Category Archives: Lutheran World

Job 23: Looking for justification…

Oswald Bayer makes a point of illustrating man´s common pursuit for justification in our time. He goes a long way to prove, that that is a general and practically universal human endeavor, despite others pushing the agenda, that this sort … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther: A Sermon on Preparing to Die (1519)

Translated by Martin H. Bertram Introduction Early in May, 1519, Luther’s friend George Spalatin forwarded to him the request of a certain Mark Schart that the Reformer give him some help in dealing with distressing thoughts about death. At the … Continue reading

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On our way – Quasimodogeniti

Well, that first Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti) was special. Celbrating Friederike´s birthday, going to church in St. Magdalena (Halle) and visiting Eisleben/Mansfeld afterwards. It was a good day to consider the brevity of life and the great blessings of Holy … Continue reading

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Visit Lutherstadt Wittenberg and stay at the Old Latin School!

Where to stay? Old Latin School provides comfortable accommodation in the middle of town. There are single and double rooms, but also an apartment – if you need a bit more space and privacy to work or just relax and … Continue reading

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Invocavit: Luther contra iconoclasts

The iconoclasts – radical reformers under the raving extremism of Dr.Andreas Karlstadt – were throwing out the baby with the bath water. Trying to introduce the precious gospel of our Lord, they went overboard and started to attack art work, … Continue reading

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Hey, look: We´re celebrating “Thanksgiving” too!

It´s good to have friends and family – even at church, you know. And hey, at the Old Latin School we´ve got plenty of both. Faithful friends and loving family spread all over the world – but especially here in … Continue reading

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Sharing God´s treasures!

Another day at the Old Latin School. It´s raining today. That hasn´t happened for most of this summer. So, we´re thrilled and hoping for more! The passing summer rains, which Dr. Martin Luther uses to describe the moving church with … Continue reading

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Luther´s birthday and christening 1483

535 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther was born as the eldest child of the wedded couple Hans Luder (1459-1530) and his wife Margarethe born Lindemann (1459-1531) in Eisleben[1]. The 10thNovember was a Saturday. The very next day – Sunday … Continue reading

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Nun freut Euch lieben Christen gmein…

Die Sache war lange im Kommen. Doch dann ging es ganz schnell. Schlag auf Schlag. Rückblickend äußerst Dr. Martin Luther sein Erstaunen darüber, wie der lebendige Gott sein Evangelium in Windeseile über Europa verbreitete, obwohl er selbst doch nur im … Continue reading

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Reformationsfest 2018

  Tagesspruch aus 1.Kor.3:11 Einen andern Grund kann niemand legen außer dem, der gelegt ist, welcher ist Jesus Christus. Introitus: Psalm 46 Gott ist unsre Zuversicht und Stärke, eine Hilfe in den großen Nöten, die uns getroffen haben. Darum fürchten … Continue reading

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