Lutheranism

  • School Excellence Requires Christian Community

    School Excellence Requires Christian Community

    In my last blog, I wrote about how grace drives excellence. Particularly, I pointed out the importance for the Lutheran educator to strive toward excellence in his craft of teaching. I...

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  • Music of the Month: Preludes on Five Hymns of Martin Luther

    Music of the Month: Preludes on Five Hymns of Martin Luther

    Bret A. Heim has crafted new settings based on five of Martin Luther's hymns:  GOTT DER VATER, WOHN UNS BEI; JESUS CHRISTUS, UNSER HEILAND; a cantilena and toccata on NUN BITTEN WIR;...

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  • The Lutheran Legacy of Resistance

    The Lutheran Legacy of Resistance

    The following is an excerpt from Wade Johnson’s essay “We Must Obey God Rather Than Men: The Lutheran Legacy of Resistance” in One Lord, Two Hands? Essays on the Theology of the Two...

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  • Using Luther's Small Catechism for Kids in a Homeschool Setting

    Using Luther's Small Catechism for Kids in a Homeschool Setting

    One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the opportunity to be intentional about catechesis. I was homeschooled as a kid, and am now going through my second homeschooling...

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  • Samuel: Prophet, Priest, and Judge

    Samuel: Prophet, Priest, and Judge

    This blog post is an excerpt from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament. 

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  • Redemption and Symbolism in Ruth

    Redemption and Symbolism in Ruth

    This blog post is adapted from Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament.  One of the first matters to require attention is the real import of Ruth’s...

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  • Works-Righteousness: Luther’s Response to His Opponents

    Works-Righteousness: Luther’s Response to His Opponents

    This blog post is adapted from Luther’s Works, Volume 61: Theological and Polemical Works. These notations made by Martin Luther regarding the Bible passages used by his opponents to...

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  • Worshiping Idols in the Book of Judges

    Worshiping Idols in the Book of Judges

    This blog post is an excerpt from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction and Old Testament.  By breaking the seemingly innocuous command to “make no covenant with the...

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  • Law and Gospel in the Classroom

    Law and Gospel in the Classroom

    The Lutheran school system is a strange place, theologically speaking. It stands in the gap between a world of rules and a world of forgiveness. Following the scriptural insights of...

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  • Building Disciples through the Worship Service

    Building Disciples through the Worship Service

    Coming to church on Sunday, whether in person or virtually, is important for Lutheran Christians. Participating in the liturgy allows believers to come together to receive...

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  • Music of the Month: Piano Prelude Series, Volume 6

    Music of the Month: Piano Prelude Series, Volume 6

    The sixth volume of the Piano Prelude Series includes tunes J,K, and L from Lutheran Service Book. The Piano Prelude Series includes original compositions by various composers,...

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  • The Development of the Formula of Concord

    The Development of the Formula of Concord

    This blog post is adapted from The Formula of Concord: The Epitome and Solid Declaration. Read below to learn about the development of the Formula of Concord in Lutheran history.

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  • Meet Nebraska District Communications Director Kimberly Myers

    Meet Nebraska District Communications Director Kimberly Myers

    Meet Kimberly Myers, Communications Director for the Nebraska District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and a communications volunteer in her congregation. With a focus on serving...

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  • Praying Luther's Small Catechism Promotional Tools

    Praying Luther's Small Catechism Promotional Tools

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  • Reading Isaiah with Luther Promotional Tools

    Reading Isaiah with Luther Promotional Tools

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  • Being Lutheran Promotional Tools

    Being Lutheran Promotional Tools

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  • A Last Lesson of a School Year: the Aroma of Pizza

    A Last Lesson of a School Year: the Aroma of Pizza

    We are finally at the time of year where summer is sitting on the edge of the bed, waiting to hop off and come back into our lives for a well-timed visit. In Lutheran schools...

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  • Sharing God’s Great Work through Kaylin Speth’s Church Library Filled with God’s Word30:24

    Sharing God’s Great Work through Kaylin Speth’s Church Library Filled with God’s Word

    See how a fun covid-project for Kaylin Speth turned into a blessing for Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield, WI. What once was a small church library is now flourishing with children’s and profession

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  • Sharing God’s Work at Hales Corners Lutheran Church with Rachel Stathakis, Children's Ministry45:04

    Sharing God’s Work at Hales Corners Lutheran Church with Rachel Stathakis, Children's Ministry

    Wondering how you can improve or start your children’s ministry? How can you build relationships with both the children and the parents? Are relationships with the parents as important as the children

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  • Understanding Worship: Service of the Word

    Understanding Worship: Service of the Word

    Have you ever wondered why there are so many aspects of Lutheran worship? What about the style of music, the order of service, or even the weekly lectionary readings? Lutheran worship...

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