Author Archives: Wilhelm Weber

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Gottes Wort wirkt Tag und Nacht…

Als Dr. Martin Luther[1] an 19. Oktober 1512 zum Professor an der theologischen Fakultät der Wittenberger Universität „Leucorea“[2] promoviert wird, fängt seine exegetische Arbeit an der Bibel in allem Ernst und wirkmächtig an. Zeitlebens hat er dann das Alte und … Continue reading

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Luthers Vorrede auff den psalter (WA 10,1 S.94ff)

Den Psalter hat Luther zeitlebens studiert, gebetet und angewendet. In 1524 hat er ihn wieder als Teil des Alten Testaments in Deutsch übersetzt. Zu den jeweilig übersetzten Büchern hat der ehrwürdige Doktor dem Laien Vorreden geschrieben und darin einiges erklärt … Continue reading

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Not just one genius

What a nice welcome back to Wittenberg. The exhibition: “Nicht ein Genius allein” shows Dr. Martin Luther´s September Testament of 1522. It was prepared by the Reformationsgeschichtliche Forschungsbibliothek (Dr. Matthias Meinhardt) and the European Melanchthon-Academy, Bretten. It´s on show in … Continue reading

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St. Anthony preaches to the fishes

My father told me the story. It happend in Pella near Wartburg. Long time before I went to school there. Pastor Karl Meister was a grumpy old man, just as short as his temper. Never really got to grips with … Continue reading

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Life is a long list of meetings…

A lot can happen in a day. Sometimes that´s true for Wittenberg too. Luther´s wedding celebrations last weekend prove the point. Thousands filled our streets, eager to forget regulations of distancing and hungry for some serious party. Now, a few … Continue reading

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Tanks for the Ukraine

There´s a lot of grumbling about this war inflicted on the Ukraine. Lots of touchiness who’s right or wrong. Well, there´s no doubt in my mind that Putin is the aggressor and that far too many Russians are voluntarily goosestepping … Continue reading

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Luther on articles of faith…

I will here briefly recount these articles of the Christian faith to which everyone is above all things to pay attention and hold fast. The first is the law of God, which is to be preached so that one thereby … Continue reading

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We didn´t know!

News casts show Russians, who don´t know about the war in the Ukraine, nor the havoc wrecked by the Russian army as they target civilians, destroy cities, and even bomb nuclear plants. Seventy percent of all Russians are in favor … Continue reading

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Don´t trust in princes… (Psalm 146,3)

My friend asks me, why I quote my granny: “Don´t trust the Russians!” Well, it´s complicated. Trust grows. So does mistrust. The easy reasons are bad experiences with Russians as neighbors and rulers – during wars and after. You know, … Continue reading

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Oh, do listen up!

Looking forward to this Sunday. It is “Sexagesimae” – the second Sunday before Lent): Oh, that today You would listen as He speaks! Do not harden Your hearts. Hebrews 3,15 This blessed Sunday we are focused on the triune God´s … Continue reading

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