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Seven Important Things Martin Luther Said, And What They Meant

1.    “When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said ‘Repent’ he called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” (Ninety-Five Theses, 1517) Luther meant that faith and its Christly acts of love and service are never to be separated from real life. Faith isn’t just a hobby, it’s an entire way of life! Read More

Sola Gratia- What Gives?

I have a tattoo on my arm that says, “Sola Gratia”. Often times this has gotten me labeled a church nerd, Lutheran Groupie, or even crazy (by my grandmother).  While I can understand why some would think this was a poor decision in the long run as skin wrinkles and the words may not be legible, I continue to be content knowing that every time I look at my arm I am reminded of the gift that is God’s grace. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Lutherans and Education

Since the time of the Reformation, Lutherans have continued to create and support schools.  Here in Minnesota the first Lutheran elementary school, Trinity Lutheran School, was establish in St. Paul in 1861.  Lutheran colleges were also established along with other elementary and secondary schools. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Katie Luther and the Runaway Nuns

If ever there were a power behind the throne, none was stronger than Katharina von Bora, Luther’s wife. On Jan. 29, 1499, Katharina was born into a noble but poor family. By 16, she was a nun. In addition to her Latin lessons and sacred readings, she and her fellow nuns began reading other material: the writings of Luther.  Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Sing Boldly

People have been gathering together to sing boldly since long before the Reformation, though not just while sitting in the pews on Sunday mornings. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Reconciliation in the Reformation

Martin Luther led an incredible yet complicated life on his journey to take on the formidable foe of the Catholic church. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Sinners, Saints, and Wonder Woman

What do you, Luther, and Wonder Woman all have in common? Find out in this week's Moment of Reformation. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Indulge Yourself

The famous 95 theses that Martin Luther posted on the Wittenberg castle church doors on Oct. 31, 1517 mainly addressed one practice of the Catholic church that Luther vehemently opposed: the selling of indulgences. Read More

Confirmation: a radical, marvelous affirmation

On Oct. 30, we will lift up Confirmation, Reformation, Faith Formation, Affirmation...so many -mations. Read More

Reformation: Everything comes back to grace.

As we approach Reformation Sunday, there is a temptation to use the occasion to revel in how different, or special or better we are as Lutherans. Instead, let’s use this celebration to remind ourselves, as Pastor Nadia says, “What makes Lutherans blessed is not, as I once thought, that they’re different from the people in the church where I was raised. Rather, what makes us all blessed is that…God comes and gets us, taps us on the shoulder, and says, “Pay attention, this is for you.” Read More