- Filename: lutheran-service-book.
- ISBN: 0758612257
- Release Date: 2007
- Number of pages: 708
Commissioned in 1993, this translation of The Book of Concord brings a new generation of scholarship and sensitivities to bear on the foundational texts of Lutheran identity. The fifth English translation since 1851, this edition succeeds that edited by Theodore Tappert published in 1959 by Muhlenburg Press. A review of the text in light of a mountain of new scholarship and other factors dictated the new translation and apparatus, including changes in the English language over the past forty years, differences in the training and preparation of seminarians and pastors, limitations in the introductions and annotations to the various parts of the book, new knowledge of the history and theology of these very documents, and the occasional error in Tappert's translation. Kolb and Wengert's team of leading Reformation historians was augmented by consultation with one hundred other scholars and teachers who use The Book of Concord continually, and two other teams of scholars who have reviewed the translations. In coming years, two volumes of related documents will follow. Benefits of this new translation: Expanded introductions and annotations offer richer historical context New translation aims at accessible but accurate translation Format is easier to read and use Leading American scholars have been involved or consulted
- Continues the tradition establshed by J. H. C. Fritz and C. F. W. Walther of fine works on practical ministry - Shows pastors how to carry out ministry on the basis of confessionally Lutheran theological principles - Stories and personal experience lend immediacy to the discussion - Unique in its presentation and content
An Explanation and Comparison of Christian Beliefs Reformation Anniversary Edition Revised in honor of the Reformation's 500th anniversary, this essential volume explores the biblical foundation of Lutheran teaching and offers comparison with major Christian denominations and other worldviews.
Lutheranism 101: The Course works closely with Lutheranism 101 to take the reader deeper into the teaching, doctrine, or practice being presented. Sometimes that means digging into the text of Lutheranism 101 and exploring connections that are being made. Other times it means working with Scripture or some of the primary Lutheran resources for doctrine and practice.
Why are you Lutheran? It's a valid question in this modern age of denominations, distinctions, and choices.
In a small college town where things dont change; at least not often and certainly not easily. Once a reputation is earned or a routine is established, it sticks. No one steps out of a comfort zone or into the fray. That is certainly true at Zion Lutheran Church, where things are predictable and comfortable. That is until Zions new young pastor hires a new choir director and sets in motion a chain of events that changes everything. The crusty church secretary, Mrs. Scheinberg (everyone knows shes the one whos really in charge), must learn to adjust. The talented but difficult organist, Evan Ebner, must face reality. And the new girl in town, Emily Duke, must come to terms with her past. Even Pastor Michael Fletcher has his own world shaken up by the baggage Emily brings with her and by the handsome Zachary Brandt who pursues her.
'What is your purpose in life?' Do you know where to begin in answering this question? If you are searching for a deeper purpose in your life, "Not for This Life Only" will give you solid biblical truths to help you discover God's plan for you. This insightful study will establish a firm biblical foundation as you prayerfully seek God's calling for your life. Through all of the circumstances of life, God is seeking to help us grow into Christ's example of sacrificial love. As a topic that can conjure up confusion, discover that God is not silent when it comes to the life he has called you to live. Irvin Stapf weaves together common concerns such as purpose, family, suffering, and making mistakes and points them toward the focus and purpose in your life. Now is the time to start finding the answer to the question, 'What is your purpose in life?' Irvin Stapf has been an ordained Lutheran pastor for thirty-seven years and is the regional pastor for the eastern region of the American Association of Lutheran Churches. Irvin, and his wife, Audrey, have been married for forty-two years and have five children. They currently reside in Mount Airy, Maryland.
Background on the development of Lutheran Book of Worship and its suggested usage.