Mikko Louhivuori In Memoriam

This morning, my uncle Rev. Dr. Mikko Louhivuori, was called into glory following a lengthy and painful illness. In the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of the dead, I re-post this magnificent stand against the Christ-emptied power of death. Holy Sonnet X Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and…

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“Liturgical Texts” in LSB

(Post edited 8/9/16, 8 pm) One of the greatest features of the Lutheran Service Book family of books—including the Treasury of Daily Prayer—is that the biblical sources of the liturgical texts are all marked in the margins. This is both informative—it teaches us where those texts are taken from—and edifying—it is a constant reminder that…

Who’s Doing the Good I Do?

Is it the case that the Christian does not repent but "is repented"? Is it the case that the Christian does no good works, but that the only good works of the Christian are those of Christ? This is what the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church have to say on the matter: 9. Likewise…