Indulgences were really from the pope. He was fund-raising for a building program. The solas teach us that we are saved by grace alone, by faith alone, as revealed in Scripture alone.
“As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs.” Indulgences led to the posting of the 95 Theses. Christ alone sets the soul free.
Eighteen of the 12 Apostles are buried in Germany? What are relics? Why did people view them and why was Luther against them? Was there any relic Luther treasured?
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.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. Find out more about the city at Luther’s time and how Luther grew into a biblical scholar.
Three new resources complement those that are already available to help congregations, groups and individuals celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this fall.
Let us rediscover the heart and soul of the Reformation–the great hymns of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The new book is the seventh in Concordia Publishing House’s “Lutheranism 101” series and is on sale through March 27.
Luther’s understanding of the Gospel and of faith was still developing, but his peculiar gift for getting at the heart of things was already evident.
LCMS college students explore the intersection of faith and society at the Jan. 4-6 “Liberty” conference.
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an excellent opportunity for congregations to proclaim the Gospel in their communities.
The church of Luther’s time had belittled families and “normal life.” Luther exalted them.
About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.
Included are articles explaining what it means to believe in faith alone, grace alone, Scripture alone and Christ alone.