Lutheranism

  • Luther on the Distinction between Law and Gospel

    Luther on the Distinction between Law and Gospel

    For the first time in English, a truly scholarly translation of Luther’s most famous disputation, referred to as The Antinomian Disputations, is available as part of the newest volume...

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  • Blame vs. Confession

    Blame vs. Confession

    So far, 2020 has seen a lot of high-profile news stories. If you are anything like me, you may have forgotten some of the stories that dominated the news cycle in the first two months...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

    Luther’s Catechism Series: The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

    Every Sunday, as a community of believers, congregations say the Lord’s Prayer out loud. Luther goes into detail about what each petition of this prayer means, giving believers an...

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  • Wade in the Water

    Wade in the Water

    It was Easter Sunday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY. The tiny urban neighborhood church was crowded with saints singing “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” at the top of their...

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  • How 6 Popular Lutheran Service Book Hymn Tunes Got Their Names

    How 6 Popular Lutheran Service Book Hymn Tunes Got Their Names

    Think about your favorite hymn in Lutheran Service Book. If you have a hymnal handy, take a minute to look it up. In the bottom right corner of the page, there’s probably a name listed...

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  • Luther’s Teaching on Law and Sin

    Luther’s Teaching on Law and Sin

    Martin Luther was a phenomenal theologian. He wrote many theses during his lifetime, and he also presided over and responded to many of the academic disputations of others in order to...

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  • Faith and Politics | Lutheran Life Summer 2020

    Faith and Politics | Lutheran Life Summer 2020

    Balancing faith, politics and society can be a challenging task. This summer, Lutheran Life takes a deeper look at politics and faith, and how God calls His people to listen and speak to others.

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: The Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

    Luther’s Catechism Series: The Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

    Luther distinguishes himself from all interpretations of the Second Petition before him, in that in the catechism he bases the kingdom of God in the Gospel of Christ, which in the First...

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  • Teaching the Faith with Catechism Hymns

    Teaching the Faith with Catechism Hymns

    Music is a wonderfully underrated teaching tool. Think back to your childhood. Can you remember singing your ABCs? What about the catchy tunes from Schoolhouse Rock!, which covered...

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  • Celebrating the Augsburg Confession

    Celebrating the Augsburg Confession

    Defending a thesis is a crucial step to obtain a higher degree in modern educational systems. Defending a simple argument has become the function of microscopic critics with the rise of...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed

    Luther’s Catechism Series: Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed

    The words “passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus et sepultus” are translated by the reformer: “suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified, dead, and buried”; admittedly, the...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: First Article of the Apostle’s Creed

    Luther’s Catechism Series: First Article of the Apostle’s Creed

    Luther’s interpretation of the First Article is shaped through and through by his astonishment about the character of life as a gift. In this way, the reformer confronts that aspect...

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  • Composer of the Month: Paul Gerhardt

    Composer of the Month: Paul Gerhardt

    Paul Gerhardt (1607–76) is in a tier only with Martin Luther as the most beloved and celebrated Lutheran hymnwriters in the church today. Seventeen of Gerhardt’s 100-plus hymn texts are...

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  • Six Reasons to Have Certainty in Jesus’ Resurrection

    Six Reasons to Have Certainty in Jesus’ Resurrection

    Ultimately, all of Christianity hinges on the truth of the resurrection. There is compelling evidence for the existence of a good God who has been made known to us in Jesus. But all of...

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  • The Source for Hope | Lutheran Life with Amy Gray Bird6:23

    The Source for Hope | Lutheran Life with Amy Gray Bird

    What's the reason for your hope? Using 1 Peter 3:15 as a guide, Amy talks about the source for our Christian hope, even in times of difficulty. To fine more tips on sharing your hope with others, rea

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  • Christ’s Ultimate Victory

    Christ’s Ultimate Victory

    To wrap up his writings about loneliness, worry and finding comfort in God, Luther leaves readers with a final message: the ultimate victory has already been won through Christ’s death...

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  • Being Lutheran - Video Lesson 15:10

    Being Lutheran - Video Lesson 1

    Join Trevor Sutton as he walks through his book Being Lutheran in this free video study. To download the free learner's guide, click here: https://cphfaithcourses.com/being-lutheran/ To buy the acco

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  • Vocation Starts at Home

    Vocation Starts at Home

    Note: this article was written for the fall edition of Lutheran Life. It was written before COVID-19 was a worry for the world. As we are now in this new time...

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  • Lutheran Witness Special Issue

    Lutheran Witness Special Issue

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  • Finding Peace in Jesus’ Words

    Finding Peace in Jesus’ Words

    Martin Luther preached that peace can be found only in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bestows on Christians the powerful gift of Scripture, and the Holy Spirit gives us the...

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