The Lutheran Difference: Historical Background

This entry is part 2 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

This entry is part 2 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference. So last week, I introduced the latest series to grace my blog, namely a series about what it means to be a Lutheran Christian. What is it that we believe, teach, and confess? How do we differ …

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The Lutheran Difference: The Light Bulb Moment

This entry is part 3 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

This entry is part 3 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference. Last week, we talked about the theological world that Martin Luther lived in. That’s important, because it helps explain why Martin did what he did and why he believed what he believed. But before we can really …

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The Lutheran Difference: Indulge Me for a Moment

This entry is part 4 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

This entry is part 4 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference. Last week, we talked about how Martin Luther had his “light bulb moment,” so to speak, when he was able to rediscover the Gospel. But that just begs a question: how did this translate into a moment …

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The Lutheran Difference: The Backlash

This entry is part 5 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

This entry is part 5 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference. Last week, we talked about Luther’s 95 Theses, and how they were intended only to start a scholarly debate over the efficacy of indulgences. I shared my belief that Luther wasn’t trying to start any trouble. He …

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The Lutheran Difference: Augsburg and Beyond

This entry is part 7 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

This entry is part 7 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference. Martin Luther probably would have been fine with just teaching and preaching God’s Word, continuing to explain the Gospel as he understood it, but he couldn’t really rest. And the reason why is because trouble was brewing …

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The Lutheran Difference: What’s the Source?

This entry is part 9 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

This entry is part 9 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference. So last week, we finished talking about Martin Luther. Hopefully it gave you a little window into who the man was. So now, we’re going to transition into what Lutherans actually teach. “But John,” you may be …

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