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Luther Preached the Law Diversely

This series of articles is adapted from my recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary entitled How Did Luther Preach?: A Plea for Gospel-Dominated Preaching. My contention is that Martin Luther’s preaching of imperatives in Scripture is vastly underrated. Contrary … Continue reading

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Luther Preached the Law Frequently

This series of articles is adapted from my recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary entitled How Did Luther Preach?: A Plea for Gospel-Dominated Preaching. My contention is that Martin Luther’s preaching of imperatives in Scripture is vastly underrated. Contrary … Continue reading

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Luther Preached Discerningly

Martin Luther Mondays are back! Don’t everybody celebrate at once. After a brief hiatus to accommodate our home renovations and recent move, it’s time to get back to writing. This series of articles is adapted from my recent lecture presented … Continue reading

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Luther Preached Forcefully

Martin Luther was known for many things, but his desire was to be know as a preacher of God’s Word. But how did Luther preach? This series of articles is adapted from a recent lecture presented at Concordia Theological Seminary … Continue reading

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Luther Preached Textually

In January, I was invited to speak at the 40th Annual Symposium of the Lutheran Confessions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Over the next few weeks I’ll share a few excerpts from my lecture: How Did Luther … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Martin Luther

For the past few months we’ve been exploring the life and legacy of Martin Luther. One of the most common objections coming from Christians who are first developing an appreciation for the Reformer has to do with the dark side … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and Donald Trump

You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the surprising results of last week’s presidential election. Defying nearly every prediction and projection, Donald J. Trump was voted the 45th president of the United States. After a bitter election … Continue reading

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Let the Word Do the Work

Whether you’re a Sunday School teacher, a deacon, a pastor, or involved in some other ministry, it’s not uncommon to see God work through you. But how do you respond when you begin to see the evidences of God working … Continue reading

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Happy Reformation Day!

499 years ago today God used a monk with a mallet to turn the world upside down. If you’re not familiar with the story of Martin Luther, let me suggest a few resources that might help you grow in your … Continue reading

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The Bilingual Spirit: Law, Gospel, & the Sermon

For the past few weeks we’ve been learning about preaching from one of history’s most influential preachers. We began by presenting a definition of preaching that summarized the Reformer’s views on the subject: Preaching is God’s Spirit speaking through God’s … Continue reading

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