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Lutheran Theology 101

As you all know by now this year – 2017 – is the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation.   Specifically it is the 500 th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg.   As I stated in an earlier article, (see below)   even though we trace our faith heritage back to that moment in time there are plenty of other events yet to come.   Even so, the events in history that we call the Reformation have certainly shaped our world and our culture and our nation, and continue to do so. Over the summer I am taking the opportunity during worship to focus on various theological issues that became a part of Reformation or Lutheran theology. For many of these Luther capsulated them in a brief saying – such as “Justification by Grace through Faith;” or “the Priesthood of all Believers,” "simil justus et peccator," or “Theology of the Cross.”   There are others.   These sayings were designed to make these concepts and understandings avail