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[April 25, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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This article reflects on the section of Luther’s Small Catechism dealing with the Creed. Read the relevant portion online in contemporary English here.
We All Believe in One True God
by Edward G. Kettner
When Luther outlined the order of the catechism, he noted that first we need to see what God would have us do and leave undone. Then we need to see what provision God has made for us because we have not done or have left undone what God says we should. The commandments clearly give us instruction for our …


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[March 22, 2017 | One Comment | ]
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ONLINE – Recognizing that many people are not able to travel to visit Reformation museums and displays in 2017, four German museum organizations along with three American partners have worked together to produce a free Reformation-themed exhibition that anyone can download and print for free—or, alternately, view online.
The exhibition “#HereIStand: Martin Luther, the Reformation and its Results” is a modular poster exhibition, meaning interested parties can print and display anywhere from 9 to 30 posters reflecting on the Reformation and its impact for today (posters are 84.1 x 59.4 cms …


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[March 15, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Reformation anniversary banners.

 
CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) is pleased to make available two banner patterns in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The first banner was designed by Kelly Klages. It shows Luther’s Rose, growing from the roots of the Reformation, while a cross stands in the background. Luther’s Rose was Martin Luther’s personal seal, and is widely recognized as a symbol for Lutheranism more generally. Its colours and symbols portray the doctrine of salvation by faith in Christ.
The second banner was designed by Barbara Kuehn, based on a concept by …


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[March 14, 2017 | No Comment | ]
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This article reflects on the section of Luther’s Small Catechism dealing with the Ten Commandments. Read the relevant portion online in contemporary English here.
Why the Law Matters
by Edward G. Kettner
Not long after Luther rediscovered the Gospel of free grace, he realized how terribly ignorant both the people and the clergy were of the basics of the Christian faith. Beginning already in 1518, Luther preached frequently on the basics of faith. After conducting a visitation of congregations in Saxony in 1527 and 1528, Luther lamented this lack of knowledge and determined …


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[March 10, 2017 | No Comment | ]
Padraic Delany stars as reformer Martin Luther in Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World. (Image: Courtesy Boettcher+Trinklein Inc.)

CANADA – The radical events, compelling personalities, and exciting drama of the Reformation are brought to life in Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World. This new full-length documentary features thrilling reenactments of the sixteenth-century events with commentary from leading church-history experts. The film, which was sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, is now available to schedule for a showing in your community.

The film features narration by Hugh Bonneville, best known for his acting on Downton Abbey. Pádraic Delaney, known for his work on television series The Tudors and …


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[March 2, 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
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EDMONTON – Grammy-award-winning musician David Ellefson of Megadeth will give a lecture entitled “From Megadeth to Megalife” at Concordia University of Edmonton on March 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m..
In addition to being a long-standing member of the band Megadeth, Ellefson has also studied at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, and is the founder of MEGA Life ministries, a satellite of Shepherd of the Desert Church (a member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) in Scotsdale, Arizona.
Ellefson’s lecture will present Martin Luther’s view on music in a Law and Gospel oriented …


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