Happy Mother’s Day, indeed. Happy Mother’s Day to my mother and my wife.
I didn’t know that Dr. Nagel (Professor Emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) was writing for CT. That’s a joke, but do yourself a favor and listen to any or all of these mp3s in the “Issues, Etc.” archives. Nagel deserves to be the most influential Lutheran theologian going now. (Of course, he couldn’t care less about such a designation, but he has a knack for cutting to the heart of any question and hitting bedrock for the sake of the comfort of salvation.)