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Hosted ByElizabeth Pittman

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The Lutheran Confessions in Daily Life | Rev. Andy Wright

This episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast features author Pastor Andy Wright as he previews his new book, Faithfully Formed: The Lutheran Confessions in Daily Life. Andy joins host Elizabeth Pittman to take a look at the Confessions and their roles in our lives as Christians, and how they are relevant to us as we face challenges prevalent in today’s culture.
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Show Notes:
The Lutheran Confessions play a vital role in the church—both centuries ago, and today. But do they apply to the daily life of an ordinary person? 

Pastor Andy Wright offers a resounding “yes” in his new book, Faithfully Formed. He quotes, summarizes, and synthesizes key teachings from the Confessions, revealing their relevance in our daily lives. Listen to the episode as Andy talks about why the Lutheran Confessions are important to nurturing our faith, what led him to write his book, how we are called to live in relationship with one another, and more. 

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  • For listeners who may not be Lutheran, what are the Lutheran Confessions?
  • What led you to write Faithfully Formed?
  • What is your response to someone who wonders how these writings from so long ago could be relevant to their lives today?
  • Why is it important to not only believe in God, but to know and articulate who God is?
  • Why is everything about Jesus?
  • How do the Lutheran Confessions help us to recognize God at work in our daily lives?
  • How can the Lutheran Confessions help us address tough cultural issues we see today regarding marriage and gender?
  • What do the Lutheran Confessions have to say about who our neighbor is and how we should live in relationship with one another?
  • How can these be viewed as a handbook for the baptized?
  • Why is it important that, as Christians, we are confident in confessing Christ?

About the Guest:
Pastor Andy Wright serves as senior pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas, and previously served St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone, Iowa. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Languages from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also holds an M.Div. and an S.T.M. in systematic theology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is currently working on his dissertation pertaining to the Lutheran Confessions for a Ph.D. in doctrinal theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Pastor Wright and his wife, Rebekah, have been blessed by God with four daughters, a son, and children who went to be with the Lord from the womb. His areas of focus and interests in theology are the Lutheran Confessions, Luther studies, and pastoral theology. Outside of theology, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and anything pertaining to aviation and the space program.