Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, Part 3

Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, Part 3

The conclusion of our three-part Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, editor of The Idea and Practice of a Christian University, follows below. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

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Romans: A Contextual Letter with Universal Application

Romans: A Contextual Letter with Universal Application

In commemoration of St. Peter and St. Paul today, we are posting an excerpt from Michael Middendorf’s commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Romans 1–8 articulates the meaning of the Greek text of Romans in its original context for the benefit of the church and world today. Though a theologically thorough and high(…)

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Commemoration of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

Commemoration of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

The presentation of the Augsburg Confession was a decisive moment, one long in coming. It is important to understand the history leading up to the Imperial Meeting at Augsburg [on June 25, 1530]. Nine years earlier, on April 18, 1521, at the Imperial Meeting in Worms, Charles V had listened as Martin Luther refused to(…)

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Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, Part 2

Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, Part 2

Last week we posted part 1 of our Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, editor of The Idea and Practice of a Christian University. Read part 2 below!

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What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

As the Supreme Court continues deliberations regarding same-sex marriage, we offer this excursus from Gregory Lockwood’s commentary on 1 Corinthians. Here Dr. Lockwood speaks about Scripture’s view of homosexuality and how the Christian should respond in love. [Scripture’s condemnation of homosexuality] seems intolerably harsh to our modern culture. Attempts to promote “gay” and lesbian “rights”(…)

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

In honor of father’s day, read what Martin Luther had to say about parents. 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. Do More Than Love Parents; Honor Them To this estate of fatherhood(…)

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Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, Part 1

Q & A with Dr. Scott Ashmon, Part 1

CPH recently released The Idea and Practice of a Christian University, written by several university faculty and staff members and edited by Dr. Scott Ashmon. We asked Dr. Ashmon to answer a few questions about the book, digging into some of the topics discussed. Read the first part of our Q & A with him below.

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What Was Luther’s Best Book? And a FREE Reading Plan!

What Was Luther’s Best Book? And a FREE Reading Plan!

By Dr. Benjamin T. G. Mayes 2016 will be the 470th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther’s “heavenly birthday,” his earthly death. And then in 2017 the whole world will observe the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. It will mark just the beginning of the Reformation, since in 1517 Luther certainly had not(…)

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Excerpt from At Home in the House of My Fathers

Excerpt from At Home in the House of My Fathers

In honor of Father’s Day coming up, here’s an excerpt from At Home in the House of My Fathers, which includes never before translated essays and sermons from some of the fathers of the Missouri Synod. On Luther and Lay Preachers A Letter to Pastor J. A. Ottesen 1858 Translated by Matthew C. Harrison In(…)

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What People Are Saying About “The Idea and Practice of a Christian University”

What People Are Saying About “The Idea and Practice of a Christian University”

This is an extremely illuminating book that will be of great help to our uni­versities and to the LCMS as a whole. At a time when synodical universities are struggling with “Lutheran Identity,” this book serves as a template for faculty, administrators, boards, and students for how that can be achieved and for how that(…)

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