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Online Discussion Sites

Confess and Teach for Unity (CAT41)

CAT 41 is the premier site on the internet for discussion of issues facing World Lutheranism and The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. This internet site is dedicated to the advancement of confessional renewal in Lutheran parishes and synods worldwide. Discussion groups are available on a variety of topics such as LCMS Issues, Lutheran homeschooling, liturgical practices, sermons, and missions.

Luther Quest

This is an on-line discussion forum called Luther Quest Discussion Group. This forum is brought to you by Reclaiming Walther in the LCMS and Reclaim News.

Lutheran Book Review

Lutheran Book Review is an e-mail forum for the discussion and review of theological books of value to a confessional Lutheran audience. While the main audience for these reviews will probably be Lutherans from a more confessional background, all are welcome to share what they learned and either recommend (or not) the books they've read. If you wish to subscribe, either go to the homepage or click here.

Lutheran Blog Directory

A free service for Lutheran Blogers -- Lutheran Blog Directory list personal blogs (of clergy and laity) pertaining to Lutheranism with content reflecting a Lutheran perspective. Sites listed should be blogs. Church websites, and other site formats will not be listed. All blogs submitted must be approved by the webmaster. Directory owner reserves the right to refuse listing for any reason.

Publications

Gottesdienst

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.

The Motley Magpie

The Motley Magpie is a quarterly journal dedicated to the promotion of Lutheran ceremonia in the evangelical catholic tradition as confessed in the Book of Concord AD 1580/1584. It is a forum for the dissemination, discussion and critique of the issues relating to this important and neglected issue. The title is taken from the mockery spoken by a 17th century Calvinist in Anhalt against the Lutherans who wore traditional vestments, specifically, the surplice and cassock. It was said that the Lutheran pastor so dressed would, "march around as motley as a magpie" (picae instar versicoloren incedere.)

LOGIA: A Journal of Lutheran Theology

LOGIA publishes articles on exegetical, historical, systematic, and liturgical theology that promote the orthodox theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Reformation Today

Reformation Today is an independent publication.This publication seeks to advance a patient, yet deliberate practice of Evangelical theology and to foster a spirit of true unity and mutual care for one another.

Good News

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

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

For the Life of the World

American Lutheran Publicity Bureau

The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau is a non-profit organization independent of official church control, linked by faith and confession to the Church it serves. Two of its most notable publications are "Lutheran Forum" and "Forum Letter."

Christian News (unofficial website)

This unofficial website seeks to promote "Christian News," a weekly newspaper edited by Pastor Herman Otten. This site encouraged people to subscribe and financially support the work of Christian News.

Christian Cyclopedia (previously known as Lutheran Cyclopedia)

A compendium of historical and theological data, ranging from ancient figures to contemporary events.

Luthers' Geist

Luthers Geist is a biweekly (every other week) publication which encourages theological thought and discussion among students at Concordia University Wisconsin and, hopefully, among those outside the campus community. The goal of LuthersGeist.org is to promote study, discussion, and growth in true Christian theology, especially among college students. The site is continually expanding, as well, and will eventually include an online forum for discussion, information on how students may start their own prayer offices (Matins and Vespers) on campus, and more.

Cross+Wise Magazine: Lutherans by God's Grace

Welcome to Cross+Wise, a magazine dedicated to sharing the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the most relevant way possible: using the words of Jesus Himself, His chosen Apostles, and the Church he created to share His gifts with all sinners.

Mission Societies

Lutheran Heritage Foundation

Lutheran Heritage Foundation dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the translation, publishing and distribution of confessional Lutheran books and materials.

Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation

The CLEF funds translation, publication, and education projects throughout the world.

Russian Lutheran Seminary Guild

The Russian Lutheran Seminary Guild supports the needs of confessional Lutheran seminaries in Russia.

Ephphatha Lutheran Missionary Society

A confessional Lutheran society which focuses on missionary activity among the deaf and hard of hearing.

Lutheran Braille Workers

Lutheran Braille Workers primary work is to translate written text into Braille including theological and devotional material.

Music and Art

Lutheran-Hymnal.com

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.

Liturgy Solutions

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.

J.S. Bach Page

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).

Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive

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.

Catechesis

Concordia Catechetical Academy

Concordia Catechetical Academy is dedicated to the promotion of Luther's Small Catechism and faithful Lutheran catechesis.

Liturgical Church Calendars

Year at a Glance

Church calendar for LSB 3 and 1 year series; multiple languages.

Easter Controversy

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.

