Lutheran Confessions

Concordia has published a new reader’s edition of the Lutheran Confessions, edited by Paul McCain. Gene Edward Veith from World magazine is one of the associate editors.

Every denomination should have confessions in a written format that is geared toward people actually reading and understanding them. That means they should be in modern English, they should be written in a readable font, and they should explain difficult passages. The editors should be folks who actually believe and cherish their confessions. This reader’s edition seems to have succeeded in that endeavor.

It reminds me of when I sought fruitlessly for the Three Forms of Unity last year. I ended up printing them off the internet. Despite its undeniable beauties, orthodox Anglicans need an updated prayer book too. Archaic language need not be a test of orthodoxy.

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