Lutheranism

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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