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Steadfast Marquart — The Sacrament – An Easter Affair

March 30th, 2013 2 comments

Below is an article of the late Professor Kurt Marquart’s, written for The Lutheran (Australia), published 18 June, 1984. The previous year he had returned to Australia for a speaking tour and then his lectures were later published as a series of articles in The Lutheran. This particular article fits very nicely with our celebration of Easter tonight (Easter Vigil) and tomorrow (Easter Sunday). God’s richest blessings as we celebrate the Resurrection and the Resurrected One in the proclamation of the Gospel and the Sacrament of the Altar. -Sem. R. W. Paul   The Sacrament – An Easter Affair Professor   More…

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Steadfast Marquart — Abortion and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theology

January 17th, 2013 75 comments

The following is an excerpt from a paper of the late Professor Kurt Marquart. It was given at Mequon in 2002 and is titled, “Abortion and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theology.” With the upcoming anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I thought it appropriate to provide these excellent paragraphs from a doctor of the church who fought ardently against abortion with Allen County Right to Life, as well as other pro-life groups.    – Robert Paul Before the excerpts I leave you with the rather poignant concluding paragraph: “The Supreme Court decision of 1973 is just as wrong as the Dred Scott ruling   More…

+ The Reformation’s Evangelical “Sola Scriptura” +

October 31st, 2012 3 comments

Below is a set of theses from the late Dr. Marquart, posted here in honor of the Reformation. Originally written for class and perhaps a conference, they speak of what exactly Sola Scriptura means and what it means for the church. Blessed Festival of the Reformation! Verbum domini manet in aeternum. The two focal points of the Reformation conflict were the Gospel’s core content (justification) and the Gospel’s authority (Scripture alone—sola scriptura). “Sola scriptura” means to assert the sole authority of Christ over His church, to the exclusion of all other powers and authorities. IESOUS KYRIOS (Jesus is Lord, I   More…

Christian Fellowship and “Psychiatric Flu” by + Pr. Kurt Marquart +

September 19th, 2012 1 comment

On September 19th, 2006, a true doctor of the Church “went into the nearer presence of his Father” (his own words). Professor Kurt Marquart was a beloved teacher and pastor of our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and of Lutherans throughout the world (Australia, Siberia, the Baltics, etc.). Today marks the sixth year since his passing and in what better way could he be honored than the posting of his writings for the benefit of the Church which he loved so dearly. Below is a paper which he gave on this very date, September 19th in 1970. while he served as pastor   More…

“Male and Female He Created Them” — Brief Thoughts on the Gender Debate

I admit it: I listen to NPR. Every day, any night I’m driving, my radio dial is turned to the local station for news, music, comedy, what have you. It has been twenty or so years of a love-hate relationship. In fact I’m a volunteer host on the local classical station here in Fort Wayne. I even “like” it on Facebook and so I get to see all sorts of articles posted on their blogs. This morning an article came across the feed, “Can Children Know, At Age 2, They Were Born the ‘Wrong Sex’?” The article in full can   More…

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