Lutheran Thought

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Bonhoeffer

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a theologian, martyr, a spiritual writer, a  musician, a pastor, and an author of poetry and fiction. The integrity  of his Christian faith and life, and the international appeal of his  writings, have received broad recognition and admiration, all of which  has led to a consensus that he is one of the theologians of his time  whose theological reflections might lead future generations of  Christians into creating a new more spiritual and responsible  millennium. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian famous for his  stand against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. His beliefs and  convictions ultimately cost him his life in a Nazi concentration camp.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most famous theologians and martyrs  of the 20th century. A short video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrNTVrtXPAU. View a full video at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwUWc3YGp5M

Lutheran Belief

Baptism Brochure. “When You Get Asked ‘But Are You Born Again?’” This brochure has been prepared by the ELCA to help you respond when your baptism and even your faith is questioned. The questions and answers will assist you in responding in love to whose who regard your faith as not as genuine as theirs. Download here. 

Lutheran Belief

A brief statement of the beliefs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, "In Mission for Others: A Theology of Mission," is available at
www.elcic.ca/What-We-Believe/documents/ED.pdf 

Lutheran Belief

Here I Study, though written for students who are attending Lutheran colleges and universities, touches on how Lutherans view life, the world, education, faith, humility, doubt, God, vocation, corntroversial ideas, diversity, fun, etc. 

http://www.cu-portland.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Here%20I%20Study%20Booklet_100806_final.pdf

Lutheran Belief

Colleen Walsh answers some questions about Lutheran theology on the five hundredth anniversary. 

hds.harvard.edu/news/2017/10/31/martin-luther-fallible-reformer

Lutheran Belief

What Does It Mean to Be a Lutheran? A brief look at Lutheranism 101.
www.elca.org/communication/brief.html 

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Luther: History

A Danish site on the key events in Luther’s life, the times, a time-line, his contemporaries, etc.
www.luther.de/en/ 

Luther: Teachings

A listing of the main beliefs from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada:

elcic.ca/What-We-Believe/default.cfm 

Luther: Videos

 Videos on Luther on line
Luther: Opening the Door to Luther from the ELCA Mosaic Series.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GkyptKvtKQ
Also on www.elca.org/mosaic/LutheranBasics/.
The 1952 movie as well as Joseph Fiennes scenes from the 2003 film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5P7QkHCfaI 

Luther: Writings

Project Wittenberg is a site devoted to the works of Martin Luther and related writers.
www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-home.html 

Lutherans and Grace

A look at the importance of grace in the Lutheran tradition with biographical notes on Luther and the evolution of his teachings on grace. 

www.covlife.org/connect/news/blog/martin-luther-and-justification-by-grace-alone 

Lutheran Bible Studies

Faith Lens is a weekly Bible study/discussion for youth, linking a current news story and scripture texts. Weekly theme includes questions for discussion, appropriate scripture texts, and a gospel reflection.
blogs.elca.org/faithlens