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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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Just another morning in Advent

Got a letter from the superintendent asking for a police clearance certificate (Führungszeugnis). So, I got out of the den – and surprise, surprise – the earth is turning, all the world´s on the move and life is going on … Continue reading

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Another day in summer

Good morning in Wittenberg. Spectacular sunrise – and that early in the morning at 4h54. The fiery sky promises changing weather: “Red in the morn is the shepherd´s warn!” Nothing surprising if You bargain with “Schafskälte” – a meteorological phenomenon … Continue reading

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The summons of death comes to all of us…

Luther´s return from the Wartburg was risky business, but the theological doctor, pastor and professor foresaw worse if he´d remain hidden in exile and not address the serious issues in Wittenberg, but let the riot run loose. In Wittenberg things … Continue reading

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Dreams and visions encouraged by John 15:7-8

What a promising morning in Wittenberg! Clouds are heavy with rain. At least, that´s how I read their color. The forecast is very positive too. That´s a good start to the week – especially after yesterday´s delightful Sunday “Jubilate” – … 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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Working in the Lord´s vineyard…

Professor Paul Eber´s children hired Lucas Cranach the Younger to paint an epitaph for their father in 1569. The artist uses the association of the name “Boar” to make the connection to Psalm 80 verses 12-16, which Pope Leo X … Continue reading

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+ Frohe Weihnachten + ein gesegnetes neues Jahr 2020 +

Kommt und lasst uns Christus ehren, Herz und Sinnen zu ihm kehren; singet fröhlich, lasst euch hören, wertes Volk der Christenheit. Sünd und Hölle mag sich grämen, Tod und Teufel mag sich schämen; wir, die unser Heil annehmen, werfen allen … Continue reading

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Most joyful Holiday of the Lutheran Reformation

That was my best Reformation festival in Wittenberg so far. It´s just getting better all along. What a rich heritage we have and great that the Saxony-Anhalt people celebrate it with a special holiday too. From early in the morning, … Continue reading

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Chasing boar and taking care of the Lord´s vineyard

Some 500 years ago – Pope Leo X – was chasing wild boars. In the spectacular Luther film (2003) we see the roman bishop chasing wildly through the Italian forests – trying to catch up with his hounds and to … Continue reading

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