Can We Get Along With Lutherans?!

adult_bible_study_600This Sunday, our adult Bible study will gather, and we want to ask an important question: can we get along with Lutherans?!

With tongue firmly in cheek, many of us work, live, and labor alongside Lutheran relatives, neighbors, and co-workers. What separates Reformed teaching from Lutheran? Is there any hope for unity in the future?

One area of Christian thinking and practice that have separated Lutheran and Reformed churches is the Lord’s Supper. But why? What is the difference between the views, and how do these differences practically affect us?

We will look together at God’s Word, the Lutheran standards (Augsburg Confession, and the Book of Concord), and our doctrinal beliefs, to appreciate what God’s Word says, and to learn how these truths work themselves out in the lives of Christians and congregations. We hope you will join us!

BWGOne resource that can benefit us is Between Wittenberg and Geneva: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in Conversation, a book by two respected theologians. Robert Kolb is an amazing Lutheran scholar at Concordia Seminary, and Carl Trueman is a Reformed professor and pastor. Writing this book together, both scholars help Christians from different traditions understand each other and their own churches better.

Here are some other resources that might help you in the mean time:
“The Most Dangerous Man in Christendom?” First Things Carl Trueman helps us understand Luther better.

“A Lunchtime Conversation with Carl Trueman” Reformed Faith & Practice A casual interview allows Dr. Trueman to explain more about Luther.

Dr. Trueman explains the Christian Life with Reformed insights into Luther.

Join us Sunday night!

About blund

Brian J. Lund is minister of Word & Sacrament at Zion Evangelical & Reformed Church. You can follow him at his website or @BrianJLund.
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