Luther’s Catholic Reformation

The early Lutherans were also diligent to keep the traditional practices and ceremonies of the church, as long as these did not conflict with the Gospel of grace.

Media & Culture

The Rev. David Rufner offers a commentary on media fear-mongering and how the timeless Word of God soothes the anxious mind.

Breaking Down the Church Year

Every festival season and each distinctive church celebration has a particular and specific focus on the works of Jesus in the salvation story of our lives.

What is a Lutheran?

A Lutheran is a person who believes, teaches and confesses the truths of God’s Word as they are summarized and confessed in the Book of Concord.

The Texts of the Lutheran Confessions

The Book of Concord contains documents in which Christians from the fourth to the 16th century A.D. explained what they believed and taught on the basis of the Holy Scriptures.

Book of Concord FAQs

A poll was taken of over 2,000 Lutheran pastors several years ago, asking them to list the questions they most frequently are asked about the Lutheran Confessions as contained in the Book of Concord. Here are the questions, in the order of frequency. Following the questions, answers are provided.

October 2013 Letters

Regarding the president of the LCMS’ letter of March 2013: Wow! What a pleasure to read the most beautiful and thoughtful dissertation on what marriage is and should be versus the contemporary views that you so succinctly summed up . . . Thank you, Pastor Harrison, for this amazing proclamation! Where are the others who

Shedding Some Light

There’s Medicine for That My sister is a kindergarten teacher in Kentucky. She sent me this text: “Best child quote of the day. After running around during recess, my student puts his hand on his belly and says, ‘I feel obnoxious!’” Kathryn GrittsSt. Louis, Mo.   Now Trending on TwitterWhen our four-year-old son, who is

August 2013 Letters

I am writing this letter to thank all of those involved with the publication of The Lutheran Witness. This magazine is full of relevant articles concerning very important issues and accurately addresses these issues from a biblical and confessional Lutheran approach. It is full of rich theology, which is attractive to a pre-seminary student like

June/July 2013 Letters

Thanks for the excellent quality of articles in Lutheran Witness lately. I really appreciate more solid Lutheran teaching and articles that may be used for study or further research for discussion groups. The tone is also more firm and allows us to take a certain amount of pride in our heritage and Confessions. Growing up

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