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

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

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF Introduction By way of introduction to the subject, a quotation by Walter Lotz (Das hochzeitliche Kleid, Kassel 1949): On March 20,… Continue Reading

New Translation Feature: Historical Pictures of the Evangelical-Lutheran Divine Service

If you’ve been at all a patron of the Golden Age of Lutheran Blogs, at some point during the late GALB (more fun if you say it rather than spell it out) you may have come across the Historische Bilder zum Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gottesdienst: Eine Dokumentation (English:… Continue Reading

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

Historical Pictures of the Ev.-Luth. Divine Service A Documentation by Helmut Schatz English translation by Matthew Carver Original PDF Chapter 1: Ansbach The Ansbach city pastor and consistorial councilor Johann Wilhelm von der Lith (1678–1733) mentions in the aforementioned work,… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity 1

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Trinity 1, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  A Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther for The First Sunday after Trinity (Trinity 1) Gospel Sermon (June 22, 1522) Text: Luke 16:19-31 Now there was a certain… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Trinity Sunday

Beginning with this Sunday, I will be posting two sermons by Luther each week: one Gospel sermon, one Epistle sermon. In response to a reader request I will also include the year when each sermon was preached. By way of… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Pentecost (Whitsunday)

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Pentecost, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  A Gospel Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther, for Pentecost: Text: John 14:23-31 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my Word: and… Continue Reading

Luther Sermon: Exaudi

An Epistle Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther, for Exaudi Sunday: Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer: above all things being fervent in your… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Ascension Day

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Ascension Day, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  A Gospel Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther, for Ascension Day: Text: Mark 16:14-20: And afterward he was manifested unto the eleven themselves as they sat at meat;… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Rogate

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Rogate, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  Martin Luther’s Gospel Sermon for Rogate: Text: John 16:23-30: And in that day ye shall ask me no question. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If ye shall… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Cantate

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Cantate, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  Martin Luther’s Epistle Sermon for Cantate: Christ’s Kingdom and the Convicting and Teaching Office of the Holy Spirit   A. This Sermon of Consolation in General 1. The… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Jubilate

J. S. Bach’s cantata for Jubilate, via Sunday Cantata | Lutheran Radio UK:  Martin Luther’s Epistle Sermon for Jubilate: Text: 1 Peter 2:11-20 Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;… Continue Reading

Bach Cantata/Luther Sermon: Misericordias Domini

If you don’t yet listen to the Rev’d Tapani Simojoki’s excellent Sunday Cantata podcast over at Lutheran Radio UK, today’s the Sunday to start…because today is the Sunday I start mirroring it on my site. From the podcast page: [Sunday… Continue Reading

“Harris and the Mare” – Stan Rogers and Manly Virtue

“Harris and the Mare,” by Stan Rogers Between the Breaks…Live!  (1979, Fogarty’s Cove Music) Harris, my old friend, good to see your face again More welcome, though, yon trap and that old mare For the wife is in a swoon, and I… Continue Reading

“In principio erat verbum” — Phonocentricity in Christian Art

HT: the Rev’d Sem. Stefan M. Gramenz   “According to St. Augustine, God ‘spoke’ the universe during the Creation, part of a strong phonocentric bias through which commentators expressed the force of the Logos in human society. This is nowhere… Continue Reading

Partim vs. Simul? Martin Luther: “We are partly sinners and partly righteous.”

I am currently in the protonic stages of a commentary on Luther’s commentary. My running thesis (to let a cat out of my bag of cats) is that Martin Luther’s doctrine of man (and, by extension, that of the Lutheran… Continue Reading

John Jeremiah Sullivan: “Christian rock is a musical genre…that has excellence-proofed itself.”

Wikimusic Frank Hart 09-26-13 from FiveTwo on Vimeo. Quoting John Jeremiah Sullivan; starting in medias res… For their encore, Jars of Clay did a cover of U2’s “All I Want Is You.” It was bluesy. That’s the last thing I’ll… Continue Reading

January Zero: “The Long Radio Silence”

+          +          + I’m genuinely excited to promote “The Long Radio Silence”, the debut album by Wilmington-based indie-folk outfit January Zero. I have a personal connection with said outfit, so my recommendation is doubtlessly tainted by either nepotism… Continue Reading