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Author: Norman Greve

The Nicene Creed

Written by Norman Greve | February, 2019
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They think they have identified it, submerged in the clear, shallow waters near the shores of Iznik Golu in modern Turkey. This ancient church was destroyed centuries ago by an earthquake that also caused the ground to sink into the lake. The ancient name of Iznik was Nicea. In this church the Council of Nicea […] Read More

Docetism

Written by Norman Greve | December, 2020
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ERROR’S ECHO In this series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and theology. On one occasion while in […] Read More

Luther on Trial—1518-1520

Written by Norman Greve | November, 2017
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The posting of the Ninety-Five Theses started a series of events which can only be described as a trial. Luther published and distributed the theses to many of his […] Read More

Life of Luther—1498-1503

Written by Norman Greve | February, 2017
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series will culminate in the October 2017 issue with an account of his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. When Luther reflected upon his life, he would speak of […] Read More

The Big Unveiling

Written by Norman Greve | January, 2020
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COVER STORY – Epiphany How often in our world of self-centered people don’t we hear promises of big things, soon to come. Coming soon, we are told, is the newest, greatest breakthrough in automotive excellence. Coming soon is the ground-breaking, sure-fire, Oscar-winning movie. But in the world of man, it sometimes happens that a big, […] Read More

The Smalcald Articles

Written by Norman Greve | August, 2019
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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of those confessional documents that make up the Book of Concord. From the beginning of his dispute with Rome, Luther had asked that a council be convened to weigh his arguments fairly on the basis […] Read More

Luther Reforms the Liturgy —1526—

Written by Norman Greve | May, 2018
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517. Luther was a fearless reformer who plunged ahead heedless of personal cost […] Read More

Life of Luther — The Final Years

Written by Norman Greve | November, 2018
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we have presented a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series concludes with this installment. Luther’s life was very busy, and he was often in the center of much activity. In the final years, his life fell into […] Read More

Adolf Hoenecke (1835-1908)

Written by Norman Greve | February, 2016
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AS WE APPROACH THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION, WE TAKE A BRIEF LOOK At THE LIVES OF INFLUENTIAL AND IMPORTANT LUTHERAN LEADERS AND THEOLOGIANS What would you expect from a child born to a religiously indifferent father, whose body—weakened by typhoid fever—made a military career impossible, who then chose the ministry only after being […] Read More

Carl Monrad “C. M.” Gullerud (1908-1995)

Written by Norman Greve | November, 2016
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As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of influential and important Lutheran leaders and theologians. Carl Monrad Gullerud was born into the Norwegian Synod in 1908. His father was a pastor in that synod, serving in Tracy, Minnesota; and when the majority agreed (in 1917) […] Read More

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Iron River, Michigan

Written by Norman Greve | August, 2017
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Stambaugh, Michigan, began as a mining town. Iron was discovered in 1851, but since the region was so remote, exploration did not begin in earnest until the 1870’s, and the first mine was opened in 1880. Soon there was a rush of activity, and numerous mines were in operation by 1910. The earliest mines were […] Read More

Nestorianism

Written by Norman Greve | March, 2021
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ERROR’S ECHO In this series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and theology. Nestorius was born in the […] Read More

Luther Finds the Pearl of Great Price 1514-1515

Written by Norman Greve | August, 2017
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series will culminate in the October 2017 issue with an account of his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. Luther struggled mightily to find peace with God and certainty […] Read More

Heresy Hunters

Written by Norman Greve | September, 2021
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ERROR’S ECHO In this series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and theology. In the Error’s Echo series, […] Read More

The Large Catechism

Written by Norman Greve | May, 2019
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Imagine for a moment—people are looking to you to establish order in all the churches of your entire state and those in three or four nearby states also! Where would you even start? How would you begin? Luther found himself in that very situation as the Reformation started to take hold. It is almost impossible […] Read More

Marcionism

Written by Norman Greve | September, 2020
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ERROR’S ECHO In this new series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and theology. When Marcion arrived in […] Read More

Unrest in Church and State 1524-1525

Written by Norman Greve | February, 2018
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517. Carlstadt Luther often had reason to be disappointed with those who were […] Read More

John Schaller (1859-1920)

Written by Norman Greve | November, 2015
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When Wilhelm Loehe, a mission-minded German pastor and church leader, heard from America of an urgent need for pastors to lead the many emigrants who had come there, he publicized that need, then approached several pastors about moving to America. Loehe even helped establish an emergency seminary to quickly supply the need. One of those […] Read More

The Formula of Concord, Thorough Declaration

Written by Norman Greve | November, 2019
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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we have presented a brief overview of those confessional documents that make up the Book of Concord. This is the last article in the series. When Will Durant sought a title for the volume of his magnificent eleven-volume The Story of […] Read More

J.P. Meyer, 1873-1964

Written by Norman Greve | August, 2016
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The white-haired man was easily recognized by all as he took his regular walk to the post office in his dark suit and tie, for he seldom wore an overcoat or hat even in the Wisconsin winters. Who was this hardy gentleman? His parents had named him John Peter Carl Meyer, but he often went […] Read More