John T. Pless

When Prayer Goes Wrong

Politicians find it expedient to give an occasional nod to God, whoever or whatever they conceive the deity to be.

How Does Faith Give Freedom?

In this next section of The Freedom of a Christian, Luther unpacks his assertion that faith alone justifies the sinner before God.

A Tract on Life in Christ

In “The Freedom of a Christian,” Luther lays out the central Reformation assertion that faith in Christ and not works of the law justifies sinful human beings in the sight of God.

An Anniversary Celebration to Decline

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the decision by two predecessor bodies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to ordain women into the pastoral office.

Herman Sasse: Courage for Confession

Sasse was a faithful witness to the cross of Christ in his teaching and writing but also in a life that brought him into conflict and suffering on account of the Gospel.

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