Gottesdienst is an excellent magazine for both ministers and laymen. Gottesdienst proposes that the historic Divine Service of the Western Christian Church is more than Christian antiquity. It is a theological treasure which can and should be used in today’s Christian Church.
LOGIA publishes articles on exegetical, historical, systematic, and liturgical theology that promote the orthodox theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Good News is a classic magazine offering simple explanations of Lutheran theology, edited by Wallace Schulz, associate speaker of The Lutheran Hour. Address: Good News, 6973 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109 1-800-778-1132
Higher Things is a magazines designed for Lutheran Youth. Along with its magazine, Higher Things has a number of resources geared toward Lutheran youth.
For the Life of the World
Christian Cyclopedia (previously known as Lutheran Cyclopedia)
A compendium of historical and theological data, ranging from ancient figures to contemporary events.
Lutheran Heritage Foundation dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the translation, publishing and distribution of confessional Lutheran books and materials.
The CLEF funds translation, publication, and education projects throughout the world.
The Russian Lutheran Seminary Guild supports the needs of confessional Lutheran seminaries in Russia.
A confessional Lutheran society which focuses on missionary activity among the deaf and hard of hearing.
Lutheran Braille Workers primary work is to translate written text into Braille including theological and devotional material.
Lutheran-Hymnal.com provides hymns from The Lutheran Hymnal (1941) and Lutheran Worship (1982) in midi format. This site is an excellent resource if you don’t know how to play the piano, but want to know what a particular hymn sounds like.
Pastors and church musicians now have a way to get quality liturgical choral music at very low cost by using internet delivery of reproducible PDF files of music. Traditional publishing houses no longer print many settings of psalms, verses, and hymn stanzas, as they have concluded that there is not much of a market for such materials. This web site provides quality, affordable liturgical music for Lutheran church choirs.
The J. S. Bach page is dedicated to the Baroque Composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Basically, its everything Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach, that is).
The images on this web site are available for use in research, teaching, and private study. We also encourage their use for church activities such as Bible classes, worship services/programs, sermon illustrations, or church bulletins. For such purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) materials from this web site without prior permission.
Concordia Catechetical Academy is dedicated to the promotion of Luther’s Small Catechism and faithful Lutheran catechesis.
Church calendar for LSB 3 and 1 year series; multiple languages.
Why is Christendom divided over the date of Easter? These two sites explain the differences between the calculations used by the eastern and western churches in determining the date of Easter — from Fact Monster.
This web site serves as a tool in personal and congregational devotional lives, centered around God’s Holy Word. The selected readings and collects are based on the historic one-year lectionary series. Calendars are are available in iCal and RSS formats.
Lectionary Central – for the study and use of the traditional western lectionary
Each week in the historic one-year lectionary has the appointed readings and links to sermons and commentaries by Patristic/Medieval and Reformation eras and many other sources. An excellent site for gathering many views on the appointed readings.
PERICOPE is a list for pastors who are interested in the discussion of the upcoming topics for preaching on the Lectionary in Lutheran Worship (one- or three- year series).
This website provides a download-able bible with numerous versions and commentaries.
The mission of CCLE is to promote a liberal arts approach to education, provide classical education resources, and procure accountability for member schools, teachers, and administrators. Through the creation and establishment of standards, resources, assessments, rationale and a forum for parents, teachers, pastors, administrators and congregational boards of education, CCLE seeks to set an educational standard for a unified and directed approach to classical education in the context of a Lutheran confession of faith.
Educational Resources for the Church — Sacramental + Incarnational + Liturgical + Evangelical + Scriptural
Over 100 sermons of Martin Luther taken from The Sermons of Martin Luther, published by Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI). These sermons were scanned and edited by Pastor Richard Bucher and are in the public domain. The sermon texts coincide with the Epistles and Gospels in the one-year lectionary.
The Table-Talk of Martin Luther, translated by William Hazlitt, Esql, and published in Philadelphia by The Lutheran Publication Society. This book is in the public domain.
The Book of Concord website provides the complete English text of Triglotta Edition of the Book of Concord along with Bente’s historical introduction. A search engine is provided at the site.
This site provides links to translations of Lutheran Confessions in various languages.
The Association of Confessional Lutherans is organized to promote the theology of Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, address doctrinal issues of interest within Lutheranism, and other activities in support of confessional Lutheran theology.
Project Wittenberg is home to works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans. You will find all manner of texts from short quotations to commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links to other places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism live. Project Wittenberg is the first step towards an international electronic library of Lutheranism.
The Luther Academy is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of genuine confessional Lutheran theology and research. It accomplishes this purpose primarily by sponsoring publications and conferences which serve to promote genuine unity, on the basis of the Lutheran Confessions, of Lutherans in the United States and throughout the world.
The Confessional Lutherans website is operated by Minnesota (North and South) Confessional Lutherans not only on their own behalf, but also for the Association of Confessional Lutherans and the Lutheran Concerns Association and not only contains some wonderful articles, but also a calendar of Confessional Lutheran events throughout the United States.
Three Sites: Xpysostom | GodTalk | Ask the Pastor
These three sites are produced by The Rev. Fr. Walter P. Snyder, Jr. Between these three sites is on the most complete listing of Lutheran sites on the internet and could be subtitled ‘Everything Lutheran on the Web’.
