Standing at Your Post

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts. –2 Peter 1:19 The cure for self-conceit (like every sickness) is

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We Remember Martin of Tours, Pastor

Commemoration of Martin of Tours, Pastor November 11 The Lord be with you Martin was born into a pagan family around the year 316 in what is now a part of Hungary. His father was a Roman legionary. He spent his boyhood in Pavia in Lombardy where he came under

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther

Birthday of Martin Luther, 1483 November 10 The Lord be with you Martin Luther’s birthday isn’t actually on our liturgical calendar. As far as I know, it isn’t on any official liturgical calendar. No doubt this is because most of the dates commemorated are death dates, that is, when we

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We Remember Johannes von Staupitz

Commemoration of Johannes von Staupitz, Luther’s Father Confessor November 8 The Lord be with you. As far as I can tell, the Commemoration of Johannes von Staupitz (ca. 1469-1524), Luther’s Father Confessor, is a brand new commemoration, introduced with the Lutheran Service Book. Concerning him, Luther once said, “If it

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Does Faith Drive You?

Luther provides what has become a famous statement about faith: “And this is the glory of faith, namely not to know where you are going, what you are doing, what you are suffering, and, after taking everything captive—perception and understanding, strength and will—to follow the bare voice of God and

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A Cool Christmas?

Luther described the way the Bible was meant to function in the minds and hearts of believers when he reproached himself and others for studying the nativity narrative with such cool unconcern: I hate myself because when I see Christ laid in the manger or in the lap of his

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