medias res… Since it was wisely stated by a friend that “every little skirmish isn’t as important as a few well-crafted contributions,” I have abandoned the skirmishes of the land of Comboxen for a time and undertaken to […]