Item description for The Fire And The Staff: Lutheran Theology In Practice by Klemet I. Preus...
- Continues the tradition establshed by J. H. C. Fritz and C. F. W. Walther of fine works on practical ministry - Shows pastors how to carry out ministry on the basis of confessionally Lutheran theological principles - Stories and personal experience lend immediacy to the discussion - Unique in its presentation and content
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Studio: Concordia College
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 27, 2006
Publisher Arch Books
ISBN 0758604041 ISBN13 9780758604040
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More About Klemet I. Preus
Klemet I. Preus is pastor of Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Fire And The Staff: Lutheran Theology In Practice?
Excellent review of Lutheran Doctrine and Liturgy Jul 23, 2007
This book is both informative and accessible. Preus does a good job explaining the conflicts between traditional Lutheran Christianity and contemporary Evangelical Protestantism. He can be a little repetitive at times, but that is due to the fact that in theology everything builds off of and refers back to what came before. Preus' discussion of vocation was also very helpful, as the contemporary views of discipleship often achieve nothing more than create stress-everything carries with it a significance that it just does not deserve. The emotional aspect of contemporary worship has also always bothered me. Preus does a great job illustrating the problems with basing one's faith off of transient sentiments. This book deserves a close reading and serious thought.
Best approach to true Lutheran Theology and Practice Nov 9, 2006
This book gives real practical do's and don'ts to Lutheran Theology and Practice from a man who experienced all the do's and don'ts himself. I love the book for its boldness and I would recommend any Lutheran layman to read it and learn from it. Pastors can learn from it too.
Great book about why we worship the way we do as Lutherans Aug 30, 2006
This is a book that helps the reader understand why we worship as Lutherans the way we do. It goes into great depths to understand the theology behind our actions as a church and yet is not too hard to understand. The author has a good way of putting things down on a layman's level.
The Fire and the Staff Aug 3, 2006
A most excellent book and a must read for all Lutherans and those who are toying with the whole "church growth" movement. Rev. Preus is no-nonsense, hard hitting, confessional and orthodox while reaching out in love to those in error. If you are concerned that the church is losing its ancient orthodox and catholic roots and is becoming the "church of what's happening now", you need to read this book! Buy one for your pastor, he needs to read this as well. Promote the book in your church as a most excellent replacement for "The purpose driven life."
A book for our times May 13, 2006
In his book, The Fire and the Staff: Lutheran Theology in Practice, Klemet Preus has provided the church an instant classic in pastoral theology. It is no exaggeration to say that a pastor can learn much that he needs to know to minister in the present American context from this single book, to say nothing of the potential of this book for catechizing our laity. If this book is read and taken to heart in our church, the impact will be palpable. In one omnibus volume Preus tackles the essential Lutheran teaching of the reciprocal relationship between doctrine and practice in light of the Reformation and its early controversies, American Lutheranism and its interaction with Revivalism and Evangelicalism, and the modern challenges of the Church Growth and Charismatic Movements.