Lutheranism

  • 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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  • 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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  • Hymn of the Month: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

    Hymn of the Month: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

    The Hymn of the Month is “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (LSB 358), set to the tune VOM HIMMEL HOCH. The text was written by Martin Luther, and it was translated from German to...

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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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  • 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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  • Vocation | Lutheran Life Fall 2019

    Vocation | Lutheran Life Fall 2019

    What is vocation and how do you find it? Discover God's callings for you in this edition of Lutheran Life magazine.

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  • What Was Martin Luther's Best Book?

    What Was Martin Luther's Best Book?

    The posting of the 95 Theses set into motion the events that would lead to a reformation and purification of the public teaching and practice in the Western Church, especially in...

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  • Adjusting to School as a Lutheran College Student

    Adjusting to School as a Lutheran College Student

    College is tough. With the pressure of getting good grades, meeting new friends, and trying to get involved on campus, it is tough to grapple with it all.

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  • Discipleship and the First Commandment

    Discipleship and the First Commandment

    The following is an excerpt from Luther's Small Catechism: A Manual for Discipleship, written by John T. Pless.

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  • Sharing the Gospel and the Lutheran Faith on Your Website

    Sharing the Gospel and the Lutheran Faith on Your Website

    Sociologists maintain that you can learn a lot about looking in people’s medicine cabinets. In the same vein, I believe a narthex tells a lot about a congregation. When I visit a...

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  • Building Christian Community | Lutheran Life Summer 2019

    Building Christian Community | Lutheran Life Summer 2019

    Read about how any Christian community is made of God, you, and your neighbor. You are never alone in the family of God. Your Christian brothers and sisters are here to lift you up.

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  • Faith Building Tips | Lutheran Life Spring 2019

    Faith Building Tips | Lutheran Life Spring 2019

    This issue of Lutheran Life shares faith-building tips for all ages and stages.

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  • The Origin of the Small and Large Catechisms

    The Origin of the Small and Large Catechisms

    In Luther’s day, there were any number of catechisms and catechetical materials. They were often extremely extensive and required the young people to memorize not only the Ten...

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  • What did Martin Luther say about the Book of Isaiah?3:40

    What did Martin Luther say about the Book of Isaiah?

    Author Rev. Brian Kachelmeier gives an introduction to his study on the Book of Isaiah. The free study on CPH FaithCourses will walk you through 3 lessons, focusing on highlights from Luther’s comment

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  • The Second Luther: Nikolaus von Amsdorf

    The Second Luther: Nikolaus von Amsdorf

    This post is an excerpt adapted from Nikolaus von Amsdorf: Champion of Martin Luther’s Reformation, a new edition of Robert Kolb’s biography about this important Reformation figure.

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  • Bible Reading | Lutheran Life Winter 2019

    Bible Reading | Lutheran Life Winter 2019

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  • 5 Notable Reformation Hymns That Aren’t “A Mighty Fortress”

    5 Notable Reformation Hymns That Aren’t “A Mighty Fortress”

    It’s almost Reformation Day, and that means we get to enjoy hearing some of Lutheranism’s most famous hymns. (“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” I’m looking at you!) If you’re looking for...

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  • Living a Christian Life | Lutheran Life Fall 2018

    Living a Christian Life | Lutheran Life Fall 2018

    We know God wants us to live out our faith. But what does that look like? Read about topics such as recognizing sin, questioning God, and prayer to see different ways life as a Lutheran can play out.

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