“[P]raying is serious business; it is not mindless meditation or wordless impulses to connect with a higher spiritual power. Prayer learns how to listen to the Word of the Lord and out of that listening to speak to Him. In so doing, prayer is the Christian’s engagement in battle against Satan. There is no neutrality
“The book is aimed at pastors who regularly preach and teach from the catechism, but it is also intended for laypeople, especially parents, as Luther saw the head of the household as the primary catechist for the family. There are always more treasures to be discovered in the catechism, so whether the readers are veteran
“The catechism must be taught in the Church, on all accounts. It ought to be learned, definitively, although – or even because – we observe that in many a Western country the ability of memorizing texts is in decline. The catechism has to be preached, as it comprises the sound doctrine of the Church. Therefore,
You have heard the words, “You are what you eat.” I guess that could be applied to theology in the sense that you believe what you practice. Here is an article that illustrates this practicality.
“Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word bestows what it says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise …The rhythm of our worship is from Him to us, and then from us back to Him. He gifts His gifts, and together we receive and
Pastor and Congregation 101 The basics of a pastor maintaining a healthy relationship with his congregation are not complex: Preach a decent sermon (2 Tim. 4:15). Love and visit your people (1 Peter 5:24), and pray for them! Be visible in your community (1 Tim. 3:7). When things aren’t going well, sermons can become temptations
The LUTHER ROSE banner gracing our Chancel on Reformation Sunday is the widely-recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was designed by Martin Luther who saw it as an expression of his theology and faith. There is a black cross in a red heart that reminds us of faith in the Crucified Christ. The heart stands in