Lutheranism

  • Luther’s Catechism Series: List of Household Responsibilities

    Luther’s Catechism Series: List of Household Responsibilities

    This blog post is an excerpt from Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Confession and Christian Life by Albrecht Peters.

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  • The Reformation’s First Lutheran Hymns

    The Reformation’s First Lutheran Hymns

    This excerpt is from “The Reformation and Lutheran Confessionalism to 1620” by Christopher Boyd Brown. Read the entire essay and learn more about the Reformation and its impact on...

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  • Just for Decoration

    Just for Decoration

    Special thanks to the ministries of St. Lucas Lutheran Early Childhood Center and Word of Life Lutheran School in St. Louis, Missouri, for taking the time to educate my children and...

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  • Prayer | Lutheran Life Fall 2020

    Prayer | Lutheran Life Fall 2020

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  • Luther's Catechism Series: The Lord's Supper

    Luther's Catechism Series: The Lord's Supper

    Every Sunday, congregants listen to their pastor speak the Words of Institution at the celebration of the Lord's Supper. What is the connection between communion and the Word of God?...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Romans 13:1–10

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Romans 13:1–10

    Have you ever been wronged by someone? Have you ever disagreed with the laws or decrees of your local community or the state in which you live? Almost everyone has likely experienced at...

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  • Music, the Church Year, Repeat

    Music, the Church Year, Repeat

    “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” This is a common saying, especially in education. The exhortation to repeat, repeat, repeat hopefully is prevalent in our Lutheran schools....

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: The Sacrament of Baptism

    Luther’s Catechism Series: The Sacrament of Baptism

    Baptism is a wonderful gift from our good and gracious God. It is the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit by which we are made the children of God, given the gift of...

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  • 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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  • Reading Isaiah with Luther - Session 356:23

    Reading Isaiah with Luther - Session 3

    Join Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier in this three session video Bible Study of based on his book Reading Isaiah with Luther. Visit the CPH FaithCourses® website to download the free learner guides: https:

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  • Reading Isaiah with Luther - Session 152:03

    Reading Isaiah with Luther - Session 1

    Join Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier in this three session video Bible Study of based on his book Reading Isaiah with Luther. Visit the CPH FaithCourses® website to download the free learner guides: https:

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  • Reading Isaiah with Luther - Session 21:01:59

    Reading Isaiah with Luther - Session 2

    Join Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier in this three session video Bible Study of based on his book Reading Isaiah with Luther. Visit the CPH FaithCourses® website to download the free learner guides: https:

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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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