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  • Apologetics | Lutheran Life Spring 2020

    Apologetics | Lutheran Life Spring 2020

    Apologetics is a defense of the Christian faith using reason and logic. For Christians, apologetics support the truth about faith in Jesus Christ using examples in the Bible and the real world.

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  • Never Alone: God Is Always with You

    Never Alone: God Is Always with You

    Trying times often cause fear, worry, stress, and anxiety. Currently, it’s also the cause of isolation and social distancing, which can increase loneliness. But Luther reminds us that...

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  • Luther's Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 2

    Luther's Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 2

    Leading up to Christ’s crucifixion, the Gospel of Matthew recounts that “the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put Him to...

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  • The Women of Lutheran Service Book You Might Not Know About

    The Women of Lutheran Service Book You Might Not Know About

    Men have had an incredible impact on shaping Lutheran hymnody as it’s known today. From Paul Gerhardt to Dr. Carl Schalk, male hymnwriters have truly given Lutheranism foundational...

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  • Jesus’ Temptations: Reflecting on Your Struggle against Sin

    Jesus’ Temptations: Reflecting on Your Struggle against Sin

    During the Lenten season, Lutherans inwardly reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us and our own sinful nature to prepare for the coming resurrection and Christ’s victory over Satan. In...

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  • The Word Became Flesh: How Is Christ both God and Man?

    The Word Became Flesh: How Is Christ both God and Man?

    Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. For forty days and forty nights, Lutherans reflect inwardly on themselves and on Christ. As Christians, it seems as if the person of Christ is...

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  • The Death of Conviction

    The Death of Conviction

    This post is an adapted excerpt from Without Flesh: Why the Church Is Dying Even Though Jesus Is Still Alive by Jonathan Fisk. The Ancient Church saw martyrdom as an honor. Today, we...

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  • Defending the Faith: Martin Luther Holds True to His Theses

    Defending the Faith: Martin Luther Holds True to His Theses

    Defending Lutheran beliefs can be difficult, especially against those who fervently believe differently than you. Martin Luther had to defend his theses against hostile adversaries,...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 1

    Luther’s Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 1

    The First Commandment, “You shall have no other gods before Me,” is one of the most important to the Christian faith. Read Albrecht Peters’ Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms, Ten...

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  • C. F. W. Walther’s Explanation of Predestination

    C. F. W. Walther’s Explanation of Predestination

    The idea of predestination can be difficult to understand. Are Christians truly saved simply by Baptism and belief in Christ, or is there human effort that is needed? Are Christians...

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  • Johann Gerhard on St. Timothy

    Johann Gerhard on St. Timothy

    During 1 and 2 Timothy’s introductions, we see a small snapshot of the fatherly affection that Paul has for Timothy. We watch as Paul takes Timothy on his journeys, teaching him in the...

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  • Luther on the Confession of Saint Peter

    Luther on the Confession of Saint Peter

    In the words of Matthew 16, we witness something incredible. We watch as Peter recognizes who Jesus really is. On January 18, the Church celebrates this confession. In an excerpt from...

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  • The Church’s Song: Proclamation, Pedagogy, and Praise

    The Church’s Song: Proclamation, Pedagogy, and Praise

    To celebrate the release of Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns, here is an excerpt from Carl Schalk’s essay in Volume 2:

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  • 5 Ways God Works Through Your Local Congregation

    5 Ways God Works Through Your Local Congregation

    The congregation—the place where God is present through Word and Sacrament ministry—is where Christ comes to His people. But worship is not the only way in which God...

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  • God’s Plan for the Magi

    God’s Plan for the Magi

    The season of Christmas is almost over, and Epiphany is right around the corner. To help set our minds on Christ, God’s plan for us, and all His gifts, we read an excerpt from the...

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  • Witnessing | Lutheran Life Winter 2020

    Witnessing | Lutheran Life Winter 2020

    Find out the who, what, when, why and how of witnessing in this edition of Lutheran Life magazine.

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  • A Christmas Sermon from C. F. W. Walther

    A Christmas Sermon from C. F. W. Walther

    In a few short days, we will be celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This is a monumental event, and C. F. W. Walther agrees. As a devotion for this significant...

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  • What Does It Mean To Be A Lutheran?

    What Does It Mean To Be A Lutheran?

    It is a complicated question. What makes up a Lutheran? Grace, Faith, and Scripture describe the essence of a Lutheran.

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  • Nine Reasons Why Some People Abandon Christianity (And How to Talk to Them about God)

    Nine Reasons Why Some People Abandon Christianity (And How to Talk to Them about God)

    We live in a culture that is apathetic towards religion. In America, most people at least know of Jesus, but many don’t identify as being a Christian. So how can we witness to people who willingly rej

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  • Old Testament Prophecy and the Birth of Christ

    Old Testament Prophecy and the Birth of Christ

    As we begin the season of Advent, we wait for the celebration of the birth of the Messiah. We wait and reflect on what it means that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament,...

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