The first volume of Luther’s Church Postil (sermons for the church year) will be out in July. This is the first English translation of Luther’s mature, and by far, the best, version of these sermons, which he personally approved of and helped edit from1540–1544. Until now, previous English translations were based on the faulty edition of Philipp Jakob Spener (1700), based on a deficient earlier version of the Postils. This is an extremely important contribution to Luther scholarship and for all preachers of the Gospel, of any particular denominational confession and for anyone interested in good, solid, Biblical faithful preaching of the Word of God.
More details will be provided as they become available.
Subscribers will automatically receive these volumes of the Church Postil at the lowest possible discount of 30% off.
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Hey, everybody, just thought I’d pop back in and let you know that the Concordia Triglotta that I promised we would be making available again is now….well…available.
I have a copy right in front of me, and, it is very nice. It is a paperback, plain, simple, elegant and does a nice job opening and laying somewhat flat, it is in a sturdy glued binding. Sure, we could have done hardback, but…the spine would have cracked and broken and it was not economically possible to print a short run with a sewn binding, or, to put it more bluntly: you would have not wanted to pay what we would have to charge for that.
So, if you want a copy, you can now order one and you will receive it in four to six weeks, these are, quite literally, printed as an order is placed and are shipped directly to you from the printer. Keep in mind because these are print on demand, they can not be returned.
Used copies on the Internet in very good conditions appear to start at around $150 and go up from there.
Delegates to this summer’s LCMS convention are receiving in the mail this week a new edition of the Augsburg Confession, the “Concordia Reader’s Edition.” It is available now for sale by individuals or congregations, with special bulk pricing.
You may place your order online at this address:
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Individual copies are available now for $3.19. Select the media mail option for the least expensive shipping option. The best prices and shipping rates are available when purchasing these in quantity.
Use promotional code QCO on checkout screen to receive your discount.
This item qualifies for bulk purchase
10 to 24 only $3.39 each (15% discount)
25 to 49 only $3.19 each (20% discount)
50 to 99 only $2.99 each (25% discount)
100 to 249 only $2.79 each (30% discount)
250 to 999 only $2.39 each (40% discount)
1,000 or more only $2.00 each (50% discount)
The Augsburg Confession: The Concordia Reader’s Edition offers you the chance to read and study the Augsburg Confession in an edition designed with the lay reader in mind. You will find a comprehensive introduction and explanation of why, and how, the Augsburg Confession was written. Before each of the articles in the Confession, you will find a summary and explanation of technical terms and phrases that may appear in the article. This edition also features pictures of the key Lutheran laymen who were responsible for the Augsburg Confession, from Philip Melanchthon, the author, to John the Steadfast and George of Brandenburg, two brave Lutheran leaders who refused to compromise their trust in Christ, and insisted on boldly confessing it before the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.
The goal of this edition is to aid understanding and give you a fuller picture of the Augsburg Confession and why it remains, to this day, the most basic and fundamental of the Lutheran Confessions, as they are found in the Book of Concord. The Concordia Reader’s Edition of the Augsburg Confession is taken from the popular Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord, the best selling edition of the Book of Concord in English.
They don’t often let me dabble directly with inDesign files around here, which is a good thing. There are so many gizmos to play with in the software I can really end up totally messing up a formatted document. But, there are exceptions.
We are working on a project around here for a special mailing and part of it is creating an offprint from Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, the entire Augsburg Confession, with a few of the supplemental materials in the book. It’s looking great.
Back in the day, I was pretty handy with Quark Xpress. But that day has long come and gone and time has moved on and thankfully desktop publishing software has moved on. inDesign with inCopy is our software of choice around here for our various editorial and publishing workflows and it’s an amazing piece of software. If I tried to tinker around with all the settings it would be amazingly fun, but incredibly ugly at the end of the day. Thank goodness for professional designers who actually know how to use all this software very well!
Here is a screen snapshot of my Mac desktop with a double page spread open of the files. You can click on the image below a couple times to get the “supersized” version.
Oh, by the way, when I edit in either inDesign or inCopy I must use a distinct color to highlight any changes I make. I chose…Gunmetal.
The other day a person asked me about audio recordings of Luther’s Small Catechism. After reviewing what Concordia Publishing House offers, I thought you might like to read through the offerings, which are, if I do say so myself, quite impressive indeed. We have something for everyone and every situation. I surveyed quickly our catechism resources and this list is just some of what we offer.
Here is a great professionally done recording, with plenty of pauses and track markers to facilitate replaying and memorization.
Or, you can buy this same professional recording on CDs, in packs of ten.
