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Introductory Material & Ideas to Consider
- Engaging our Culture Faithfully, Harold Senkbeil, Sept. 17, 2015.
- Properly Dividing: Distinguishing the Variables of Culture from the Constants of Theology, Jack Schultz, 1/27/14.
- Are any of Paul’s statements in his letters simply cultural? Peter Scaer, 12/18/09.
- Vocational Apologetics: An Argument for using the Lutheran Understanding of Vocation as a Form of Enfleshed Apologetics for the Church to Engage a Cultural Setting Influenced by the Criticism of the New Atheists, Kirk Clayton, 2017 Pd D Dissertation.
- Luther and the Reformation in Popular Culture, Richard Kohl, 6/9/83.
- Authority in Vocation, TableTalk, March 2009
- CPH books on culture and apologetics
- “The Lutheran Theology of Culture,” a blog post by Dr. Veith
- Dealing with Culture Theologically: Music as a Test Case for Exploring Models of Theology & Culture, Leopoldo Sanchez, 1/30/2012.
- Calvin & Culture, Reconsidered, TableTalk, July 2009
- Sweet Land of Liberty, TableTalk, September 2008
- The Effects of Popular Culture on Religion: Christianity and Culture: God’s Double Sovereignty, White Horse Inn, August 2007
- Cultural Evangelism, Seventh-Century Style , TableTalk, August 2007
- What Does it Mean to be Good?: “Lies That Go Unchallenged: In Media and Government” by Charles Colson and James Stuart Bell, White Horse Inn, May 2007
- Feeling Good about Ourselves , TableTalk, January 2007
- Covenant and Culture , TableTalk, October 2006
- A Depraved New World , TableTalk, June 2005
- Cultures of Lutheranism: Reformation Repertoires in Early Modern Germany
- When Christianity Shaped the Arts , TableTalk, August 2007
- Here is an attempt to list Lutheran artists, crafters, etcs.
- List of Living Lutheran Authors
- Confessional Lutheran Ecclesiastical Art Resources
- What Mean These Stones? Tape 1, Tape 2, Arthur Piepkorn interpreting art and architecture of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, especially the symbols in glass and stone. 1965.
- Scripturality of Instrumental Music in the New Testament Church, William Howard Elder, Jr, master’s thesis, 2009.
- Religion in the Arts, Siegfried Reinhardt, 4/28/82.
Marriage, Family & Sexuality
- “Marriage and So-Called Civil Unions: Biblical and Natural Law Argument, “Dr. Gifford Grobien, Syposia 2013, Video.
- Using God: The Family, the Society, and the Church, White Horse Inn, November 2007
- The Family: A Place of Refuge, For the Life of the World, 8:2, 2004, 10-12.
- Marriage and Ministry Seminar, Deac. Heidi Goehmann
- Sex and the Sacraments, Jack Kilcrease
- Train Up a Child, TableTalk, February 2007
- Lutheran Church Music in the 17th Century, Walter Buszin, 9/6/58.
- Postmodern Times by Gene Veith
- Our Time: The Opportunities of a Postmodern Culture: Postmodern Times: Facing A World of New Challenges and Opportunities White Horse Inn, August 2007
- How Vocation Transformed Society, Gene Veith, TableTalk, October 2016
- Making Atheism Enchanting, TableTalk, August 2008
- A Good Kind of Pluralism , TableTalk, June 2008
Several books have been published as a result of Cranach Institute programs.
Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA
William Dembski and Michael Ruse (editors)
Issuing from the Design and Its Critics conference hosted by the Cranach Institute in 2000, this book is edited by William Dembski and Michael Ruse, and includes a chapter by Dr. Angus Menuge.
Christ and Culture in Dialogue
Angus J. L. Menuge (editor)
Christ and Culture in Dialogue is a reflective look into the culture wars currently being debated in contemporary academic studies of religion and theology. This book is a Lutheran contribution to H. Richard Niebhur’s classic Christ and Culture. The first part of the book lays out the alternative approaches to Christ and culture and clarifies and defends a distinctively Lutheran stance. In this light, the second part pursues the dialogue between Christ and culture as it applies to more concrete social issues of the past and present with the perspectives of both West and East included. The third part is focused more narrowly on the institutions of the church, exploring the tensions between Christ and culture in worship, evangelism, and the accreditation and curriculum of Christian colleges.
The Theology of the Cross for the 21st Century: Signposts for a Multicultural Witness
Alberto L. Garcia & A. R. Victor Raj (editors)
This book is a collection of essays that explore the significance of Martin Luther’s theology of the cross within the context of the various world religions and philosophies.
Each contributor describes and interprets this distinctive Lutheran understanding of grace with the worldview of a major tradition or system. The writing is scholarly, yet accessible for the discerning lay reader. Readers develop a renewed appreciation for the richness of the cross and the ways Luther’s insights speak to different contexts.