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Lutheranism 101: The Course works closely with Lutheranism 101 to take the reader deeper into the teaching, doctrine, or practice being presented. Sometimes that means digging into the text of Lutheranism 101 and exploring connections that are being made. Other times it means working with Scripture or some of the primary Lutheran resources for doctrine and practice.
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Resources for The Course

For those new to Lutheranism or for those who want a fresh approach to the heritage of what Lutherans believe, teach, and confess, Lutheranism 101 together with Lutheranism 101: The Course helps create a solid foundation upon which a lifetime of sound teaching can be built. Besides your personal copy of Lutheranism 101, it will be useful to have these books with you as you work through The Course:

  • A Bible
    • Comments and quotations in Lutheranism 101 and The Course are based upon the English Standard Version (ESV). When choosing a Bible, we suggest that it is best to use a translation instead of a paraphrase. A study Bible includes added notes and resources that help explain the Bible. The best Bible to use with The Course is The Lutheran Study Bible.
  • Book of Concord
    • The Book of Concord is a collection of statements of faith written by Lutheran Christians in the sixteenth century when they were risking their lives to stand up for the Bible being the basis for belief and practice in the Church. It was first published in 1580. The best version of the Book of Concord to use with Lutheranism 101 is the edition specifically prepared to aid understanding:Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, 2nd ed. (St. Louis: Concordia, 2006).
  • Hymnal
    • Hymnals offer excellent resources for individual worship and prayer in addition to settings for worship (Divine Service) and hymns. Throughout The Course you will be directed to Lutheran Service Book, which is the hymnal used my much of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
  • Small Catechism
    • While the Small Catechism is included in the Book of Concord and in many contemporary Lutheran hymnals, recent English editions include extra explanations that make the catechism even more helpful as a teaching and learning tool. The best edition of the Small Catechism for this purpose is Luther’s Small Catechism With Explanation.
The Course can be used by groups, families, and individuals who want to dig deeper into what it means to be Lutheran. After reading a chapter in Lutheranism 101, turn to the corresponding chapter in The Course and work through the questions. Click here for free PowerPoints and other helpful resources.

6 Responses to THE COURSE

  1. Daniel R. Toebben says:

    Just checking out your website, hadn’t seen this one yet. Glad to see there are people helping to promote the cause of Lutheranism. It is the truest (although I am sure not perfect) articulation of our faith that I have found in my 45 yrs. on this earth. Keep up the good work.

  2. Donna Vines says:

    I cannot wait for our church (Calvary Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Wash) to start this
    study!! It is going to be so good for our new members & new christian. So so easy to understand!! Also the book will be good for reference.

  3. Matthew says:

    So good! Thank you for developing this resource, it will be an excellent asset to those wanting go learn more about the lutheran tradition of the christian faith. Keep doing what you’re doing!

  4. Lauren Olsen says:

    On page 18 in the course question 1, did you intend Psalm 29:1-3 instead of 29:13?


  5. zenebe Alemu says:

    I am pastor Lutheran church in Ethiopia, I need the Lutheran course given by you and if possible please send me through my Email. Because this course it is very important to know more understanding the Lutheran teaching . May God bless you
    Rev. Zenebe Alemu, Ethiopia

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