Grace on Tap – Reordering of Society
During this episode, we follow Martin Luther’s pastoral focus in the 1519 – 1521 period. We are interested in how he translated his theology of the cross into sermons for regular folk, specifically looking at how he applied these ideas into two areas that he considered were of critical importance, marriage and prayer.
We look at his sermon on the estate of marriage
We also talk about his early expositions on the Lord’s prayer, where Luther has some ideas on how to teach the faith.
Finally, our conversation turns toward Luther’s sermon on Two Kinds of Righteousness, an amazingly short sermon considering the breadth and depth of the discussion. This sermon has implications on Luther’s thoughts for the proper distinction between church and state.
Stroh’s Bohemian-Style Pilsner is a classic European style pilsner brewed in Detroit.
- Thanks to Josh
- Thanks to St. Paul Lutheran in Hamburg MI
The discussion on marriage referenced a few articles
- Trevor O’Reggio from Andrews University (http://digitalcommons.andrews
- Johan Buitendag from the University of Pretoria (www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/
- Matthew Barrett on the thegospelcoalition.org (ht
tps://www.thegospelcoalition.o rg/article/martin-luther-on-ma rriage-as-a-school-of-characte r)
- Jennifer Woodruff Tait at the Christian History Institute (https://www.christianhistoryi
nstitute.org/magazine/article/ what-did-sacrament-mean-and-ho w-many-were-there/)
- Merry Wiesner-Hanks, available through the Oxford Research Encyclopedias (http://religion.oxfordre.com/
view/10.1093/acrefore/97801993 40378.001.0001/acrefore-978019 9340378-e-365)
- Referenced Carl Trueman from Westminister Theological Seminary (From http://www.opc.org/new_h
- The discussion on prayer referenced an article by Karl Jacobson from Word and World (https://wordandworld.lutherse
- A big contributor to the discussion on the two kinds of righteousness was Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen from The Annotated Luther, Volume 2: Word and Faith (http://fortresspress.com/prod
- We’d like to thank the folks at Beliefnet for the letter from James Madison referencing Luther’s influence.