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

Pope St. Gregory the Great Against the Papacy

Pope St. Gregory the Great (590 – 604 A.D) In case you needed another reason to love St. Gregory the Great, here’s one: he would have found the fully-developed doctrine of papal supremacy repugnant— that little doctrine we’re all supposed to… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Berlin (Spandau)

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF Chapter 3: Berlin (Spandau) (Previous installments) St. Nikolai Kirche Theme: “Elector Joachim II joins the Reformation on Nov. 1, 1539, in… Continue Reading

TRANSLATED: Francis Pieper’s footnotes on the Perpetual Virginity of Mary

Here ’tis, Herr Carver’s long-awaited translation of Francis Pieper’s German footnotes on the perpetual virginity of Mary, the Mother of Our Lord, from Dogmatik Vol. II, p. 366ff (available for free as a Google eBook here). As it turns out,… Continue Reading

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service: Berlin (Wilmersdorf)

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF Chapter 2: Berlin (Wilmersdorf) (Previous installments) Karl Ludwig Julius Rosenfelder, (1817–1881) “Lesser Hochmeister Painting” Hochmeisterkirche Photo: Reinhold George, fig. 6 For… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity 11

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Trinity 11, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  » Subscribe to Sunday Cantata – Rebroadcast on iTunes // Feedburner (for RSS/podcatching apps) A Gospel Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther for Trinity 11 (1522) Text: Luke… Continue Reading

Kurt Marquart: Clarifications on Objective Justification (1998)

Trawled from the now-kaput blog of the Rev’d Paul T. McCain. McCain writes: From time to time, I hear that there are still some Lutherans who are very confused about the doctrine of justification, specifically the aspect of it known… Continue Reading

Pastor David Petersen on the Spirit of Ahaz in the Church-Growth Movement

From an Issues, Etc. interview with Pastor Petersen, “Looking Forward to Feasts and Festivals: The Annunciation (1 Year Lectionary) – Pr. David Petersen, 3/31/16”; commenting on the Old Testament pericope, Isaiah 7:10-14: “The spirit of Ahaz is sort of what… Continue Reading

Gnosticism, Antinomianism, and Reformation Theology: Reflections on the Costs of a Construal

This article originally appeared in Vol. II, No. 1 of Pro Ecclesia, a journal of theology published by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. It is featured here at Pseudepigraphus by arrangement with Rowman & Littlefield. All rights reserved. No part of… Continue Reading