Coronavirus Lutheran Witness Articles

The Failure of the Idol of Science

In 1755, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, on All Saints’ Day, terrorizing the city of 250,000. Churches were full when the first tremor struck. Many perished in collapsing churches.

Give us a blessed end

We do not often think of a funeral as the best time for reflection on the Small Catechism. However, when I conducted my first funeral as a young pastor, I was struck by just how appropriate Luther’s explanation to the Seventh Petition of the Lord’s Prayer was for just such an occasion. I not only incorporated it into my first funeral sermon but also led the congregation in a recitation of it then and at every subsequent funeral service.

Christ’s Care in Coronavirus

Thoughts from the midst of the virus by Derek Lecakes Life has changed. We have all been forced to adapt. On March 1, 2020, the first case of the novel coronavirus hit New York. No one could have imagined the…

Read Luther’s letter about plague

Download and read Luther’s letter about the deadly plague.

When one can’t flee the plague

Christ’s death paid the price for your sins so that even though you “patiently await” physical death, you wait with the hope of the resurrection.