Happy National Lutheran Schools’ Week!

Happy National Lutheran Schools’ Week!

In honor of National Lutheran Schools’ week, we’ve posted below an excerpt from Thomas Korcok’s  Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future. In his endorsement of this book, Gene Edward Veith, Provost and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, said: “In this eye-opening history of Lutheran education from its beginnings through the 19th century,(…)

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We’re Proud to Celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week

We’re Proud to Celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week

As we celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week this week, we encourage you to pray for our Lutheran schools, their students, and their teachers: Jesus, Savior and Good Shepherd, who has given Your life to save us, You have directed us to feed and tend Your lambs and sheep. Bless our Lutheran schools. Strengthen, equip, and encourage(…)

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Unfolding the Liturgy

Unfolding the Liturgy

Because the Church commemorates St. Timothy, pastor and confessor, on January 24, we are posting today an excerpt from Preaching is Worship. Preaching is arguably the most important work of the Christian pastor. Multiple contexts surround the sermon and impact the sermon, even when the preacher is unaware of them. Homileticians may identify as many(…)

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Lent-Easter Preaching and Worship Resources

Lent-Easter Preaching and Worship Resources

Lent is a month away. If you’re looking for a devotional resource to use individually, with your family, or with your church, check out Concordia Publishing House’s 2015 Lenten and Easter resources. Singing with the Exiles gives your church a simple, unified way to connect worship, Bible study, and personal meditation during Lent and Easter.(…)

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See us in Fort Wayne, IN at the Symposia Series

See us in Fort Wayne, IN at the Symposia Series

Next week, Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, will sponsor their annual Symposia series, which is the largest annual gathering of LCMS pastors, and brings together clergy and laity from all over the world. CPH editors Dr. Benjamin Mayes and Laura Lane will be at the conference, and look forward to meeting you. Contact them at benjamin.mayes@cph.org(…)

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Faith and Infant Baptism

Faith and Infant Baptism

Because we’ve just celebrated the Baptism of our Lord, we thought it appropriate to offer an excerpt from Infant Baptism in Nineteenth Century Lutheran Theology.  In his endorsement of the book, Dr. Martin Conkling, Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia College—New York, wrote, “Luther wanted Christians to have no doubt that in their baptisms, God(…)

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Luther on Baptism

Luther on Baptism

The observance of the Baptism of Our Lord on January 11 offers the opportunity to reflect on the significance of Baptism in the life of a Christian. What exactly occurs when water and the Word are applied to a sinful human being? Luther addressed this life-giving Sacrament in a sermon on John 20:19–31 included in his Church(…)

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Now Available! Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

Now Available! Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

The latest volume in Concordia Publishing House’s Walther’s Works collection, Church Fellowship, is now available. From 1857 to 1884, C.F.W. Walther wrote numerous articles and speeches dealing with Lutheran identity and unity in doctrine and practice on the basis of Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. For the first time, these previously scattered, inaccessible, and(…)

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A Prayer for the New Year

A Prayer for the New Year

We are God’s mouth and hands in this world, and how we pray is important to our life together in Christ’s Body, the Church. C. F. W. Walther’s For the Life of the Church reunites today’s Christians with a treasure-trove of prayers that relate to all facets of public Christian life. These prayers reinforce basic(…)

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Luther on Resisting Temptation

Luther on Resisting Temptation

By God’s grace, today we begin a new year. In keeping with the secular tradition of making resolutions, we provide this excerpt from Luther’s Church Postil. In this selection from his sermon on 1 Corinthians 5:6–8, Luther encourages all Christians to resist temptation. Can we do this by ourselves? Certainly not. But God gives His Holy(…)

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