The authority of bishops, the Lutheran distinction of the two kingdoms, and other delights.
Monastic vows. Poverty, chastity, obedience. Not to mention a funny haircut. We’re talking about medieval monasticism and the Reformation’s critique of it. Also a discussion over a listener call regarding what to do when you don’t feel the joy of your salvation. And of course, a little bacon, in celebration of Bacon Mondays in Lent.
The distinction of meats is on the table. Foods, actually We’re talking fish on Friday, bacon on Monday, and whatever other prescribed fasts may be going on. Can they make us holy before God? Does God even care? Why make a distinction of foods at all? We’re talking, and we hope you’re listening. The bump […]
We’re going back to private confession this week and a look at what Lutherans lost and what they retained of private confession. Also Facebook, Urban Dictionary, tuna burgers, and other random silliness. You won’t want to miss this. For a good supplemental discussion to this article go here.
The sacrifice of the Mass. Is the Lord’s Supper primarily God to us or us to God? That is the question. We’re talking the proper distinction of sacrament and sacrifice and the difference between propitiatory and eucharistic sacrifices – in other words, sacrifices of sin and sacrifices of thanksgiving. This was an important issue at […]