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Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
Dr. Edmon,

I really appreciate the chart with all the scripture references and the fact that it is downloadable in PDF. Thanks!

Blessings in Jesus Christ,
Ginny …
    Ginny Valleau at Sep 22 2017 12:08 pm

“Frequently Asked Questions about an Infrequently Used Practice” (Confession), by Pr. Charles Henrickson
Interesting topic, and I must ask – to promote this practice (which is encouraged at Faith where I serve), could we use corporate confession less? Goes against practice, but?? Also, what if we use more of the “other side” in the liturgy after corporate confession, we refrain from absolving as a called and ordained pastor, save that a bit?

What I have done at times is encourage personal absolution at the rail more.

Sometimes in corporate …
    Pastor Prentice at Sep 21 2017 04:31 pm

“Frequently Asked Questions about an Infrequently Used Practice” (Confession), by Pr. Charles Henrickson
@Rev. Robert Fischer #10

@paul JOhnston #9

I agree that we should “walk together” – however, I’m not seeing why this is ‘garbage’ — …
    Mac McCabe at Sep 21 2017 12:06 pm

“Frequently Asked Questions about an Infrequently Used Practice” (Confession), by Pr. Charles Henrickson
@paul JOhnston #9

This is one of many problems with the do-it-yourself disposable worship booklets many congregations use. They encourage what is essentially sectarian liturgical invention. There is no “walking together” with the rest of the Synod in common worship …
    Rev. Robert Fischer at Sep 21 2017 09:16 am

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
Perhaps the Book of Common Prayer could offer some commendable guidelines for greater use in the service:

“Upon these feasts; Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Saint Matthias, Easter Day, Ascension Day, Whitsunday (Pentecost), Saint John Baptist, Saint James, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Matthew, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Saint Andrew, and upon Trinity Sunday, shall be sung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostle’s Creed, this confession …
    Rev. Shannon R at Sep 20 2017 08:46 pm

“Frequently Asked Questions about an Infrequently Used Practice” (Confession), by Pr. Charles Henrickson
We had this confession during the service and I was mortified
“Merciful Father we confess that we have sinned against you and our brothers.
We are guilty of sexual immorality,iumpurity,lust,evil desires,greed, which is idolatry. We have failed to rid ourselves of anger, rage, malice ,slander, lying and filthy language from our lips. Forgive us and help us live with words and deeds that honor the name of the lord Jesus. AMEN…. I was in shock …
    paul JOhnston at Sep 20 2017 07:25 pm

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
That should be …
    Richard Lewer at Sep 20 2017 01:18 pm

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
Doing it responsibly beaks up the length and can make the meaning …
    Richard Lewer at Sep 20 2017 08:06 am

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
I’ve also seen it done that churches will confess the Athanasian Creed on 5th Sundays. Suffice it to say this Creed is indeed neglected and worthy of more recognition and study than it …
    Dr. Paul Edmon at Sep 19 2017 07:45 pm

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
@backinthefold #2

I believe other than Trinity Sunday, there is historical practice of having it on Ash Wednesday; but it also would seem to be very fitting on the Last Sunday of the Church …
    Rev. Weinkauf at Sep 19 2017 06:39 pm

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
The Athanasian Creed deserves to be confessed more often than on Trinity Sunday. It is a deep statement of what we believe. It marks us. It distinguishes us. It is a hallmark of the Truth, deeply embedded in Scripture. Thank you, Dr. …
    backinthefold at Sep 19 2017 06:09 pm

St. Augustine on Science and Scripture
Thank you! You pointed to a phrase that kind of fits what I have tried to say about the world. “Omphalos Hypothesis” is nifty. Of course, I was coming at it from a totally different direction. I was saying that the characters in a recently published book or movie may actually be less than three years old, but they are fully formed adult characters with …
    Lisa Stapp at Sep 18 2017 09:03 pm

“The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant” (Sermon on Matthew 18:21-35, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
Thank You Pastor Henrickson for your sermon on this revealing parable. Our small group Bible Study leader assigned this topic some time ago. Each member had a different but important definition of ‘Forgiveness’. I attended Glenridge Elementary School in Clayton, MO not more than three blocks from Concordia Seminary back in 1960-62. Another Lutheran and a Catholic were the only Gentiles in that school. I did not experience any persecution at …
    Stephen Stratton at Sep 18 2017 02:05 pm

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
Thanks so much for this!

Such clarity stands head and shoulders above the likes of Pr. Becker, who fail to note any historical context and instead relegate this to “mere error-laden formula of men” so that faithful Scriptural exposition may continue to make way for progressivism.

