Reformation 2017

Reformation Relevance: Preaching on the preaching of John the Baptizer

This is the final entry in the 2017 “Reformation Relevance” series.

Commission on Theology and Church Relations prepares Bible studies on doctrine of justification

The first of the Bible studies, “Justifying Christmas,” will be available in mid-November.

‘The word did everything’

Excerpted from Luther’s Works, “The Second Sermon, March 10, 1522, Monday after Invocavit.”

Luther film to air on PBS Sept. 12

Congregations still may arrange screenings of “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” at local theaters.

CHI exhibit features books, coins from Luther’s time

An exhibit at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis features rare books and coins from the time of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Exhibit of Reformation-era books coming to Concordia, Chicago

The exhibit at Concordia University Chicago featuring 35 items from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries opens Oct. 8.

Oct. 30 ‘Interdenominational Conversation’ to address tough Reformation questions

The Concordia University Chicago event will feature a panel with Cardinal Blase Cupich, left, of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken, right, of Wheaton College, as well as LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.

Follow in Luther’s footsteps with new Reformation resources

Three new resources complement those that are already available to help congregations, groups and individuals celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this fall.

Reformation Relevance: Good works flow from forgiveness

Martin Luther’s emphasis on the biblical Gospel of free forgiveness through faith in Christ, apart from works, is presented in his 1520 “Treatise on Good Works.”

Concordia Seminary releases book on Luther’s writings

“The Way of Concord: From Historic Text to Contemporary Witness” by the Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb, at right, is intended to deepen understanding of “The Book of Concord.”

Celebrating the Reformation’s 500th across the Synod

Here’s a list of events planned by LCMS congregations, districts and schools to celebrate the special observance.

Reformation Relevance: Jesus sweetens even death

Read how a Christian’s death “is the beginning of life” in this excerpt from Martin Luther’s “Fourteen Consolations” of 1520.

Reformation Relevance: How to study theology

In the preface to his published German writings, Martin Luther explains why people should concentrate especially on reading the Bible.

Reformation 2017: What’s at Stake? The Same Thing as Always

The article upon which the Church stands or falls is the doctrine of justification. It is the chief article of Christian doctrine.

Reformation Relevance: ‘Merely a sleep’

An excerpt from a sermon by Martin Luther emphasizes how central the resurrection of Christ is for faith and for the comfort of all Christians.

New from CPH: ‘Lutheranism 101 — All About Jesus’

The new book is the seventh in Concordia Publishing House’s “Lutheranism 101” series and is on sale through March 27.