John the Steadfast

John the Steadfast June 9, 2008

The new organization supporting the new “Issues, Etc.” program is being named Brothers of John the Steadfast. I like naming things after people like that (he said from the Cranach blog). Here is a great account of who John the Steadfast was–the brother of and successor to Elector of Saxony Frederick the Wise, literally the first “protestant,” and the Prince who really protected and cultivated the Reformation–by Martin R. Noland. Picture by Cranach:

John the Steadfast

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  • Susan aka organshoes

    I, for one, am very happy there are Lutherans still willing to extol, defend, and promote historic Lutheranism among Lutherans, regardless of where the princely powers would take us.
    May their like increase.

  • Susan aka organshoes

    I, for one, am very happy there are Lutherans still willing to extol, defend, and promote historic Lutheranism among Lutherans, regardless of where the princely powers would take us.
    May their like increase.

  • LAJ

    Bo Giertz was a Swedish bishop holding on to confessional Lutheranism as his country went liberal around him. Recently translated and published by Concordia is a daily devotional book by him.

  • LAJ

    Bo Giertz was a Swedish bishop holding on to confessional Lutheranism as his country went liberal around him. Recently translated and published by Concordia is a daily devotional book by him.

  • Don, the Rebel without a Blog

    That dude reminds me of Sebastian Cabot, the actor who was in “Family Affair.”

  • Don, the Rebel without a Blog

    That dude reminds me of Sebastian Cabot, the actor who was in “Family Affair.”

  • James

    Why couldn’t they all just get along. I mean coming from a typical religious guy myself, i must say that art in church just brings more beauty, peace, and life to sermons, and lessons. It’s a way of showing people that art has a lot of power. So honestly i guess i would have to reform that Luther was my man.

  • James

    Why couldn’t they all just get along. I mean coming from a typical religious guy myself, i must say that art in church just brings more beauty, peace, and life to sermons, and lessons. It’s a way of showing people that art has a lot of power. So honestly i guess i would have to reform that Luther was my man.