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Author: Timothy Daub

The Apology to the Augsburg Confession

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2019
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I used to work for a major corporation, responding on their behalf to customers’ social media complaints. My job was to engage customers and resolve online conflicts. We had strict standards: Never respond in haste. Write precisely and clearly. Publish only words you can stand by. This was no mere business psychology. God says, “Do […] Read More

Life of Luther—1517 “Just leave me alone!”

Written by Timothy Daub | October, 2017
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparing for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we have presented a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther leading up to the posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. The series culminates in this month’s issue. A disgruntled child stomps away when angry. You decide to tackle projects alone […] Read More

Law First, Then Gospel

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2021
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WALTHER’S LAW AND GOSPEL One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and […] Read More

Luther’s Struggle with Erasmus—1525—

Written by Timothy Daub | April, 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. In the Reformation’s early days, many recognized the hypocrisy of the papacy, […] Read More

The Best Training

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2020
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BEST. JOB. EVER! Are you a young person pondering a career? Have you considered becoming a pastor or a Christian day school teacher? This twelve-part series is meant to coincide with the work of the President’s Committee on Partners in the Public Ministry (CPPM). Its aim is to help you think more deeply about the […] Read More

“Double Honor”

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2020
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The Christian farmer on his tractor is no less a minister of the Word than the pastor in the pulpit. The only difference is that the Gospel labor of tilling the earth is a little less obvious than preaching and teaching. Before a mixed crowd of souls from all sorts of occupations, our Lord declared, […] Read More

A Fundamental Difference

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2021
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WALTHER’S LAW AND GOSPEL One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and […] Read More

Wrestling with the Psalms: 1512-1513

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2017
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When Jacob feared a violent reunion with Esau, he took his struggle before God and wrestled with Him, demanding a blessing. God blessed him, but the ordeal left Jacob with a disjointed hip. Luther wrestled with God, too. Monastic life had proven the futility of outward works of penance. His trip to Rome had shown […] Read More

The Small Catechism

Written by Timothy Daub | April, 2019
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I know nothing about sports. But since many of my church members are sports fanatics, I have had to learn a few analogies. One such is the phrase “back to basics.” It means a return to fundamental exercises. The best way to prepare for the overwhelming stress of a tough challenge is to practice the elementary […] Read More

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Hecla, South Dakota

Written by Timothy Daub | September, 2021
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession If you don’t know where Hecla is, you’re not the only one. I’ve met people who live thirty miles from here who have no idea how to get to our little town of fewer than two hundred residents. I’m not sure […] Read More

From Recluse to Scholar: 1506-1507

Written by Timothy Daub | April, 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. The Apostle Paul commands us to “comfort each other and […] Read More

The Formula of Concord—Epitome

Written by Timothy Daub | October, 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. The devil deceived Eve in the most unassuming manner—a question: “Has God indeed said?” (Genesis 3:1) Throughout church history, Satan has continued to deceive […] Read More

Faith Alone Saves. Works Follow.

Written by Timothy Daub | October, 2021
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WALTHER’S LAW AND GOSPEL One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and […] Read More

Binary Code

Written by Timothy Daub | April, 2021
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WALTHER’S LAW AND GOSPEL One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and […] Read More

Junker Jörg

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 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. After the Diet of Worms, Martin Luther’s writings were banned, and many […] Read More

A Product You Can Stand Behind

Written by Timothy Daub | April, 2020
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BEST. JOB. EVER! Are you a young person pondering a career? Have you considered becoming a pastor or a Christian day school teacher? This twelve-part series is meant to coincide with the work of the President’s Committee on Partners in the Public Ministry (CPPM). Its aim is to help you think more deeply about the […] Read More

The Best Job Security

Written by Timothy Daub | October, 2020
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BEST. JOB. EVER! Are you a young person pondering a career? Have you considered becoming a pastor or a Christian day school teacher? This twelve-part series is meant to coincide with the work of the President’s Committee on Partners in the Public Ministry (CPPM). Its aim is to help you think more deeply about the […] Read More

Two Catechisms, and One Important Meeting —1529—

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 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. When a toddler writes on things, it is destructive. But when Martin […] Read More

The Apostles’ Creed

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 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 the Book of Concord. The series will survey the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions. Throughout the Bible, God provides His people with concise summaries of His truth to hold near and dear […] Read More

“You’ve Got to Believe”?

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2022
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One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and 1986 editions of the […] Read More