Links

Bible Study:

  • Kretzmann’s Popular Commentary - An excellent online commentary on the entire Bible, from a conservative Lutheran perspective.
  • Lectionary at Lunch - An audio commentary on the appointed Scripture readings for the current week, as presented at lunchtime gatherings by faculty members to students at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
  • The Inspiration of Scripture - A Report of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
  • Bible Gateway - Online access to the text of Scripture in over 20 English translations. Compare passages side-by-side in different versions.

 

Denominational Links:

  • Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod - Shepherd of the Valley (SOTV) is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
  • Lutheran Liturgical Congregations - Directory of congregations – including SOTV – giving information about their worship services, directions, etc.
  • North Wisconsin District - LCMS - Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is a member of the North Wisconsin District. Mission: Encourage, network and equip Lutheran congregations of the North Wisconsin District-LCMS to vigorously make known the love of Christ.
  • The Lutheran Witness - Website for The Lutheran Witness, official magazine of the LCMS.
  • LCMS Reporter - Website for the Reporter, official newspaper of the LCMS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Dozens of answers to Frequently Asked Questions on many topics from the web site of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
  • Concordia Publishing House - Publisher for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, with many inspiring books, devotional, and gift items.
  • KFUO Radio - KFUO radio is the oldest religious radio station in the world, operated by the LCMS and located on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St Louis, Missouri; listen live and download.
  • Lutheran Heritage Foundation - LHF is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS that provides materials such as catechisms, hymnals, children’s Bible story books, and seminary textbooks in dozens of different languages to emerging Lutheran churches around the world.
  • LCMS World Relief and Human Care - The mercy arm of the LCMS.

 

Theology:

  • Book of Concord - The Book of Concord is a classic collection of documents stating the doctrinal position of the Lutheran Church.
  • Luther’s Small Catechism (1986 Translation) - An short, simple summary of Christian doctrine, written by Martin Luther.
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Dozens of answers to Frequently Asked Questions on many topics from the web site of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
  • Christian Cyclopedia - Online edition of Christian Cyclopedia, an excellent resource for theological and historical information.
  • Issues, Etc. - Stimulating guests and a conservative Lutheran perspective on the issues of the day; hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken; download or listen live Monday thru Friday from 3:05pm-5:00pm Central Time; alternate site.
  • Our World–His View - Listen to and download archives of this listener call-in program that provides a forum for Christians to discuss issues that conflict with the desire to lead a more God-pleasing life in an increasing, morally depraved secular world. Produced by an LCMS congregation in Michigan and featuring many noted guests and LCMS pastors.

 

Devotional:

  • Lutheran Hour Daily Devotions - Daily devotion from the worldwide radio outreach ministry of the LCMS, in print and audio formats.
  • Concordia Theological Seminary Chapel Services - Listen to inspiring chapel services from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Current week’s services available on demand.
  • Lutheran Hour Weekly Sermon - The weekly message from the worldwide radio outreach ministry of the LCMS. To listen online or download Click here.
  • For the God Who Sings - Listen on demand to the Australian Broadcasting Company’s For the God Who Sings, featuring classic church music including healthy doses of Lutheran composers such as J.S. Bach; two current episodes available on demand; some doctrinal content may not reflect the teachings of the LCMS.

 

Worship:

  • Lutheran Service Book - An online version of Lutheran Service Book from Hymnary.org with the lyrics for most hymns.
  • The Lutheran Hymnal - Lyrics and MIDI files for all the hymns in The Lutheran Hymnal and most hymns found in other Lutheran hymnbooks including Lutheran Service Book.
  • Database of Lutheran Hymns - A comprehensive, cross-linked online database of all the hymns from The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Lutheran Worship (1982), Hymnal Supplement ’98 (1998), and Lutheran Service Book (2007). You can see where a specific hymn occurs in each hymnal and which tune is used, which Scripture verses relate to a hymn, and search by Scripture reference, tune or title keyword for related hymns.
  • 20,000 Hymns, Gospel Songs & Spirituals - A fantastic collection of high-quality MIDI files for thousands of hymns.
  • Lutheran Lectionary Project - An amazing site giving the Collect and other Propers such as the Introit, etc. for each Sunday and weekday, according to the One-Year Series Lectionary in Lutheran Service Book. Propers are from the New King James Version; readings available from a variety of translations.

 

Writings by Martin Luther:

 

Other Links:

  • Listen to the Bible in a year - A guide to reading the Bible over the course of one year.
  • Answers in Genesis - Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.

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