Lutherans are neither Arminians nor Calvinists

Good article at First Things pointing out that while Lutherans do believe in predestination (which is only another way of saying "grace"), we reject that Calvinist notion that God has predestined anybody to hell.

And since God is not willing that any should perish, that leaves us with a paradox. One takes a giant step toward understanding Lutheranism when one realizes that unlike Catholics and Calvinists, Lutherans don't see paradox as a problem.

HT: Real Clear Religion