SCHOLIA is a resource site for parishioners, pastors, teachers & congregations
This website provides links to hundreds of online sources. The vastness of resources available through this site cannot be fully appreciated until you actually view it.
Rev. Mark DeGarmeaux Homepage provides links to articles on the liturgy in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. Rev. DeGarmeaux (MDiv, STM) is Chaplain at Bethany Lutheran College.
Rev. Webber has many articles about the liturgy. It is an excellent resource. One particular paper of interest is Why is the Lutheran Church a Liturgical Church? A Confessional Anthology.
Confessional Lutherans Australia (CLA) is an Association committed to upholding the confessional basis of the Lutheran Church of Australia (the LCA) and to give due regard to the Theses of Agreement, documents foundational to the formation of the LCA in 1966.
The Concordia Society is an informal association of Confessional Lutherans, from various synodical bodies, who seek to work together toward the goal of Lutheran unity. In this way the Society differs from those organizations and forums that tend to focus on the concerns and issues of one particular synod or church body.
The Lutheran Liturgical Prayer Brotherhood is a voluntary group of confessional Lutheran Christians which encourages its members to pray, especially making use of the Psalms and Holy Scripture.
Old-time certificates for confirmation, baptism, marriage and other events can be purchased through this site. These documents are available in German and English.
This is a paper prepared by the Rev. David Jay Webber which lists the many passages from the Lutheran Confessions which address the topic of worship and the liturgy in the Lutheran Church.
Rev. David Millette (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada) has prepared a brief summary of the meaning of the Divine Service.
A series of bulletin inserts from Rev. Michael McCoy’s Scholia website confessing the merits and dynamics of the historic liturgy of the church.
These notes were prepared by Rev. David Oberdieck (Trinity Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Missouri). They are brief enough to be reprinted as a bulletin insert. They have been modified and published on the Brothers of John the Steadfast site.
“The Lutheran Hymnal Daily Office” intends to become a companion volume to The Lutheran Hymnal. The Daily Office will include antiphons, responsories, texts, rubrics and music to allow a more traditional, rich, and beautiful celebration of Matins and Vespers. As such, it should become a help to pastors and others who would like to begin the daily singing of the offices in the congregations or among other groups.
Book of Concord – Bulletin Inserts (3-yr servies)
Rev. Doug May (Hope Lutheran Church, Socorro, New Mexico) publishes weekly readings from the Book of Concord which correspond to the appointed readings (OT, epistle, or Gospel readings) for each Sunday in the Church for the three-year lectionary. This site has an archive of past selections. New selections are published weekly on the Lutheran Liturgy discussion group (subscribe).
Church Year at a Glance (3-year series)
This resource provides a listing of the readings from the three-year lectionary series. In addition, links to service notes and the complete readings are provided. Although the readings are from the three-year series, the service notes are for both the one-year and three-year lectionary series.
No poison can be in the Cup that my Physician sends me. by Rev Marcus T. Zill
The topic of the use of the chalice and/or individual cups is often a thorny one. When someone dares to bring it up they are often accused of majoring in minors. However, it was not apparently a “minor” issue not worth discussing when over the past century many, if not most, of our congregations gave up, or moved away from, the scriptural, historic and catholic (i.e. universal) use of the chalice towards widespread acceptance of the use of either glass or plastic individual cups.
This web page lists all of the “What About” series prepared by the late Rev. Dr. Alvin Barry (past President of the LCMS). The copyright on this booklet allows for it to be freely distributed in electronic format, as long as it is not changed and there is no money made off the exchange. The files are in PDF format.
“The Survival of the Historic Vestments in the Lutheran Church after 1555” by Arthur Carl Piepkorn
This site has made Piepkorn’s book available in electronic format. The copy we had has copyright probems; if anyone has a copy please send it to us; it is no longer published according to our research.
On My Heart Imprint Thine Image – A closer look at the Crucifix and the Question of “Graven Images”, by Rev Marcus T. Zill
The use of images in the life of the church is nothing new. Crucifixes (crosses depicted with the body of Christ nailed on them) have been used in the church catholic (i.e. universal) for over a millennium. They also have a long history within Lutheranism. Many believe wrongly that the use of crucifixes is a “Roman Catholic” practice. Yet, the use of crucifixes, statues and other images have always been a regular and routine fixture in Lutheran congregations, both during Luther’s lifetime, and among the founding fathers of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Though there is a “catholic” element to the use of crucifixes, there is nothing uniquely “Roman Catholic” about it.
Originally posted at http://www.standrewslaramie.org/files/crucifix.pdf
Bible Gateway is a free service for reading and researching scripture online– all in the language or translation of your choice! We provide advanced searching capabilities based on keywords or scripture references, and various tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. This is a freeware program that offers multiple Bible versions plus Commentaries and Dictionaries.
This is a comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament. It is divided into (at present) nine sub-directories and dozens of pages, each relating to a specific topic. Every link is annotated. The annotations help users to pinpoint the information for which they are looking. This website focuses on resources that will be of interest to both scholars and students of the New Testament.
The purpose of this Web site is to provide resources for people seeking to know the Living God and His Word through the original language of the New Testament, Koine Greek.