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C. F. W. Walther on pastoral care of the sick

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(…)

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Preview Walther’s Pastoral Theology

For the first time, the complete text of C. F. W. Walther’s American-Lutheran Pastoral Theology is available in English. In this masterful work, Walther explores the “how” and “why” of the pastoral office, from its basis in Scripture to its activity in the daily lives of God’s people. Walther offers pastors guidance collected from Scripture and the(…)

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What people are saying about Walther’s Pastoral Theology

English readers can now take full advantage of the first-ever pastoral theology prepared for pastors in the North American Lutheran context. This unabridged English translation of C. F. W. Walther’s American-Lutheran Pastoral Theology invites readers to explore the many ways God calls His undershepherds to care for His people. Walther has here gathered the best(…)

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Distinguishing Law and Gospel

On September 12, 1884, students piled into the auditorium of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, for Professor C. F. W. Walther’s usual Friday evening “Luther Hour” lecture. The new topic, which would last every Friday evening for one and a half school years, was the proper distinction between Law and Gospel. Walther recognized the apparent contradictions(…)

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Giving All Glory to God

The newest volume in the Walther’s Works Series, All Glory to God, contains the final, mature systematic theology of C. F. W. Walther, first president of the LCMS. In no other work did Walther set forth his own theology as comprehensively as he did here. The following excerpt of All Glory to God comes from(…)

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What Others Are Saying about “All Glory to God”

Read below what others are saying about the newest volume in the Walther’s Works Series: All Glory to God. C. F. W. Walther deserves more credit than any other man for the restoration of orthodox Lutheran dogmatics, which by the grace of God took place in America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Unlike his(…)

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How to Handle the Word of God

In the newly revised edition of Handling the Word of Truth, John Pless explains C. F. W. Walther’s simple, yet complex, art of how to distinguish between Law and Gospel in faithful preaching and in Christian conversations. The following excerpt is from chapter 4, in which Pless expounds on Thesis VI of Walther’s Law and Gospel, instructing(…)

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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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Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 2

Wishing you many blessings on the occasion of our Lord’s Ascension, we offer below the concluding portion of C. F. W. Walther’s sermon on Ascension, as found in volume 1 of his Gospel Sermons. (The first part can be found in Monday’s blog post.)

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Walther’s Sermon on Ascension, Part 1

This coming Thursday (May 14), the Church will commemorate the Ascension of Our Lord, the day when Jesus returned to His Father in heaven, marking the end of His bodily ministry on earth. In honor of this occasion, we offer below the first part of C. F. W. Walther’s sermon on Ascension, as found in(…)

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