The Lutheran Confessions Are Becoming More Popular
I have had, literally, countless numbers of laypeople tell me something similar to these remarks I found on a blog site recently. Pastors who give laypeople a chance to understand and appreciate the Lutheran Confessions are often quite surprised, and delighted, by the response. Of course, if a pastor himself doesn’t care much about the Lutheran Confessions and actually putting them to use in his ministry, the lay people certainly won’t. Now is as good a time as any to mention that the "Concordia" edition of the BOC is now on sale at CPH, at $24.99, and under certain conditions, is available as well with free shipping/handling during our Fall Bible promotion which is running from now until the end of December. What better way to celebrate the Lutheran Reformation than by studying the Lutheran Confessions?
The following is from the Blog: Blonde Moment
I recently started a small group Bible Study for women between 20 and
35 sponsored by my church. I am accountable to a DCE for the content
and that the group grows. As it turns out, most of the women in my
group have spent years of their lives in various evangelical to
To become a new adult member of our
church, one has to go through a several week class that explains
foundational beliefs of the confessional Lutheran Church. The class, by
nature, is a survey class so confirmed Lutherans don’t have to sit
through the same old catechism class again.
observation I made to Pastor, this is not an opinion, rather an
observation. A recent phenomenon in confessional churches is the
migration of Evangelicals back to orthodoxy-with-a-small-o, henceforth
referred to orthodoxy. I don’t think Pastors have been prepared for
this, as such, many new members come from a background where they are
not familiar with the confessions of faith.
Pastor is starting a sermon series on The Apostles Creed (a good excuse to bring my copy of Concordia, reader’s edition , edited by Rev. Paul McCain
, great edition, by the way). So, as I was stopping by church, I
briefly suggested to Pastor that a class on the Augsburg Confessions or
the Large Catechism be made available, as well, explaining how people
from a non-confessional background aren’t used to confessing one