In his monumental work American-Lutheran Pastoral Theology, C. F. W. Walther addresses everything necessary for the pastor faithfully to carry out his call to minister to God’s people. In addition to guidance for sermon preparation and delivery, proper use of the Sacraments, proper exercise of church discipline, education of the youth, and other topics, Walther explores the necessity of pastoral care for the sick and dying. [Read more…] about C. F. W. Walther on pastoral care of the sick
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Since the time Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Lutheran theology has survived centuries of political, religious, and societal pressures that challenged its foundational teachings. But this question remains: Do Lutherans today understand their theological heritage well enough to maintain and defend their unique beliefs when outside pressures dismiss them as irrelevant to modern-day Christianity?
In his latest work, Hallmarks of Lutheran Identity, author Alvin Schmidt sets forth more than twenty important practices, doctrines, and beliefs that distinguish the Lutheran Church from all other denominations to deepen your understanding of Lutheran theology and its rich historical traditions. After reading this book, you will be able to confidently answer the question “What do Lutherans believe?”
Check out our Q&A with Rev. Dr. Alvin Schmidt to learn more about him, his latest book, and his passion for teaching others about the Lutheran Church and its historic teachings and beliefs.