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1517. The Legacy Project

1517 The Legacy Project serves churches and the world by providing a safe place for those broken by the church, supplying theological resources to strengthen congregations, and modeling ways of engaging the culture in a manner that is thoughtful, courageous, and Christ-centered.

How Does A Christian Participate in God’s Holiness?

When the young monk and professor at Wittenberg University, Martin Luther, began to speak out against such time-honored traditions as the cult of saints and holy relics, he was striking at the very heart of what the Church taught about what it meant for a Christian to be holy. What Luther objected to most was […]

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Where There Is No Gospel…

What is the popular message coming from our pulpits? What are our children taught in their Sunday School lessons? Do our churches beat out the one-two-three rhythm of grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone? Is the Christian life taught as one of daily repentance and forgiveness of sins? Or have sermonizers become a […]

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The Hard Reset: Rediscovering God’s Word

Amidst all the Reformation Day celebrations, revelry, and back-slapping by Lutherans it’s easy to forget (or ignore) the explosive power of Luther’s teaching in his early days as a lecturer at Wittenberg University. It’s easy to forget that today, just like then, most people who laud Luther publicly as a reformer, revolutionary, and so on, […]

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What Drove Luther’s Hammer?

This evening we will together take a very abbreviated look at what led Luther down the long road to the discovery of the Gospel. Truth be told, the content of what I’ll say tonight will contain nothing that is original on my part. My words are totally parasitic on, a distillation of, the work of […]

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Here We Still Stand: A Reformation Conference

“Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light…” —So opened Martin Luther’s 95 Theses on All Hallows’ Eve in 1517. October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This act jump-started the Protestant Reformation that spread […]

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