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Luther and Psalm 8
This essay first appeared in Luther Lives: Essays in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth, Edward C. Friedrich, editor. Milwaukee, WI: Northwestern Publishing House, 1983.
The Bible in Current Catholic Theology
For the better part of 500 years the Catholic Church has believed there are two sources of doctrine. One is scripture, but the other is church tradition. Just because Scripture is inspired, does not mean that it is inerrant. ...
The Doctrine of Church and Ministry in the Life of the Church Today
Like many doctrines of Scripture the doctrine of church and ministry has been the subject of much controversy. The church is the gathering of believers. Christ is the one who builds up the church, but he has not given the ...
Systematic Theology at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Overall the systematics curriculum has not changed much since this paper was written in 1986. WLS accepts the Bible as the inherent word of God and this reflects itself in dogmatics classes as the entire fields of dogmatics ...
Romans 16:17,18 and Its Application to Individual Fellowship
Gawrisch opens by pointing out the discrepancies between the “Statement of the Forty-four” and the “Brief Statement.” The “Statement” openly contradicted the “Brief Statement” in that it denied Romans 16 applied to all ...
The Biblical Account of Creation and Modern Theology
Forcing Scripture into the confines of science is not a new phenomenon. This is particularly true concerning creation. Certain modern theologians deny the truth of Genesis 1 and 2. Men such as Gerhard von Rad go so far as ...
TEE - Theological Education by Extension
“The Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program is designed to train African lay workers in theological studies and in practical church work in the village setting.” The TEE program has a special curriculum based on ...
Women in the Teaching Ministry
Female teachers are most definitely in the public ministry of the Word. However, we do not call women to be pastors because of the relationship which God laid out for men and women at creation. Paul reiterated this command ...
The Doctrine of Fellowship and the Cost of Discipleship
It can be difficult to not participate in ecumenical activities, especially when such abstinence is called loveless or narrow-minded. However we must maintain our stance on fellowship, because we have been commanded to ...
The Place of Women in the Life and Work of the Church
Adam spoke highly of woman the first time he saw her, “Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.” The writer of Proverbs 31 sings the praises of the godly wife and mother. In fact, “Her price is above rubies.” God has indeed ...