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July 19, 2017
A confessional text on marriage, natural law & human law
Since Lutherans believe that marriage is a civil ordinance rather than a sacrament (though still...
July 14, 2017
Misunderstanding the cultural influence of the Reformation
The cultural influence of the Reformation is getting lots of attention on this 500th anniversary...
June 01, 2017
There already is a church that is both evangelical and sacramental
Gordon T. Smith has written a book entitled Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why the Church Should...
May 23, 2017
The cup for the laity
The communion practice of the Roman Catholic Church, up until Vatican II, was for the...
May 19, 2017
The Reformation wars as board game
Right after Luther's death, the Holy Roman Emperor resolved to undo the Reformation by military...
April 26, 2017
A Lutheran Catholic and vocation
Our hosts here in Finland arranged a city tour of Helsinki with Emil Anton. As...
April 17, 2017
The writer and producer explains the two versions of the Luther movie
We reviewed the new dramatized documentary, Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World, and...
April 13, 2017
The other version of the new Luther movie
I reviewed Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World, the dramatized documentary produced in...
April 12, 2017
The connection between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King
As the world reflects on the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, it...
April 11, 2017
The new Martin Luther movie
Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World is a film funded by Thrivent to mark...
April 07, 2017
Martin Luther as inventor of freedom
Lutherans aren't the only ones celebrating the 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of the 95...
April 05, 2017
What Germany is doing for Luther’s 500th Anniversary
Germany has lots going on for the 500th Anniversary year of Luther's posting of the...
March 22, 2017
Luther as populist and freedom fighter
Much of Europe, including Catholics, will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting...
March 16, 2017
Luther’s cross-cultural appeal
Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, the editor of Lutheran Forum, has been co-teaching a seminar in Wittenberg...
March 02, 2017
We Lutherans as others see us
I stumbled upon a tab at the Patheos site that is called "Religion Library." It...
February 24, 2017
Why conservatives need Edmund Burke
In another in our series of my-former-students-who-are-making-me-proud-by-their-writing, Gracy Olmstead explains why today's conservatives need to...
February 21, 2017
What the Reformation did for preaching
Evangelical theologian Timothy George has written a fascinating and illuminating post entitled "How the Reformation...
February 01, 2017
The Marburg Colloquy online
Did you know that a transcript survives of the Marburg Colloquy (1529), in which Luther...
January 13, 2017
Luther’s influence on German culture
The Economist has a fascinating article on "How Martin Luther has shaped Germany for half...
January 09, 2017
Justification and contemporary culture
Luther-influenced Anglican David Zahl has a brilliant article in the latest Christianity Today about Luther's distinction...
December 31, 2016
Anniversaries in 2017
The new year will mark some important anniversaries. The biggest will be the 500th anniversary...
December 26, 2016
Marshall McLuhan, conservative Catholic
Marshall McLuhan, who basically invented the study of media, became an icon of the 1960's...
December 15, 2016
Gift idea: Christianity Today’s 2017 book awards
Christianity Today has announced its 2017 book awards. The list of winners in all of...
November 02, 2016
Why the Pope likes Luther
At the joint Catholic/Lutheran service in Sweden, commemorating Reformation Day, Pope Francis was said to...
November 01, 2016
All Saints’ Day, the Reformation, and the shadow of Death
As he mourns a death in his family, Mathew Block brings together the Reformation and All...
October 31, 2016
The Reformation as a restoration of catholicity
Even some Protestants are saying that we shouldn't celebrate Reformation Day. Why celebrate the breakup...
October 31, 2016
Pope praises Luther
Pope Francis is set to celebrate Reformation Day in a joint service with Swedish Lutherans....
October 14, 2016
Luther and technology
David Gibson of Religious News Service tells about three major exhibitions opening this month on...
September 09, 2016
Commemorating or undoing the Reformation?
On Reformation Day, October 31, the Pope will commemorate the Reformation in a common service...
September 05, 2016
The “danger” in Luther’s doctrine of vocation?
A few months ago, Covenant Seminary Professor Dan Doriani wrote a post at Gospel Coalition entitled The...
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