Concerning Rebaptism for Christians

When we depend on ourselves, our strength, our goodness, even our faith, it will fail.  In fact, when we build our house on anything but the rock it will be destroyed.  Idols will all fall away.

Indulgences Then and Now

On March 31st 1515 Pope Leo X issued a bull of plenary indulgence to remove sins’ temporal penalties that clung to the souls of the living and the dead.

Indulgences Then and Now

The events of October 31st 1517, the day that Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, were not set in motion by a man’s ambitious vision to revolutionize the spirituality of the west. Nor were they set in motion by Luther’s iconoclastic vainglory that sought to topple the ancient powers of tradition and the papacy. Rather, Luther swung his hammer as a pastor. He cared for the eternal welfare of his flock.

Lutherans and Roman Catholics Today

If you think about theological error like the course of a ship, a little variance in the direction of the ship can have immense effects on the final trajectory toward the destination.

The Luther Seal: Summary of the Gospel

The most enduring symbol of the Lutheran Reformation is the seal that Luther himself designed to represent his theology. By the early 1520s, this seal begins to appear on the title page of Luther’s works.

Lutheran Advent Traditions
The Advent wreath on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Church of the Reformation – Lutheran (Reformation Lutheran Church), Affton, Mo. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Lutheran Advent Traditions

There is so much beauty and rich tradition during the season of Advent to prepare Christians for the coming of Jesus, the babe of Bethlehem.

Solus Christus: Christ Alone

Luther said, “The cross alone is our theology.” Another way to say this is Solus Christus, or “Christ alone” saves us.

Christ and the Office of the Holy Ministry

The confession of the person and work of Jesus Christ—His justification of sinful humanity—forms the heart of theology, and informs all of the Church’s confession and practice.