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

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