What Luther Says about Faith

What Luther Says about Faith

The following excerpt from the great reformer Martin Luther is taken from What Luther Says, a collection of more than 5,100 quotations on 200 subjects gleaned from his writings. Faith Is a Mighty Power—Or Nothing at All Faith is not the human notion and dream which some regard as faith. And when they see that(…)

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Spangenberg’s The Christian Year of Grace Now Available

Spangenberg’s The Christian Year of Grace Now Available

A key feature of the Lutheran Reformation was the transformation of preaching and catechesis. Luther’s catechisms and his postils (collections of sermons)—rendered affordable to the layperson with the advent of printing—were standard volumes in the devotional libraries of many Christians. Johann Spangenberg, a colleague of Martin Luther, further adapted the postil form for catechesis with(…)

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Which Reformer Are You?

Which Reformer Are You?

Walk back in time to the sixteenth-century Church. We know the great Reformers from book pages, but their personalities were bigger than that! Which iconic Reformer are you most like? Click here to take the quiz, then share your results on Facebook or Twitter!  

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Commemorating Dorcas, Lydia, and Phoebe

Commemorating Dorcas, Lydia, and Phoebe

Deaconess Cheryl D. Naumann presents a rich and insightful look at the deaconess vocation and its blessing to the LCMS. Using primary documents, personal recollections, and interviews, In the Footsteps of Phoebe fills a significant gap in the annals of synodical history. Collected in this one volume is a record of events as well as(…)

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An Interview with Dr. James Voelz, author of Fundamental Greek Grammar

An Interview with Dr. James Voelz, author of Fundamental Greek Grammar

Last week CPH was proud to release the newest edition of Dr. James Voelz’s Fundamental Greek Grammar. In anticipation of the book’s release, we interviewed Dr. Voelz about his work on the book: The first edition of Fundamental Greek Grammar was released in 1986. What made you first decide to write a Greek grammar book? The same(…)

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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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Book Giveaway: Win a copy of Luther’s Works, vol. 68

Book Giveaway: Win a copy of Luther’s Works, vol. 68

**This contest has ended.** To commemorate the upcoming Reformation observance, and to celebrate the release of the newest volume of Luther’s Works, we are pleased to offer one lucky winner a free copy of Luther’s Works, vol. 68: Sermons on Matthew 19–24. Luther found in St. Matthew’s narrative rich testimony of God’s unmerited grace in(…)

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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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