A New Blog is Born: Pay Us a Visit
I’ve started a new blog. Cyberbrethren will continue, as per the usual, but I felt a need for a different kind of blog. I’ll be brutally honest here. I enjoy Cyberbrethren and because between 600-700 unique visitors pay the site a visit every day it seems others do to0. But…I felt a need to create a blog that focusses on just one thing, and one thing only. The random nature of blogging is part of its attraction, I know, but also a bit frustrating. I want to devote a blog to the one theological topic I love the most. And to the one book that unites Lutherans more than any other book beside the Bible, and can serve as a true resource for genuinely faithful and truly ecumenical theological conversation. And that is the Book of Concord. I consider it a gentle obsession, a happy addiction. So, a new blog is born and it is titled Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions — An ongoing discussion of the Book of Concord. The point of the blog is simply to enjoy talking about theology as that theology is confessed and taught in the Book of Concord. Let me be specific. We are, literally, going to put an article of the Lutheran Confessions on the table, week-by-week, and move our way slowly through the Lutheran Confessions. We are in no hurry. We won’t be discussing the Confessions with a "hidden agenda" — that is, let’s talk about the Book of Concord so we can attack this person, or that issue, or so that we can grind our favorite axes, Synodical or otherwise. Nope, we are just going to be having a virtual theological Tischreden, "Tabletalk" amongst brothers in Confession and Office. There will be comments permitted, but discussion will be moderated to assure that it stays strictly on-topic and within the bounds of Christian charity and decorum. So, stop by and pay the new blog a visit. Pull up a chair and listen in on the ongoing discussion of the Book of Concord.