Overview of the Books of Moses
This blog post is adapted from the Lutheran Bible Companion.
The Hebrew name for the Books of Moses is “Torah.” (The Greek title is “Pentateuch”). The conventional translation of “Torah”...
The Story that Inspired “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord”
Pentecost hymns have been passed down for generations. Many of them have intricate and interesting histories to them, including that of “Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord” found in Lutheran...
Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: The Lord’s Prayer, Petitions 1–4
The Lord’s Prayer is the next portion of Luther’s Small Catechism we will be thinking through for ideas on how to teach Law and Gospel.
Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: Apostles’ Creed Article II
The second article of the Apostles' Creed is all about Jesus. Gather ideas for teaching this section of Luther's Small Catechism with a lens on Law & Gospel.
Music of the Month: Lutheran Music and Meaning
Music has meaning. More than a series of notes, more than associated verbal texts, more than personal entertainment—music has meaning. In Lutheran Music and Meaning, author Daniel Zager...
Five Lutheran Hymns of Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach is a well-known name throughout the world. Whether you are a music fanatic or not, chances are you have been touched by Bach’s music without even knowing it.
Teaching Ideas for the Catechism: Apostles’ Creed Articles I and III
As we move on from the Ten Commandments portion of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will look at two articles of the Apostles’ Creed and examine what they mean. We will use Law and Gospel to...
Ezekiel: An Overview
Applying Ezekiel to one's own life can be a difficult process. The following chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Ezekiel from The Lutheran Bible Companion helps the reader apply knowledge from...
Understanding Justification by Grace Alone through Faith Alone
Justification by grace alone through faith alone is a core Lutheran belief, but what does this really mean? Breaking this up into three parts makes it easier to understand: the great...
Understanding the Book of Lamentations
The Book of Lamentations is often skipped over. But it reveals a lot about God’s love and faithfulness. The following was adapted from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction...
The Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church
With the celebration of the Reformation rapidly approaching at the end of October, I have been contemplating and admiring the role of music in the Lutheran Church. Music played a...
Unpack Martin Luther's teaching on oratio, tentatio, and meditatio in this book | Friday Favorites
Pete shares his favorite CPH book, Grace Upon Grace by John Kleinig. Learn more about Martin Luther's teachings the three marks of a theologian (oratio, tentatio, meditatio). You'll also learn about i
The Lutheran View of Salvation and How It Brings Comfort
Most of the other people in the churches I’ve attended grew up going to a Lutheran Church. It has seemed pretty rare to find people who do not have a background of belonging to the church....