We the People…the Church?

The doctrine of the two governments, two kingdoms theology, has prevailed in Lutheran circles. The Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) and their Telly Award-Wining segment, “The Intersection of Church and State” has gained recognition specifically in regards to this doctrine. In recent years an intentional revisiting of the subject has taken place for Lutherans, and even non-Lutherans. The … More We the People…the Church?

Mercy! Dear God..!

“Mercy! Dear God, what great misery I beheld! The common person, especially in the villages, has no knowledge whatever of Christian doctrine. And unfortunately, many pastors are completely unable and unqualified to teach.”—Martin Luther (Preface to the Small Catechism) Who are you calling a common person? An unqualified pastor? Who are you Martin Luther! I’d … More Mercy! Dear God..!