The Lutheran Difference: Q & A — A Word on the Word

This entry is part 33 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

So we’re continuing our look at the Lutheran Difference. More specifically, we’re answering your questions about the way Lutherans understand things. This week, we’ve got a question from Paul Lee, who asks this: Does Lutheranism have any concept of the Word of God in any broader sense than the Bible …

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The Lutheran Difference: Law and Gospel

This entry is part 26 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Several weeks ago, I touched on the idea of sola scriptura, the idea that Lutherans base our beliefs first and foremost on the Bible. All other writings (such as the various Lutheran Confessions) are seen as expositions and explanations of what the Bible has to say. When I wrote that …

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The Lutheran Difference: The Means of Grace

This entry is part 15 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

So I’ll be honest. I wasn’t sure if I should include this entry or not. See, here’s the thing: I’ve been raised in a Lutheran bubble. My dad was a pastor and his dad was a pastor too. I attended my dad’s church all throughout my childhood and youth. When …

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The Lutheran Difference: Sola Scriptura

This entry is part 14 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

After a lengthy side-trip into the Lutheran understanding of conversion, we’re wrapping up the three solas by talking about the last one, namely sola Scriptura. That’s a fancy way of saying that Lutheran beliefs are based on Scripture alone. For us, what’s contained in God’s Word is the final authority …

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Rapture or Resurrection?

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Neo Pseudo Gnosticism.

You may have noticed that I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about this whole neo pseudo gnosticism business. It’s not obvious at all, is it? Well, this week, my multi-part tirade is going to intersect with another pet peeve of mine. But before I get to that, I want …

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