Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Sunday in the Octave… Continue Reading

Divorce – An Issues, Etc. Transcript

This “Pastors’ Roundtable” interview on the topic of divorce, featuring the Rev’ds Randy Asburry, Heath Curtis, and Jonathan Fisk (pictured left to right, below), aired as a segment of the August 20, 2008 episode of Issues, Etc. A few notes,… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: The Epiphany of Our Lord

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Epiphany of Our Lord via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Epiphany of Our… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Sunday after Christmas

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Sunday after Christmas via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for the Sunday after Christmas Nota… Continue Reading

Luther’s Church Postil: In Defense of Lenker, et al.

Concordia Publishing House, the venerable flagship publisher of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, recently announced the completion of their new five-volume translation of Luther’s Church Postil via the Concordia Academic blog. Volume 79 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (Church Postil V) is now… Continue Reading

Childermas Poetry by Christina Rossetti

Below are two poems by Christina Rossetti, each entitled “Holy Innocents”; the first was written in 1877, the second sometime before 1893. Both were published posthumously in 1904. HT: Patrick Comerford They scarcely waked before they slept, They scarcely wept… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Görlitz

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments Görlitz Cultural History Museum of Görlitz Epitaph of Abraham von Nostiz, 1572 Formerly from the church of Rengersdorf am Queis… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Christmas Day

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Christmas Day via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Christmas Day +VDMA

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Rorate Caeli (Advent 4)

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Rorate Caeli via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Rorate Caeli +VDMA

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Gaudete (Advent 3)

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Gaudete via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Gaudete +VDMA

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Populus Sion (Advent 2)

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Populus Sion via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Populus Sion +VDMA

“Das ist Katholisch!” … “Ja? So?”

HT: Gloria Christi Lutheran Church, Greeley, CO Whenever the divine service once again follows the old Evangelical-Lutheran agendas (or church books), it seems that many raise a great cry that it is “Roman Catholic”; “Roman Catholic” when the pastor chants… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Burkersdorf

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments Burkersdorf Village of Schlegel By Zittau (Saxony) Church, altar painting, photograph by author, Fig. 12 Gurlitt (op. cit.): Remnant of… Continue Reading

There is No Such Thing as Lay Baptism

By the Rev’d Heath R. Curtis Pastor of Trinity and Zion Lutheran Churches, Worden & Carpenter, IL     (All emphases in the following essay by Pastor Curtis are original. I have fixed what few typos were to be found… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Buchbrunn & Repperndorf

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments Buchbrunn & Repperndorf (Villages of Kitzingen) Evangelical-Lutheran Churches Confessional Painting of Buchbrunn. Photograph: J. Diestelmann. Fig. 10, 11 (Detail of 10)… Continue Reading

Technopoly’s Reverence for Statistics and Polls

From Neil Postman’s Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1993); Chapter 8, “Invisible Technologies.” Apropros of the sustained effort of fraudulent wish-projection by “the polling industry” (excepting Kellyanne Conway), i.e., the reason why President-elect Donald Trump’s… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Reformation & Trinity 23

J. S. Bach’s cantata for the Festival of the Reformation via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Trinity 23 +VDMA

Sweet, Sweet Sacramental Ordination

The Lutheran Confessions want to irritate your latent Baptistic sensibilities: The adversaries understand priesthood not of the ministry of the Word and administering the Sacraments to others, but they understand it as referring to sacrifice; as though in the New… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity 21

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Trinity 21 via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Dr. Martin Luther’s Gospel Sermon for Trinity 21 1526 (Note from the Lenker… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Halberstadt & Brieg

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF // Previous Installments Halberstadt From the “Temple of Friendship” at the Gleimhaus in Halberstadt comes a portrait of Ernst Ludwig von Spiegel zum… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity 19

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Trinity 19 via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Trinity 19 Nota Bene: “Two Bombshell Sermons from… Continue Reading

The Church Fathers on Papal Supremacy: St. Jerome

Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew 16:18: An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster Jerome (A.D. c. 347 – 420) Jerome is the great biblical scholar of the Western Church of the patristics… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Michaelmas

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Michaelmas via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Portion of Dr. Martin Luther’s Sermon for Michaelmas From a discourse on good and evil angels,… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermons: Trinity 18

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Trinity 18 via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther for Trinity 18 Nota Bene: “Two Bombshell Sermons from… Continue Reading

Two Bombshell Sermons from Luther: Trinity 18 & 19

In two back-to-back sermons (well…back-to-back in terms of their sequence in the church year), Martin Luther takes up two highly related— and highly divisive— theological topics: in his 1537 Gospel sermon for Trinity 18, he preaches about Law & Gospel,… Continue Reading