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The Augustana Ministerium: A pastoral association formed to preserve and promote Lutheran pastors and a<br>distinctively Lutheran Ministry of Word and Sacrament to Lutheran congregations.


[ The following conference having now been completed, you may find its audio files at http://augustanaministerium.org/essays ]

The Augustana Ministerium Annual Conference Reading Lists

Please read the following before the conference, as these works will guide our discussion


Reclaiming the Old Lutheran Axiom:
We Teach Our Own—To Keep our Baptized Children Alive


Luther, Martin, “To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation,” Luther’s Works, American Edition, vol. 44, section 25

                         Prefaces to the Large and Small Catechisms

Sayers, Dorothy L., “The Lost Tools of Learning” (available in Wilson’s book or for free on the web, along with other resources at The Well-Trained Mind)

Wilson, Douglas, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education

Hicks, David V., Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education

Spitz, Lewis W., and Tinsley, Barbara, Johann Sturm on Education


Nurturing the Foundations of Faith:
Equipping God’s People to Defend Against the Reasoned Arguments of Unbelief



James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door (Intervarsity Press), Chapters 3-6, 9


The Balanced Spiritual Diet of Full-Strength Law and Gospel,
and the Deadly Signs of Imbalance (Boredom and Despair)



Walther, C.F.W, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel (especially Thesis XXVI)

Forde, Gerhard, On Being a Theologian of the Cross

Instilling Christian Citizenship:
The Freedom of Grace and the Bondage of the Neighbor


Luther, Martin, Freedom of the Christian,” Luther’s Works, American Edition, vol. 31

The Seven Deadly Values of Contemporary Culture:
The Shape of the Enemy’s Weapons against Our People Today


In descending order of priotrity:

Michael Allen Gillespie, The Theological Origins of Modernity (Chicago, 2008)

Douglas V. Porpora, Landscapes of the Soul—The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life (Oxford, 2001)

A. J. Conyers, The Long Truce—How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit (Spence, 2001)

John Lukacs, Democracy and Populism—Fear and Hatred (Yale, 2005)

Loren J. Samons II, What's Wrong with Democracy?—From Athenian Practice to American Worship (California, 2004)

Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation (Tarcher, 2008)

Barry Alan Shain, The Myth of American Individualism—The Protestant Origins of American Political Thought (Princeton, 1994)





FAQ Brochure (136k Adobe PDF) Contact Form and Info Our “Statement on the
   Holy Ministry”
Our Constitution and Bylaws
General Information Brochure
   (160k Adobe PDF)
Bimonthly Newsletter TAM “Statement on the
   Holy Ministry”
Online Membership
   Application
Printable Membership
   Application
Insurance Options for Pastors Information for calling a pastor (Applies to LCMS only; 104k Adobe PDF)
Upcoming Conference Info Reading Lists Registration Form Lodging and Directions Daily Schedule Past Conferences