Tag Archives: Office of the Keys

The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching

Mark LovettWhat is the Office of the Keys? Pr. Matt Lovett connects it not just with the confessing and being absolved of individual sins, but also with the confession of the faith and the office of preaching and teaching–the Office of the Ministry. How and why? Listen!

Read Pr. Lovett’s paper, “The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching.”

Catechism Series, Part 9

AbrahamsonPr.  Joe Abrahamson joins us to resume our series on Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. In Part 9, we discuss the Fifth Chief Part (or is it the Sixth?) on the Office of the Keys and Confession. Who can hear confessions? Who actually forgives? And why would a Christian actually want to go to his or her pastor to confess sins?