First Look: Martin Luther’s Basic Exegetical Writings

Luther’s Reformation is often seen through the lens of his formal theological writings, such as the Ninety-Five Theses, Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Freedom of a Christian, and Bondage of the Will. These important and significant works belong to any study of the Reformation. Often overlooked, however, are Luther’s many lectures, sermons, and commentaries on(…)

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Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

October 31 means different things to different people—Protestant Christians celebrate Reformation and prepare for All Saints’ Day, while secular society celebrates Halloween. But Christians also get caught up in the secular celebrations of Halloween, usually “all in good fun,” yet sometimes that “fun” can be to our detriment. We must remember that “Satan disguises himself(…)

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The Mother of the Reformation

In honor of Katie Luther’s birthday on January 29th, we’ve posted below an excerpt from The Mother of the Reformation: The Amazing Life and Story of Katharine Luther, written by Ernst Kroker and translated by Mark DeGarmeaux. Katie’s Christian Faith When Katie taught her oldest son, little Hans, to fold his little hands in prayer,(…)

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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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An Excerpt from Letters to Lutheran Pastors, volume 3

German theologian Hermann Sasse (1895–1976) was trained at the University of Berlin but became a convinced confessional Lutheran after discovering the writings of Wilhelm Löhe while studying in the United States. His professional career at the University of Erlangen was forever marked by Hitler and the Nazis. Sasse was a vocal opponent of the Third(…)

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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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