Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith, with Dr. Todd Hains

Todd Hains, advocate for a more Lutheran evangelicalism, joins Matt and Alastair to discuss his new book on Martin Luther and the Word of God.

For generations of evangelicals lacking good catechesis, Martin Luther is often seen as a primitive, unsophisticated, or backwards reformer. Into this negative environment, Dr. Todd Hains is bringing forth the richness of Luther’s thought and Lutheranism’s tradition. There is so much more than just justification by faith. Alastair and Matt discuss with Dr. Hains his latest book, and they get at the central question: What does it mean to interpret Scripture with Scripture?

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

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Dr. Todd Hains

Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith: Reading God’s Word for God’s People, by Todd Hains

What’s Up with Lutherans?” by Kevin DeYoung

The 1520 Tracts by Luther [affiliate link]

The Church Postils by Luther

Luther’s Small Catechism

ANE = Ancient Near East

TEDS = Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Apostles’ Creed: For All God’s Children (A FatCat Book), by Benjamin Myers

The Book of the Month is Peter Leithart’s new volume On Earth as in Heaven: Theopolis Fundamentals. Leithart calls the church to embrace her identity and mission as one shaped by biblical theology and liturgy. The world grows increasingly polarized and politicized, but the church’s commission remains unchanged. Christians carry out Jesus’s mission by being the church. For the month of October 2022, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 40% discount on their purchase of this volume.


The OG Reformer
Reading Scripture with Luther
Christian Pedagogy
Catholic Luther
Catechesis from Scripture
Gimme the Lutheran Pitch
Practical Advice for Churches

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