One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access to a reading group, it occurred to us that we might try creating an “online reading group” right here on the BJS site. There is space here for discussions on the reading, and there are enough Pastors reading this site who may be able to help clarify unclear sections.
This online discussion will only work if enough people take the time to do the reading and come here to comment on what they are reading, so please make the commitment to try this, and come here to talk about it.
Pastors reading this — please take the time to reply to any questions brought up on this list, or even comment yourselves on what this section of the BOC means to you.
Each Sunday we will post the readings for the week, broken down into daily readings. Read through the passages yourselves, either using your copy of the Concordia or using the BookofConcord.org website.
For Oct 13th through Oct 17th we are in week 42 in 2008, so according to page xxxvii of the 2nd edition of Concordia, in the middle of the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, starting on page 530 in edition 2; page 560 in edition 1 of the Concordia; page 555 in Kolb, page 532 in Tappert.
Write any questions or comments on the readings for the week below. Please try to keep discussion limited to the readings for this week or topics that grow out of them. Remember, no question is a stupid question, and insights you see clearly may not be evident to others, so write about anything you want regarding these readings!
Norm Fisher, Technical Editor
Pastor Rossow, Editor