Now where’s that Fall ’53 Sears Catalog?
Billy Connolly, discussing his youthdom in Catholic school: I never met a priest on earth who could tell you anything about heaven, but they knew every square inch of hell. Robert Burns said he can only presume it’s because they’ve … Continue reading
Amidst the screeching across the P&R internets in the wake of the nuclear bomb that was dropped yesterday, Carl Trueman stands out as a thoughtful, and even useful voice. Jason Stellman was a man with a high ecclesiology; and high … Continue reading
We’re up to Lecture 35, and Thesis XXII, where it seems that Walther is rejecting prevenient, resistible grace (but using different words). It is a great and awful sin not to draw any soul that has been entrusted to us … Continue reading
In Lecture 34, Walther continues rejecting Ex Opere Operato: At our last meeting we barely began to discuss the important contents of the twenty-first thesis, viz., that Law and Gospel are not properly divided, the one from the other, when … Continue reading
We have hit an anniversary here at Thesis Thursday. Walther’s 1st lecture was September 12, 1884, and his 32nd lecture was June 19, 1885. Then apparently the seminary took a summer break, because Lecture 33 wasn’t until September 4, 1885, … Continue reading
In Lecture 31, Walther discusses mortal vs. venial sins: Thesis XIX. In the fifteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the preacher speaks of certain sins as if they were not of a damnable, but of … Continue reading
Here’s Lane Tipton, from the CTC 2011 Highlights show: Is there any renovative feature at all — actual, consequential, conditional, potential — is there any renovative feature in Calvin’s doctrine of justification? Absolutely not. He is what makes the Roman … Continue reading