welcome. why "weak on sanctification"?

this accusation is often made about lutheran christians. because we focus so strongly on god's justifying grace in christ, and our continual need, as "sinner-saints," to receive god's gifts of grace through word and sacrament, people say we are "weak on sanctification." i prefer to say we are strong on jesus, whose sanctifying work in our lives is the fruit of the gospel all along our lifelong journey. i would much rather focus on what he has done than on anything i might do.

the weekly discussion

each week I set forth a topic to promote discourse about some aspect of Christianity, the church, or the spiritual life. i would love to hear your perspective and thoughts on each week's subject. these discussions are usually posted on mondays, so if you missed this week's post and would like to catch up on the conversation, just scroll down and join us.

April 7, 2010

Rest in Peace, My Friend Michael Spencer, 1956-2010


  1. Hi Chaplain Mike, I don't know how else to get a note to you. I guest-blog at Steve Brown and only recently discovered the Internet Monk. Thanks for posting the blog on Genesis. I always want to ask the young earthers how they explain the counting of 24-hour days before the sun and moon showed up midweek. Or, how Cain went out and got himself a wife without stooping to incest. I could go on, but why? You can delete this after reading, it's really only meant as a way to say hello and thanks for carrying on The Internet Monk's legacy.

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