Monthly Archives: March 2011

Liturgy — Brokenness, Forgiveness, Praise

After posting about “Liturgy — Response to Forgiveness,” I reflected a lot about that post. I thought: “What have I done?” Not that I made a mistake in anything I had written. Rather that post could easily be seen as … Continue reading

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Comments — Apologies

My apologies. I was just made aware that in order to comment on the posts, the person needed to be registered with wordpress.com. I didn’t remember setting that as a condition, but apparently so. It is now changed, so you … Continue reading

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Liturgy — Response to Forgiveness

What happens after we have received that tremendous gospel declaration, “Your sins are forgiven”? Here I will encounter a recurring problem: what terms should we use? One of the difficulties we have in the Lutheran Church is using Latin/Greek terms … Continue reading

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Liturgy — Confession and Absolution

Sometimes I am asked why we have the Confession and Absolution(C/A) as part of every divine service (this does not include Martins, Vespers, midweek, etc.). Sometimes the question reflects an attitude of offense: “I haven’t been that bad.” Or indifference: … Continue reading

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Liturgy — “Church Catholic”

I am writing more about liturgy, this time focusing on my previous comment about the “catholic nature of liturgy.” By that use of “catholic” I do not refer to the Roman Catholic Church (I will always use this designation, or … Continue reading

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More on Liturgy

There are parts of the liturgy that remain the same and some that change each week. Regardless, the use of the liturgy invites a common thread over a period of time, not as a straight jacket, but a means to … Continue reading

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“A Liturgical kind of guy”

On another blog, I was asked what liturgy means. I posted a short response there, and repeat it here (slightly edited) because I think it is crucial for us as Lutherans to state where we stand on this issue. Liturgy … Continue reading

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