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Current Debate Concerning the Doctrine of the Ministry
This article serves as an introduction to a series of exegetical articles of the chief passages of Scripture which deal with "ministry." What are the main problem areas and disputed issues? What is the status of ...
Doctrinal Brief: Part-Time Pastors
Dr. Brug discusses part-time pastoral calls, specifically retirement calls and tent ministries. While recognizing that some congregations may have good reasons for being unable to support a full-time pastor, this should ...
Scylla and Charybdis
Prof. Brug discusses the dangerous yet necessary course traveled by Christians: navigating the narrow way between the “Scylla” of legalism and the “Charybdis” of antinomianism.
John Brug introduces volume 106 of the Quarterly with this essay, in which he reminds us of the standards we must keep when we refocus on the teachings of our church fathers, most especially that we do not allow them to ...
The Meaning of Predigtamt in Augsburg Confession V
In his examination of the historical use of the terms Predigtamt and Amt (and the Latin terms associated with them) in the Augsburg Confession, Prof. Brug determines that the Predigtamt is not the office of the pastoral ...
The Ministry: By Christ through the Church - Current Discussion concerning the Doctrine of the Ministry
The doctrine of the ministry is a hot topic within the Lutheran Church, but Brug offers some insight into the issue. He examines the proper use if the terms “minister” and “ministry.” He answers the question whether the ...
Storytime with Professor Brug
Professor Brug reflects on his ministry: “The stories are not intended to be about one particular minister or about ministers in general but about the holy ministry of the Word. More specifically, how do people inside the ...