Or, you can purchase a professional recording of the SC that contains the entire Small Catechism text and ALL of Luther’s Catechism hymns! For download via iTunes. For only $9.99.
Or, you can have the entire Small Catechism set to song, produced by Phil Magness. We also have a printed songbook and piano accompanist book.
Here is the iTunes version of the Magness project.
The Small Catechism along with the text of the entire BOC (the Concordia Edition) and many other resources, including great PowerPoint graphs and helps, along with other tools for teaching the Faith are available for a modest annual subscription in our online Confirmation Builder web based resource, that offers Catechists online record keeping, test giving, test recording, student progress tracking, etc.
We have the Small Catechism integrated into multiple confirmation/catechetical teaching tools for various ages and styles of learning.
My First Catechism We also have for My First Catechism an activity book and Answer Key.
Living in Christ, a more traditional/classic approach. Living in Christ is available with a student workbooks and teacher’s guide as well.
The catechism is available in packs of twelve for $5.00.
And we have many more resources to help people use, teach, learn, pray and live the Catechism. We offer a full program of confirmation instruction, designed to facilitate confirmation instruction in the Lutheran Day School. We offer resources that would work well for any application in a congregation without a Lutheran day school, or for use by Lutheran homeschoolers, etc.
I’d be happy to offer more suggestions. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com and I’d be happy to explain everything we offer by way of Catechism resources, for those who learn and those who teach.
I thought it was time to pull out the old “Communication of Attributes” chart, or as Professor Kurt Marquart liked to call it, the “fishbone chart,” that he liked to use to help us work our way through the absolutely profound presentation on the Communication of Attributes in the second volume of Francis Pieper’s Christian Dogmatics.
I prepared the attached chart, based on his lectures, during the class on Christology I took with him and he liked it so much he kept asking me for copies through the years to share with him. I’m glad it has been helpful.
So, in the solemn season of Lent, when our hearts are drawn to meditate and ponder on the suffering and death of the God-man, Jesus Christ, I offer this as a little gift to you. You may download the PDF version, or just click on the image below and do a “save as” of it on your computer. PDF version: Communication-of-Attributes
Do you have a manuscript of a professional or academic nature that you’d like to get published? Consider submitting it to our peer review process!
The peer review process is suited for smaller projects (e.g., a single book) by an individual author or a small team. It is similar to the peer reviewed process or “refereed” process used to publish professional or academic journals. It is especially well suited for producing a textbook from an existing manuscript.
When asked to describe his experience with this process, one of our authors, Dr. Andrew Steinmann, said:
“The peer review process for CPH academic publications is a flexible, responsive and very helpful procedure for prospective authors wishing to bring a well-polished study to completion and publication. The process is designed to be transparent in its operation and an aid to improving the final manuscript for publication. . . . I would recommend that scholars and others who have important research or similar work to share with the church and world consider publishing with CPH through the peer reviewed process.”
To find out more about this process and how to submit a proposal, visit our website: http://www.cph.org/peerreview
The following books were published through the peer review process:
We have a great little pamphlet of a sermon Luther preached on how properly to think about and meditate on the passion of Christ. It is on sale now for only 25 cents a copy, in packs of ten. I’d encourage you to consider buying a good quantity of these to share with your congregation, friends, etc.
Just so there is no confusion. You may order a pack of ten copies. That ten-pack is on sale for $2.50, making each individual copy 25¢ each.
This tract is taken from Martin Luther’s writing “A Sermon Concerning Meditation on the Holy Sufferings of Christ”.
Wrong Ways to Meditate on Christ’s Passion
The Right Way to Think about Christ’s Passion
The Comfort of Christ’s Suffering
On April 5, 1519, Martin Luther sent a copy of his essay titled “A Sermon Concerning Meditation on the Holy Sufferings of Christ” to his friend George Spalatin. Within five years it had been published in 24 editions. It was enormously popular. It was translated into Latin in 1521. Later, when Luther put together helps and sermons for preachers, it was included as the sermon for Good Friday in the Church Postil of 1525.
This translation is based on the English translation that appeared in a 1906 collection of Luther’s writings titled Lutherans in All Lands. An alternate translation may be found in the American edition of Luther’s Works, Volume 42.
For the full size version, click on the picture a couple of times….feel free to copy/paste and share around.
Your Lutheran congregation should be receiving this postcard in the mail in the next few weeks, offering special pricing on Broken.
25+ or more copies for $11.89 with free shipping. (mention code 12-4389YBN).
Click on the image a couple of times to see it in full size.