Far from being clever human soteriological minutia, it is and remains a faithful exposition of God as He revealed Himself in His Word, over and above Arius and …
    Wyldeirishman at Sep 18 2017 10:23 am

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
We’ve used these at our church – very …
    John Rixe at Sep 17 2017 05:47 pm

St. Augustine on Science and Scripture
A couple comments before I respond to Drew.

First to Jon’s statement about the age of the universe and Copernicanism. As it stands Copernicanism, the assumption that the laws of physics are the same everywhere in the universe at every time and that we don’t live at a unique time and place, has never been disproven. The laws to every metric we can test are constant and unchanging (though the proponents of the Big Bang do have a few …
    Dr. Paul Edmon at Sep 17 2017 02:02 pm

St. Augustine on Science and Scripture
Paul,
Are there any other viable hypotheses other than the “Omphalos hypothesis” (never heard it called this, but this a succinct reference to the relevant paragraph)? It seems to me the Bible clearly teaches that God created a mature universe. How old did Adam appear on Day 8? Pick your favorite apparent age, but the Bible is clear that the answer isn’t that he appeared to be 2 days old. Could Adam see stars? It sure seems like you would …
    Drew Kornreich at Sep 17 2017 09:00 am

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
Good for everyone to know about those …
    Richard Lewer at Sep 16 2017 06:21 pm

St. Augustine on Science and Scripture
@11

Jon, the speed at which light travels is a constant that has not changed (they can observe a “red shift” or “blue shift” to light when it slows down or speeds up). Which is one of the ways they “peg” the age of the universe – from observed light.

More importantly, God has already weighed in on this debate. For in the past it was a genealogy, rather than light travel, (for they did not know what light was made from) to try to give a …
    Big Boy at Sep 16 2017 05:43 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
Concordia Publishing House publishes the Small Catechism on large posters, individual posters for the various parts, and on one huge poster for the whole catechism. They are beautifully presented on heavy paper stock.

Here are links to the posters as well as to the artwork used on the posters available as larger …
    Rev. Paul T. McCain at Sep 16 2017 11:00 am

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
@Richard Lewer #10

Small catechism posters are available from many different places. I think our Sunday school got some for free from Concordia Ft. Wayne a few years …
    Timothy Schenks at Sep 16 2017 02:02 am

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
It seems that the original Small Catechism was printed on posters with pictures. Is anyone going to do that again? It would be especially handy for homes and Sunday …
    Richard Lewer at Sep 15 2017 08:08 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
@Timothy Schenks #8

Thanks for the tip. I really appreciate it. Will have to check that App …
    Sean at Sep 15 2017 11:54 am

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
@Sean #6

Not meaning to divert the discussion, but the Septuagint is free on the E-sword App, which you can compare/parallel with other versions such as ESV, KJV, the Vulgate, and Luther Bibel all for …
    Timothy Schenks at Sep 14 2017 10:21 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
@J #3

Thanks! I guess I should have clicked the actual CPH link. That is reasonable; our church ordered some …
    Pastor Clint Stark at Sep 14 2017 09:12 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
@Doug C #5

I have an iOS phone, but just in case the app has been created for both operating systems here are a few of the Bible/Church related apps I have found and enjoy:

1) Triglotta 2 – The Book of Concord (This has the BOC broken down by document and section)
2) The Large Catechism – Martin Luther (Has both …
    Sean at Sep 14 2017 05:49 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
I have an android phone. Can you recommend a good app for the book of concord?
Also, I have purchased copies of the Catechism at thrift stores for about $1.50, for those who do not have smart phones or …
    Doug C at Sep 14 2017 04:22 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
There are also a few phone apps out there for Luther’s small and large catechism, as well as a few that allow you to have the whole Book of Concord, broken down into document and section. It’s a nice portable resource. Another cool app that offers some nice things at your fingertips is …
    Sean at Sep 14 2017 04:13 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
$10 is for a pack of 20; they are 50 cents each.

@Pastor Clint Stark …
    J at Sep 14 2017 01:27 pm

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?
I am glad to hear of this great resource and thankful to CPH for producing it. As a pastor of a mission plant, I’d love to get a bunch of these for my members to give away. However, $10 seems pricey for an “evangelism tract.” It would be great if our Synod and/or districts could work out a deal with our publishing house to provide a number of these to congregations for free or at a bulk and discounted …
    Pastor Clint Stark at Sep 14 2017 01:03 pm