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Black Bread and Leadership in the LCMS by Uwe Siemon-Netto

By idaflo | May 19th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Photo of Uwe Siemon-NettoWanted: A Chief Distributor of Black Bread

By UWE SIEMON-NETTO

Martin Luther called the Gospel Schwarzbrot, meaning black bread, which he considered the most nourishing fare. Luther’s metaphor is magnificent in that it addresses the nutritional value of this spiritual kind of bread. It’s called Heilsgewissheit, or certainty of salvation. It frees the believer to roll up his sleeves and manage the challenges of secular life in the left-hand kingdom, as we Lutherans say.

I cannot think of any period in history when this message has been more pertinent than now….(article continues here)

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