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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 »The Apology to the Augsburg Confession 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 »Life of Luther—1517 “Just leave me alone!” Read More

Let the Gospel Predominate!

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2023
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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. This article concludes our series on Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel. “Thesis XXV– In the twenty-first place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when… Read More »Let the Gospel Predominate! 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 »Law First, Then Gospel 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 »Luther’s Struggle with Erasmus—1525— 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 »The Best Training 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 »“Double Honor” 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 »A Fundamental Difference 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 »Wrestling with the Psalms: 1512-1513 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 »The Small Catechism 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 »Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Hecla, South Dakota 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 »From Recluse to Scholar: 1506-1507 Read More

Announcements

Written by Timothy Daub | September, 2022
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Installation. In accord with our usage and order, Kendra Rodebaugh, who was called by Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Spokane Valley, Washington, to be its lower grades teacher, was installed on July 17, 2022. Preaching for the service was Pastor David Naumann. —Pastor Wayne Eichstadt Installation. In accord with our usage and order, Claire Abbas (center),… Read More »Announcements 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 »The Formula of Concord—Epitome 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 »Faith Alone Saves. Works Follow. 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 »Binary Code 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 »Junker Jörg 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 »A Product You Can Stand Behind 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 »The Best Job Security 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 »Two Catechisms, and One Important Meeting —1529— Read More

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