Martin Luther interpreter returns Sunday (Iowa)

The Rev. Don Rothweiler, who paid a visit to both Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton, and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in rural Sully, in October last year will return Sunday at both services.

Rothweiler previously spoke on the topic of “Christian Suffering and the Cross.” In May he will reflect on Martin Luther’s thoughts regarding the vocation into which baptism calls believers.

Vocation refers to more than one’s occupation. Vocation, in Luther’s thinking, refers to all relationships, situations, contexts and involvements. People often divide their lives into separate categories. Leisure is separated from work, religion from politics, family and friends, etc. Luther, however, eliminates the separations by seeing a Christian’s baptismal identity as the vocation of reflecting Christ, wherever one is, whatever one is doing, and with whomever one is gathered.

The appearance is another event in a year when the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

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