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Reformation Day

Fundamentally the plea for the Church to recognize, further, and live congruently with a life of receptivity, where all is gift from the Triune God, as the poet put it, “unasked, unsought, unearned.” Gift from the heart of Him whose love for us knows n…

Luther on Ecclesiastes 4

Therefore the best thing is to enjoy the things that you have in the present, to do everything in the present, and to let what is evil flow past you.http://feeds.feedburner.com/WeedonsBlog. . . Read All
Festival of the Reformation

Festival of the Reformation

Today is the Festival of the Reformation.  In October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five theses – or statements – to the church door at Wittenberg, Germany.  By this simple action, Luther initiated the Reformation.  Through the work of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s Church was called back to the truth that she can only live by Scripture alone, grace alone and faith alone.  Today, we are reminded again that Scripture alone is the source of doctrine and practice in the Church.  We are reminded that salvation occurs on the basis of God’s grace alone – His undeserved love and favor towards us.  We are reminded . . . Read All
How God Blessed the Reformation through Katie Luther

How God Blessed the Reformation through Katie Luther

Katharina von Bora was born January 29, 1499. Much about her life must remain a mystery to us, but some sources give us glimpses…
Episode 297: October 31, 2014

Episode 297: October 31, 2014

This week on HT-Radio, Pr. Donavon Riley continues his bible study on Galatians. This week Pr. Riley covers the first half of Galatians 6.
I don’t wanna

I don’t wanna

The heirs of the Great Reformation gather on this day to trumpet the accomplishments of Martin Luther and his cohort of renewers of the faith.  We may not be happy to be Lutheran the rest of the year but on October 31 we are proud to beat our pumped out chests, sing A Mighty Fortress, and bemoan the wretched state of the church before Luther made it a personal cause! Don’t get me wrong.  I love Reformation Day.  I love being Lutheran (most all the time).  But I fear for the future of Lutheran churches (not so much for Lutheranism).  The Lutheranism that is the Book of Concord confessed, the great Lutheran chorales sung, the Divine Service with all. . . Read All
Remember my kudos to The Lutheran Witness???

Remember my kudos to The Lutheran Witness???

Perhaps we should loan out Adriane Heins to the ELCA’s The Lutheran.  While I was praising the reinvigorated monthly journal for our church body, I had occasion to peruse some back issues of The Lutheran only to find it a less than salutary experience.Perhaps the article that stands out most in my mind was one subtitled The Most Real Church I Know and it was written by Kaethe Schwehn, a summary of her year as a 20 something coming to terms with her floundering faith…”  I cannot tell the state of her heart but if her article is any reflection of the state of her faith today, it still seems to be floundering to me.She describes Vespers at . . . Read All
Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Light for My Path Daily Devotion Bible Reading So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word,…
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