Mathew Block is editor of The Canadian Lutheran magazine and communications manager for Lutheran Church–Canada. He also serves as editor for the International Lutheran Council. He tweets @captainthin.
The North American Lutheran Church’s (NALC) application to join the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has not been approved. But did the LWF follow its own rules?
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Recent events remind us that the major roadblock to progress in Lutheran-Orthodox discussions is the liberal Protestantism at work in many Lutheran World Federation churches. Continue Reading »
Did the “Protestant Future” hubbub leave you longing for an Evangelical Catholic Church? It already exists. It’s called Lutheranism. Continue Reading »
The Holy Grail has recently been discovered“again,” as one news article put it. What’s with the fascination surrounding the cup used at the Last Supper? And are we missing the real miracle that took place that night? Continue Reading »
Poets like John Donne and George Herbert may be long dead, but that doesn’t mean their impact has ended. They have power, God working through them, to change lives even today. Continue Reading »
On this day in 1546, Martin Luther fell asleep in the Lord. Lutherans therefore recognize him this day and thank God for him. But let’s be honest: Luther wasn’t always a very nice man. Continue Reading »
As recent remarks from the head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity make clear, not all is well when it comes to the ecumenical project. To make progress, we need to answer one simple question: What is the purpose of ecumenism? Continue Reading »
About a year and a half ago, Mere Orthodoxy published a piece by Hannah Peckham on the oft-quoted expression: “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” It’s frequently attributed online (and in print) to C.S. Lewis, but he never actually said it. In fact, . . . . Continue Reading »
This past Friday, in an interview with a Vancouver reporter, Canada’s Industry Minister James Moore caused a ruckus when he suggested addressing child poverty isn’t the responsibility of the federal government. Obviously nobody wants kids to go to school hungry, he said, . . . . Continue Reading »
Lutheran Forum recently came to the end of its 2013 Theological Reading Challenge, with the last document on the reading-list being “The Gospel and the Church” (alternately known as “The Malta Report”). This 1972 documenta production of Lutheran-Catholic . . . . Continue Reading »