Resources About Lutheranism

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber at the ELCA National Youth Gathering

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver shares her story in becoming a Lutheran and the heart of what it means to be a Lutheran for her. Nadia is the author of two great books on Lutheranism: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint and Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It’s a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you’ll never forget.


Lutheranism 101

lutheranism101This brief pamphlet contains brief history of Lutheranism and a description of some of its most important themes.

"During the 16th century, Martin Luther challenged the teachings, practices and structures of the Roman Catholic Church. He insisted that the central message of Christianity is the good news that sinners become recon- ciled to God by grace through faith because of the saving work of Jesus Christ."

  • Justification by Grace Through Faith
  • Law and Gospel
  • Means of Grace
  • Theology of the Cross
  • Sinners and Saints
  • Vocation
  • Contextual Theology