An Excerpt from C.F.W. Walther: Churchman and Theologian

An Excerpt from C.F.W. Walther: Churchman and Theologian

Called “the American Luther,” the Rev. Dr. C. F. W. Walther is celebrated as one of the founders of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and of the log cabin college (1839) that became one of the ten largest seminaries in North America: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The educational emphasis and precedents Walther set made his theological(…)

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Fourth Edition of Fundamental Greek Grammar Now Available!

Fourth Edition of Fundamental Greek Grammar Now Available!

For more than 30 years, university and seminary students have been learning biblical Greek with the carefully crafted textbook Fundamental Greek Grammar. Now available in its fourth edition, author Dr. James (Jim) Voelz continues his emphasis on learning Greek through a fundamental approach, moving “from the known to the unknown,” from the easy to the(…)

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Coming this November! The Christian Year of Grace

Coming this November! The Christian Year of Grace

After Martin Luther’s Postils (sermons on the appointed Bible readings of the Church Year), Johann Spangenberg’s Questions and Answers was the premier Lutheran devotional book of the Reformation era. His explanations of the chief parts of Scripture, in question-and-answer format, taught and fed countless Evangelical Lutheran people of all ages and vocations for centuries. Now(…)

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Disputes over the General Epistles

Disputes over the General Epistles

The following is an excerpt from Lutheran Bible Companion, available now. The LBC, a two-volume set, covers every canonical book of the Bible, including the Apocrypha. This selection is from the “The General Epistles” in volume two.   Disputes over the General Epistles Before studying the General Epistles, readers should gain some understanding of their history in the(…)

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An excerpt from From Abraham to Paul

An excerpt from From Abraham to Paul

History matters, and God has acted within history to bring about His salvation plan. In From Abraham to Paul: A Biblical Chronology, author Andrew Steinmann presents an accessible timeline of biblical events with the result that while there is much we do not know, there is also much we can know from Scripture with confidence.(…)

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A prayer to end the day

Father of all mankind, into Your hands I lay myself and all whom I care for and love. Forgive us all where we have done wrong today and assure us of Your forgiveness and comforting presence. We rest in the faith by which we were sealed in Baptism, in the sure knowledge of Your loving(…)

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On the Importance of Biblical Hebrew

On the Importance of Biblical Hebrew

The Importance of Biblical Hebrew by Rev. Dr. Andrew H. Bartelt, Professor of Exegetical Theology (Old Testament), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis A commitment to “sola scriptura” must also recognize that the actual words that “men of God spoke [and wrote] as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” were not originally preserved in the English language.  Nor were(…)

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Martin Luther: Preacher of the Cross

Martin Luther: Preacher of the Cross

Martin Luther was not only a theologian, but a pastor engaged in the care of souls. In Martin Luther: Preacher of the Cross, author John T. Pless makes use of selected letters to present compelling evidence for the reformer’s application of his evangelical theology to consciences burdened with sin, haunted by death, and afflicted by(…)

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A prayer to begin your day

Almighty God and most merciful Lord and Father of mankind, King of the universe, Redeemer of Israel and Defender of the Holy Church, look with favor on Your sons and daughters and mercifully grant us forgiveness and new life in Christ. Let not our selfishness and fear and ignorance hinder our work in Your vineyard.(…)

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The Diaconate in the Ancient Church

The Diaconate in the Ancient Church

In The Diaconate of the Ancient and Medieval Church, eminent Wittenberg law professor Caspar Ziegler (1621–90) provides contemporary church workers and students of history with a detailed description of how Christians have shown mercy to a lost and dying world from apostolic times to the Reformation. Ziegler’s detailed study engages at least 500 primary sources to illustrate expertly the(…)

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