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disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and theologian

Law-Gospel differences

C. F. W. Walther’s The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel Thesis I. The doctrinal contents of the entire Holy Scriptures, both of the Old and the New Testament, are made up of two doctrines differing fundamentally from each other, viz., … Continue reading

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Walther’s Law-Gospel Theses

C. F. W. Walther spoke to seminary students on Friday evenings at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis beginning in September 1884. For the next year and a half, he provided practical instruction in the proper distinction of Law and Gospel. Now, … Continue reading

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Law or Gospel—How hard can that be?

Law: Tells us what to do and what not to do. In this use of the Law, it always threatens, accuses, condemns a person. Gospel: Tells us what God has done for us in Jesus, who took all the punishment … Continue reading

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Law and Gospel Intro

C. F. W. Walther had taught at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. But he also gave evening lectures of a more practical nature. In the fall of 1884 he began a series of lectures on Law and Gospel, not doctrinal lectures, but … Continue reading

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Pastoral Formation and Churchmanship

I had posted this a year ago last month. But I think it needs to be read again… by me and other church leaders. ============== When someone raises the issue of pastoral formation and seminary education, the focus always leans to … Continue reading

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Abuse and Hermeneutics

Note: If this article hits too close to home—stop reading and call your counselor or pastor now. ======================================= Wow! What a combination! How can either of these be related? I have considered this for the past few weeks and hope … Continue reading

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Conference-itis Really?

Conference-itis — What is it? This post has been brewing for several years. All critiques and questions in the post have arisen from my own struggles, questions, concerns. In other words, if these comments feel a little uncomfortable, I understand, … Continue reading

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