The Daily Lutheran is the newsletter of the 9th Churchwide Assembly. It’s published by the staff of The Lutheran, the magazine of the ELCA. Editor: Sonia C. Solomonson. Writers: Elizabeth Hunter, Kathleen Kastilahn, Julie B. Sevig and Ann Hafften. Photographer: Michael D. Watson. Production editor: Andrea S. Pohlmann. Web production: Amber Leberman.
“Now Epsicopalians aren’t very good at giving testimony—we pray out of a book, after all. This is something I’ve come to understand and appreciate. So I’ll briefly give you my own testimony of how I also came to understand how I was saved through faith alone. ... It was through an intermediary, but probably through an intermediary not so glorious as John Wesley, not so glorious as the Aldersgate meetinghouse. I speak of two prominent Lutheran theologians who spoke to many in my ... Generation X. I speak, of course, to the great Lutheran theologians, Davey and Goliath.Who taught me? The great theologian and his apologist, the Lutheran (Phillip) Melancthon of my generation, truly taught me that I was saved through faith alone, and that works could not earn me God’s love ....”
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