Have you ever wondered what the church will look like a generation or two from now? Do you worry that the church you grew up in might someday die? Would you like to see your faith legacy passed on to a new generation of Christians? Using Martin Luther's Smalcald Articles Wesley Telyea explores how Christians today can use Luther's insights found in his own theological last will and testament to write their own, and pass the faith to the next generation of disciples. For Lutherans this book will bring to life an often neglected, but highly valuable, confessional document. For non-Lutherans this book will open up a new way of thinking for how to make disciples.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Wesley C. Telyea is the Associate Pastor of Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Washington. He blogs at www.caughtbychrist.blogspot.com. When he is not at church, he can be found fishing around the Pacific Northwest.
Table of Contents
1 Historical Introduction 1
2 Confessional or Theological? 10
3 Understanding the Structure of the Smalcald Articles 13
4 Smalcald Articles Preface 16
5 Smalcald Articles Section I 24
6 Smalcald Articles Section II 28
7 Smalcald Articles Section III 46
8 What Now? 74
Appendix A Your Theological Last Will and Testament Outline 77
Appendix B Reformation Day Sermon 79