Category Archives: Martin Luther and the Reformation

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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Jesus thirsts (4th Lenten service)

The 4th Lenten Service is coming up. We´re following the propers of the local lectionary. The Introit starts us off with the 4th penitential Psalm: “For the music director, a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him … Continue reading

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Living as God´s people

To Jordan came our Lord, the Christ,To do God’s pleasure willing,And there was by St. John baptized,All righteousness fulfilling;There did He consecrate a bathTo wash away transgression,And quench the bitterness of deathBy His own blood and passion,He would a new … Continue reading

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Mourning in lonely exile here… (LSB 357)

Yes, that´s how it goes. Crying out for some rain and then when it arrives – as the clock strikes four (16h00) – it´s just so inconvenient. I´m out on my bicycle for some exercise before it´s too dark. Repeatedly … Continue reading

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“Judensau”: Polemical challenge

Luther and the Jews. That´s a mouthful. Thomas Kaufmann has said, what is to be said and the recent publication on the “Wittenberger Sau” gives an update on the present controversy. It´s causing waves even across the Atlantic as Nathaniel … Continue reading

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It´s Luther´s birthday and time to get the goose going…

Today´s Luther´s 537th birthday and tomorrow is the Holiday of St. Martin (Bishop of Tours). That´s the day little Luder (ne Luther!) was baptized and christened with that name in St. Peter and Paul. Many Germans celebrate this holiday with … Continue reading

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God will send the prophet You want (Dt.18,16)

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy 18 verse 16: “Just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb” – translated by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 180-182: We read nothing about any … Continue reading

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Jesus grants, what Moses demands… (ML on Dt.18,15)

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy 18 verse 15: “The Lord Your God will raise up for You a prophet like me from among You, from Your brethren – Him You shall heed” – translated by Richard R. … Continue reading

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Life and works of God´s people governed by the sure Word of God

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this brief introduction in chapter 18 – translated by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages 174ff: He closes off his introduction with the careful and yet insightful comments … Continue reading

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Yes, if faith & Word perish, no love & good works will stay.

Dr. Martin Luther continues his commentary on Deuteronomy with this summary of chapter 14 – and it´s good reading about tithes, taxes and such laws and bylaws in this translation by Richard R. Caemmerer in Luther´s Works Volume 9, pages … Continue reading

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