The Analogy of Being

What are the issues at the heart of the difference between Protestantism and Catholicism? We’ve looked at some issues here recently–satisfaction, indulgences, temporal punishment, sacrifice, purgatory. Karl Barth thought these all missed the point. He felt the major difference to be the understanding of the relationship between the Creator and his creation, summed up in…

The LCMS in Houston

The national convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is in Houston this week, and I popped downtown early this evening to visit, paying special attention to the Concordia Publishing House display. I picked up a copy of the new Lutheran Service Book, as well as the very nice illustrated edition of Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions…