The Lutheran Difference: Confession and Absolution

This entry is part 24 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

One easy way of riling Lutherans (well, some of them, anyway) is to whisper the word katolisch at them. That’s “Catholic” in German. Given the rather antagonistic relationship between those two branches of Christendom, it’s easy to understand why we Lutherans aren’t always keen on being identified as Roman Catholic. Personally,…

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Confess & Believe: Take a Stand!

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Confess & Believe.

Last week, we took a look at one way that we confess, namely when we confess our sins. But confessing has another meaning, one that I believe is just as important. “Confessing” is also a way that we take our stand about what we believe as Christians. Jesus puts it…

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