Category Archives: Lutheran World

Reading, learning, suffering God´s Word

In his preface to the Wittenberg edition of his German writings of 1539 Dr. Martin Luther shows God´s means of forming faithful followers through His Holy Word. Luther refers us to King David´s deep Psalm 119. It´s the way God … Continue reading

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Search the Scriptures… (John 5,39)

Dr. Martin Luther´s preface to the Old Testament Luther´s Works Vol.35 from Page 235 onwards translated by Charles M. Jacobs and revised by E. Theodore Bachmann. Luther writes: “There are some who have little regard for the Old Testament. They … Continue reading

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Jesus, priceless treasure…

In the mornings I read from Dobberstein´s Anthology – just two pages most days. It´s like sitting at breakfast with my father-in-law back in old Wittenberg and discussing our wonderful work and most gracious calling. Obviously, some days are more … Continue reading

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Missiological formation in seminary education in South Africa

St. Paul was probably the missionary par excellence. Winfred Boniface did quite a magnificent job of missionizing the Germans. Hudson Taylor in China could be quite relevant as a missionary to the Far East too. However all three did not … Continue reading

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Luther´s rulers in electoral Saxony

In Luther´s time, democracy was far off. Germany was at best a vague idea and not even the language was anywhere near to being uniform in the various landscapes north of the Alps. He was always a citizen of electoral … Continue reading

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Ask and it will be given to You +

Some days just start off better than others – and what a great start to this 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate) it has been. Good news from the top Lutheran Seminary in the World (CS St.Louis) and they´re just going … Continue reading

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Freuet euch der schönen Erde…

Ein herrlicher Morgen im Wittenberger Land. Die Sonne erstrahlt mit Macht. Sie will wohl den Winter austreiben und den Sommer locken. Auf der Wetterkarte schien es als wäre Moskau schon da und auch sonst scheint nicht viel Regen in petto … Continue reading

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Griechische Bibeln nach Tansania

Gestern bekam ich von Heinrich Harms die gute Nachricht, dass fünfunddreißig Kopien des Neuen Testamentes in Griechisch für das kl. Seminar in Kidugala (Tansania) an die Empfänger im alten deutschen Ost-Afrika abgefertigt worden sind. Darum nun ein herzlicher Dank an die Senioren … Continue reading

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Daily bread and more…

In times, when people are not just worried about daily bread, but so much more about toilet paper for the next decade, it´s opportune to listen to Dr. Martin Luther explaining the basic question:  What is meant by daily bread? … Continue reading

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How to understand Luther

Dr. Joachim Mörlin asks: “How to read the books and pamphlets of the dear and blessed man of God Dr. Martin Luther beneficially.” [1] Back in 1585 he answers this rhetorical question: Firstly, note, that Luther has three marked advantages … Continue reading

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