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.
We like the story of angels proclaiming peace on earth and good will toward men. But we too often forget a darker side of the Christmas story: the slaughter of Bethlehem’s infant boys. Continue Reading »
Russell Saltzman is the latest evangelical catholic to head Romeward. But the riches of the catholic tradition already belong to Lutherans: we just need to wake up to that reality. Continue Reading »
A new survey reports that “most American evangelicals hold views condemned as heretical by... the councils of the early church.” Is a deficient understanding of sola scriptura and tradition to blame?
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“Do you have the balls to worship at America’s manliest church?” This congregation gave away assault rifles to get men in the seats.It’s time to deconstruct the Christian masculinity movement. Continue Reading »
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 »