Exciting news – going to

20 Jun


I have been invited by Pastor Jordan Cooper to regularly contribute over at his newly launched website

If you are not familiar with Jordan Cooper, he is a convert to Lutheranism from Calvinism.  From the site:

Pastor Jordan Cooper began his formal study of theology as an undergraduate at Geneva College. Coming as he did from a Reformed church background, Jordan was acutely aware of the many issues confronting Protestants — indeed all Christians — in this “post-modern” era of American Christianity. After a process of intense study and inquiry, he found sufficient and compelling answers for the greatest of these quandaries in the historic Lutheran Church.*

Thank you Pastor Cooper for the invite.  I am very excited to be a part of the good work he does.

As are others…

Trent Demarest, author of the Lutheran blog pseudepigrapha, is also now getting very involved at  He is also blogging there, as well as doing his own podcast and helping Pastor Cooper with some publishing projects (you can support their work by going to the site and contributing to their Kickstarter campaign).  I became aware of Trent when I found myself commenting with him on a blog post by the Reformed writer, D.G. Hart: “Now Lutherans are Tightening my Jaws”.  I took note.

On Trent, from the site:

“Although he had been a lifelong Lutheran, Trent was frustrated by certain presentations of contemporary Lutheran theology, and he appreciated Jordan’s more historic and catholic perspective. On occasion he would email Jordan questions or comments, sometimes roping the latter into ridiculously picayune theological debates with complete strangers.”

I can relate to this.  This is one reason I appreciate the almost-Eastern-Orthodox-convert Lutheran pastor William Weedon as much as I do (now hear this).  This is also why I jump off of presentations like Pastor Fisk’s “I’m a Lifelong Lutheran but…” and go to town.  It is also why I thank God I ended up becoming a member of a congregation where the pastor, Paul Strawn, had a very real interest in the early church and the confessional Lutheran church’s historical continuity with it.

So… I will continue posting here as well for now.  Also, I would be remiss to point out at this point that some of my Reformation-related posts have been going up at Reformation500, where you can find some very high quality stuff related to the continuing importance of Reformation Christianity in general.  Here, I extend my thanks again to John Bugay – though this time publicly – for inviting me to participate there, in spite of the fact that I regularly do challenge Reformed and Calvinist theology in my posting.

Thanks to everyone who reads here.  I hope to see you over at as well.


*Some things I hope to talk about a bit more next week….  Pastor Cooper has a couple excellent podcasts up now: one that critiques, I think very effectively, Gerhard Forde, and another that better explain the topic of theosis (i.e. the mystical union, or what some have called “Christification”) as confessional Lutherans have historically understood the term.

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