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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:...
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 29, 2017
Praying the Catechism
Many Christians have problems praying. Our minds wander; we run through our wants and needs; we...
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...
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...
December 27, 2016
What you do to your neighbor you do to Christ
It still being Christmas--there are twelve days of it, remember--we can still contemplate the inexhaustible topic...
November 17, 2016
The Two Cities vs. the Two Kingdoms
It's common to associate Augustine's Two Cities with Luther's Two Kingdoms. But they are really...
November 02, 2016
Why the Pope likes Luther
At the joint Catholic/Lutheran service in Sweden, commemorating Reformation Day, Pope Francis was said to...
October 31, 2016
Pope praises Luther
Pope Francis is set to celebrate Reformation Day in a joint service with Swedish Lutherans....
October 27, 2016
Reaching today’s idolaters of the self
How do you proclaim the forgiveness of sins to someone who doesn't think he has...
October 17, 2016
“God punishes wicked subjects by wicked rulers”
Luther did not actually say the words attributed to him, that he would rather be...
October 14, 2016
Luther and technology
David Gibson of Religious News Service tells about three major exhibitions opening this month on...
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...
May 24, 2016
How Luther invented mass media
Media historian Andrew Pettegree has written a new book entitled Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk...
May 10, 2016
Problems praying? Pray the Psalms
Continuing our reflections on the Psalms, Pastor Peters at Pastoral Meanderings has a great post...
April 15, 2016
Happiness vs. Freedom?
In a description of his new book, The Intolerable God, author Christopher J. Insole tells...
January 08, 2016
“Then we become His gods”
More mind-bending insights from Luther, this time on why so many people reject God's gifts...
January 07, 2016
God the Giver
I came across one of those stunning and paradigm-shifting quotations from Luther, this one about...
November 04, 2015
Luther and Religious freedom
The Wall Street Journal has published an excellent account by Joe Loconte on Luther, the...
October 23, 2015
God always begins with NOTHING
"It is God's nature to make something out of nothing; hence one who is not...
August 12, 2015
Kierkegaard on Luther
We keep hearing that today's church needs to change; that is to say, it needs...
August 10, 2015
Luther on politicians
The conventional wisdom is that Luther taught total submission to government authorities. But you've got...
July 22, 2015
Offering our body and blood to our neighbor
Thanks to Steve Bauer, who, in commenting on our earlier post on the connection Luther...
July 20, 2015
The Sacrament and the love of neighbor
Martin Luther, quoted from Bible Studies on Mercy - The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: There your...
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