The Priesthood of ALL the Baptized

The Priesthood of ALL the Baptized1 By Luther Engelbrecht2             As the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod struggles with proposals with regard to its corporate structure, there is a bigger challenge confronting the church body. This is the need for a deeper understanding and more effective response to God’s will and way regarding “who” we are and…
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Martin Marty’s Martin Luther (Review Article)

By Stephen Krueger Martin Marty sets out on an enormous enterprise in his new biography of Martin Luther as anyone who has seen the recent “Luther” movie can attest. How does one do a satisfactory biography of Luther within the space allotted? The movie, “Luther,” was roundly criticized, among other things, for its patchy coverage…
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Holy Scripture in the Thought of Martin Luther

By Matthew Becker The most controversial issues in the last half millennium of Christian theology surround the Christian Bible.  Of course the major division that began in western Christendom in the 16th Century was largely the result of disagreements over scriptural authority and interpretation vis-à-vis church doctrine and practice; yet even among the church bodies that adhere…
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