Easter Calculator

If you want to determine the date of Easter for future years or find out when it was celebrated in past years, the following sites provide an easter calendar calculator -- from US Naval Observatory.

Lectionary Aides

Historic Lectionary Online

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. Subscribe to the Historic Lectionary Online Mailing Lists

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

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).

E-Sword Bible

This website provides a download-able bible with numerous versions and commentaries.

Parallel English-Latin Psalter

The Psalms available in Latin and English for the serious Latin scholar.

Education & Used Books

eBibleCommentary

eBibleCommentary.com is a significant and unique web presence to serve the church with live interactive voice commentary dealing with the Bible and its role in shaping theology, mission, vocation, education, worship, and community.

Lutheran Scholars Collection

The Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary has made available texts from Lutheran scholars, some of which are historic, in Logos Libronix format. If you have purchased a boxed set (Like the Scholar's Library) or a Starter pack, you may download these files and use them in Libronix. You may view the items by author, title or subject. Please read the description on the page before downloading any file.

Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE)

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.

Pax Domini

Educational Resources for the Church --- Sacramental + Incarnational + Liturgical + Evangelical + Scriptural

TheologyBooks.com

This is a site for book lovers and readers, particularly those with a theological or philosophical bent.

Martin Luther

Luther Sermons

(site 1) (site 2)

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.

Luther's Table Talk

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

Lutheran Confessions

The Book of Concord (Triglotta edition)

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.

Concordia

This site provides links to translations of Lutheran Confessions in various languages

Theological Think Tanks (Societies and Resources)

Association of Confessional Lutherans

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.

Consensus

Consensus is primarily ecclesiatical and not political. However, Consensus recognizes and supports the need for confessional Lutheran people to be elected to positions of responsible leadership in the LCMS. Consensus wants help find and help train "qualified and capable men for both civil and spiritual leadership" (Small Catechism).

Project Wittenberg

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

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

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.

Reclaiming Walther in the LCMS

The purpose of this website is 1) to reclaim a) the unaltered confession of the Gospel , b) the supremacy of the congregational voters assembly, c) the "exclusive use of doctrinally pure agenda, hymnbooks, and catechisms; and 4) to expose a) the needless bureaucracy taking place in LCMS, b) the aberrant practices of the "Church Growth" movement, c) the errors of "Hyper-Euro Lutherans".

LexOrandi

Lex Orandi is a source for Liturgical Information and Resources reflecting the historic use of the Western Church. This site includes a library of out-of-print books which can be downloaded.

St Augustine's House

Saint Augustine's House is a Benedictine religious (monastic) community for men within the Lutheran tradition. This order is committed to the growth of the permanent resident community, to the pursuit of ecumenical understanding, and to the provision of retreats for members of the Fellowship of St. Augustine and others.

The Evangelical Catholic Church

The Evangelical Catholic Church (ECC) is an extremely small jurisdiction and has not received much publicity. Even though small in size the ECC desires to "make a salutary impact upon American Lutheranism."

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

SCHOLIA is a resource site for parishioners, pastors, teachers & congregations

Dialegomai: online resources

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

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.

David Jay Webber’s Lutheran Theology Web Site

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.

Mt Zion Lutheran Church, Greenfield, WI

Pastor Koch provides a number of resources. Of particular note is his page of prayers based on the Small Catechism.

Northern Illinois Confessional Lutheran (NICL)

This is the homepage of the Northern Illinois Confessional Lutherans (NICL).

Concord of Texas

Concord is a non-profit association of those Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Lutherans who desire to explain the Biblical principles guiding the Christian faith as expounded clearly and simply in the Book of Concord and apply them to their personal and church lives.

Texas Confessional Lutherans

Texas Confessional Lutherans seeks to foster genuine Lutheran understanding and practice of the Christian faith in the Texas District of the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod.

Confessional Pastors Call List

This website promotes itself as a resource for LCMS laymen who are looking for confessional conservative pastors to call for their congregations. ***However, the criteria for listing are beyond the Lutheran Confessions and require accepting or rejecting some criteria which confessional Lutherans have considered adiaphora, such as church polity (governance).

Confessional Lutherans Australia

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.

Concordia Society

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.

Lutheran Liturgical Prayer Brotherhood

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.

Lutheran Conversations

A site providing Lutheran audio programs online.

Certificates: Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage

Old-time certificates for confirmation, baptism, marriage and other events can be purchased through this site. These documents are available in German and English.

Other

Writings of the Early Church Fathers

Last Updated: 2015-07-01