The formation of the Book of Concord is the result of 50+ years of the Protestant Reformation where the Church and State were deeply connected. The goal of the signers of this Preface was to proclaim the Truth and Light God’s Word in Christ and unite the nation around this Truth. The events leading up to 1580 was not a smooth ride, such as the failed Naumburg Conference of 1561. Yet, by God’s grace the Lutheran Church would unite around His Word and the light of the Gospel. We pray for that same unity today, by the Holy Spirit, that we may boldly confess the Gospel in our churches, homes, and community.
Rev. Dr. John Maxfield, Professor of History and Religious studies at Concordia University of Edmonton, Alberta, joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study the history of the Preface of the Book of Concord.
Find your copy of the Book of Concord – Concordia Reader’s Edition at cph.org or read online at bookofconcord.org.
Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Brady Finnern, President of the LCMS Minnesota North District, and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss our Lutheran doctrine in the Book of Concord in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and practical application for our vocations.
Do you have questions about this program? Email Andrew.Bates@kfuo.org or call at (314) 996-1519.