Mon, Oct 04 | Zoom gathering
The Luther & Lager Hour
Join us as we explore our Lutheran theological heritage by way of informal theological conversation...and the beverage of your own choosing.
Registration is Closed
Time & Location
Oct 04, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM
About The Event
Here's what we'll be discussing...
- September 27- Philip Melancthon on Human Nature: “We teach that those who are born according to the fleshly nature have concupiscence. This means people not only lack fear and trust in God, but also do not even have the power or gifts to produce fear and trust in God.” Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Art II (1531)
- October 4 – Martin Chemnitz on the Lord’s Supper: The words of the Supper are known, plain, and clear in their natural and true sense. When I ask, “What is present in the Lord’s Supper and offered by the hand of the minister and received by the mouth of those who use it? Is it only bread and wine?” He, who is Truth itself, answers: “This is My body; this is My blood.” Ministry, Word, and Sacraments (1593)
- October 25 – August Hermann Francke on Prayer and Piety: [The penitent] is “to tell [God] of the state and condition of their souls, just as they find and feel it; and they need not be at all solicitous about propriety of expression and elegant phrases in their secret prayers; for God regards the sense of the heart, rather than the language of the lips...." The Most Useful Way of Preaching (1727)
- November 1 – Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg on Government: “This remains as a comfort to believers: There is One who sits at the rudder, who has the plan of the whole before him, to whom all power in heaven and one earth is given, and who has never yet made a mistake in his government.” Diary of a Colonial Clergyman (July 4, 1776)
- November 8 – William Passavant on Church in Society: “The church’s inner missions are just as important as formal education, Sunday School, catechesis, and good liturgy.” Letter (1848)
- November 15 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Following Christ: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” The Cost of Discipleship (1937)
- November 22 – Gerharde Forde on Salvation: “What are you going to do now that you don’t have to do anything?” A Matter of Life and Death (1982)