Episode 9 – Pastoral Teachings and Reordering of Society

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.

Beer Break

Stroh’s Bohemian-Style Pilsner is a classic European style pilsner brewed in Detroit.

Recognitions

  • Thanks to Josh
  • Thanks to St. Paul Lutheran in Hamburg MI

The discussion on marriage referenced a few articles

Road Trip – March 30 – Discussion of “Two Kinds of Righteousness”

Mike and I are looking forward to our first Grace on Tap Road Trip on Thursday, March 30, at Brewery Becker in Brighton, Michigan. Plan to come to the brewery at 7:30pm. We will share some ale and some good discussion.

We are not sure what the night will be like, but we are certain it will be a good time. We hope that our conversation will be loose and free-flowing. We thought it a good idea to have a little focus to the night, so we have picked Martin Luther’s sermon from 1519, “Two Kinds of Righteousness.” Reading the sermon is not required reading to come to the Grace on Tap Road Trip, but you may find it helpful.

You can rsvp for the night at the Facebook event page.