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May 11, 2018
“Now He Is Very Near”: Luther on the Ascension
More on the Ascension of Christ. . . .I keep reading on evangelical sites that...
May 08, 2018
God and the Different Kinds of Despair
There are all kinds of negative emotions. Not all of them are morally or spiritually...
May 01, 2018
Luther’s Political Teachings
In yesterday's post on Luther and Trump, we drew on the work of economist Lyman...
April 30, 2018
Luther and Trump?
Did Martin Luther give us Donald Trump? Are Lutherans responsible for getting Trump elected? This...
February 28, 2018
A Wolf, a Sheep, and Food that Digests Us
"A wolf in sheep's clothing" is someone who seems nice on the outside, like a...
February 07, 2018
Coveting as the Root of the Other Sins
The Jewish scholar Leonard Greenspoon of Creighton University (a Catholic institution) explores the concept of "coveting" in...
January 10, 2018
The Reformation of America
A revolution approaches problems by overthrowing the old order and replacing it with something completely...
January 05, 2018
Luther on Epiphany and Vocation
Today is the 12th and last day of Christmas. (Happy drummers drumming day!) Tomorrow is...
December 15, 2017
Martin Luther’s Handwriting as Computer Font
How would you like to write like Martin Luther? That is, how would you like...
November 29, 2017
Luther on Matter, the Senses, & Emotions
In our last post on Mark Mattes's new book Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty, we...
November 22, 2017
Luther’s Theology of Beauty
During this Reformation quincentenary anniversary, Martin Luther has been credited and blamed for all...
November 16, 2017
Which Doctrines Must Be “Reasonable”?
Which do you trust more, God’s Word or your own understanding? In whom do you...
November 02, 2017
How Ethiopia Influenced the Reformation
As early as 1517, when the Reformation was just getting started, Martin Luther became interested...
October 31, 2017
The 95 Theses
What better way to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation than to read Luther's 95...
October 30, 2017
How Lutherans View the Reformation Differently
Luther didn't split the church. The pope did.
October 27, 2017
What the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is NOT About
The 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of the 95 Theses is soon upon us (next...
October 24, 2017
I was asked to write a guest post for the Tabletalk blog on "Why Luther?" Others, such...
October 16, 2017
How Luther Challenges Protestants
Martin Luther challenged and continues to challenge Roman Catholic theology in some profound ways. But...
September 26, 2017
Conservatives formally accuse Pope of heresy–including Lutheranism!
Sixty-two conservative Catholic theologians, priests, and academics have served Pope Francis with a formal document...
September 25, 2017
Wittenberg’s Reformation of Science
Martin Luther was not the only faculty member of the University of Wittenberg to spark...
September 18, 2017
A Reformation best-seller to read and give away
Luther's Small Catechism is a marvel of clarity, depth, and spiritual insight. Used for centuries to...
September 14, 2017
Tetzel on 7 Years in Purgatory for Every Sin
I came across a sermon from Johann Tetzel, the indulgence peddler who provoked Luther's 95...
September 07, 2017
Steve Jobs and the Trump Reformation
Can you connect these dots?: Gutenberg, Martin Luther, Steve Jobs, Donald Trump. In his column Steve...
September 05, 2017
The infallibility of Pope Francis
Now that the Roman Catholic Church has a relatively liberal pontiff, we are seeing some...
September 04, 2017
Vocation quotes from Luther for Labor Day
Labor Day is a good day for Christians to celebrate Vocation. That is, the teaching...
September 01, 2017
My Book on Luther is Back
About 12 years ago, I wrote a little book on Martin Luther. I was asked...
August 22, 2017
Today’s Iconoclastic Outbreak
Periodically in history, people get caught up in a cause that finds expression in destroying...
May 25, 2017
“Now He Is Very Near”
Some people think that Christ’s ascension into Heaven means that He is no longer with...
May 23, 2017
The cup for the laity
The communion practice of the Roman Catholic Church, up until Vatican II, was for the...
April 14, 2017
The day that God suffered and died
A powerful Good Friday devotion would be to read Article VIII of the Formula of Concord:...
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