Reformation 500 Pastoral Letter to the Congregation — Pastor Rolf Preus

October, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: This month, we Lutherans celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That event … Continue reading

“Grace Alone” — Reformation 500 Sermon No. 1 by Pr Rolf Preus

“Grace Alone” The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity October 8, 2017 Romans 3:23—25a “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God … Continue reading

Law & Gospel Does Not Make Reformed & Evangelical Churches Orthodox

Confessional Lutherans were tantalized by the idea of other denominations adopting Law/Gospel language in the expectation that it might lay a bridge across the Missouri. There were high hopes for former Presbyterian pastor Tullian Tchividjian to be the celebrity convert whose high … Continue reading

“Grace Alone” – Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

Septuagesima Sunday January 24, 2016 St Matthew 20:1-16 The Bible says that you should work for what you get. St. Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians 3: 10, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” You should be willing … Continue reading

Why the Reformation Still Matters

This is a post by Peggy Pederson found at and was published in the magazine The Canadian Lutheran for Sept/Oct 2012. The full edition can can be found here.   On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses … Continue reading

What is decision theology?

What is decision theology? Decision theology is the teaching that a person is saved and born-again when he makes a decision to accept Jesus Christ. To come to faith, a moment of decision must be made by the individual sinner. … Continue reading