The Lutheran Difference: Augsburg and Beyond

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 for the Holy Roman Empire. A threat was looming on the horizon, and…

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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.

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 and movement that created shockwaves through so much of the world? Well, it…

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The Lutheran Difference: The Light Bulb Moment

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 get to what you might call his “light bulb moment,” we have to…

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The Lutheran Difference: Historical Background

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 from other Christians? I’m hoping this will be an interesting and enlightening experience…

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