The ministry of healing

Thank you for Chaplain Schroeder’s “Lifeline” story, “They Will Place Their Hands on Sick People,” in the May Lutheran Witness. Jesus commissioned His followers to preach, teach, and heal. While Luther valued all three Gospel outreaches, the LCMS often seems ambivalent about Jesus’ ministry of healing.

If, after reading Chaplain Schroeder’s article, some would like to take an in-depth look at this aspect of the Gospel, obtain Dr. Garth Ludwig’s Order Restored—a Biblical Interpretation of Health, Medicine, and Healing (St. Louis: Concordia Academic Press, 1999). Dr. Ludwig served the LCMS as a parish pastor and on the faculty of Concordia University Irvine.

James D. Wright
Lake Havasu City, Ariz.


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