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Welcome! This page has been created for the younger crowd. Please take a look at the posts and watch the videos that have been (mostly) written and created by orthodox Christians about your age. We also have other youth-related information that may appear here (such as the NEXUS program).

If you are  interested in someday going to seminary, you may also want to check our Seminarians page. If you’d like to see all of Lutheran CORE’s videos, click here.

A PDF  link for a list of resources for youth and young adults can be found here.  These books cover such topics as the reliability of the Bible, an explanation of the Christian faith as understood by Lutherans, the life of Martin Luther, and how to discern God’s call for your life. The same list can also be found (in non-PDF form) as a post below.

The button on the left below is simply Lutheran CORE’s email address. The button on the right takes you to our full Contact Us page.

Videos by our young adults!

This is a video about NEXUS 2021 created by Ethan Zimmerman and Luke Ratke.


 

This is a video book review by Ethan Zimmerman. He reviews the book “Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther” by Roland Bainton.


 

This is a video book review by Ethan Zimmerman. He reviews the book The Lutheran Pastor (by George Henry Gerberding).


 

Posts by or for our young adults!

The Potency of Missional Engagement

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Dear Friends— A most happy and blessed New Year to you and yours. No doubt, many of us reading this article can readily receive such a greeting; but, for some,…

Introducing Faith GreenHouse

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Pr. Dave Wollan More than an internship, a community for leadership formation! Faith Lutheran Church, in Hutchinson, MN, is excited to be launching a new initiative to address the need…

The Need for More Lay-led Lutheran Congregations

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It has, for decades, been an incredibly unfair reality faced by smaller rural and inner-city congregations.  In a denomination that has traditionally insisted that viable, healthy congregations must be led…

Better Call Saul: Discernment at Damascus

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Pr. Jeff Morlock Ananias (not Sapphira's husband, but the other Ananias) is an obscure figure in the New Testament. He appears only twice, for a total of eight verses. Yet…

Every Samuel Needs an Eli

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It's a question that youth have been asked since they graduated kindergarten. But in high school, the question becomes a…

Does Doctrine Matter?

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Does doctrine matter?  That is a question that has been asked again and again in the Church.  Sometimes, the question is asked because doctrine seems so dry and boring.  It…

Igniting Renewal Through Mission

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(How ‘City Mission’ was Born, Part 2) Editor’s Note: K. Craig Moorman is an NALC pastor of River’s Edge Ministries in Maryland and is a member of the board of…

No Acceptance of Confessional Faith at My ELCA Seminary

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Note from CORE's Executive Director: Many thanks to a seminarian, who wishes to remain anonymous, for writing about what it was like to attend an ELCA seminary.  Students considering enrolling…

NEXUS 2022: Train Them the Way They Should Go

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King Solomon was blessed in many ways with the wisdom the Lord had given him. He asked for wisdom (1 Kings 3:9) and he received it. We must hastily add,…

A Note from a College Missionary in Italy

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“Ciao! I’m Jackson. I’m from the United States. What’s your name?” This is the gist of how I started conversations during my time in Italy this past May and June.…

How ‘City Mission’ Was Born, Part 1: Katrina, The Unwelcomed Reformer

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Over the course of the past three decades, I have had the immense privilege of leading disaster relief efforts around the country, typically following a natural catastrophic event. Since my…

Did Jesus Die For Our Sins?

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I am very grateful for all the people who expressed deep concern over the movement I described in my April letter from the director to “cancel” the Gospel of John…

One Way to Reach Our Youth

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Have you ever wondered what good it does to “like” something you read on social media? Lutheran CORE mostly posts information, such as newsletter articles, devotions, and prayers, while others…

The Lord’s Prayer at HerChurch

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A friend of Lutheran CORE has written a side-by-side, phrase-by-phrase comparison of every phrase in the Lord’s Prayer as used by Ebenezer HerChurch with the version of the Lord’s Prayer as translated…

How Did It Happen? The ELCA and Community Organizing – Part One

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Introduction A question I am often asked by people is this – How did it happen?  How did LGBTQ+ values, priorities, and agenda completely take over the ELCA, and so…

Video Book Review – “Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther”

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Lutheran CORE continues to provide monthly video reviews of books of interest and importance.  Many thanks to Ethan Zimmerman for doing this month’s video review of Roland Bainton’s classic, “Here…

NEXUS: One Theology Institute, Two Mentors’ Perspectives, and a Triune God

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by Ethan Zimmerman and Luke Ratke Executive Director's Note: Many thanks to Ethan Zimmerman and Luke Ratke for telling us about their experiences at NEXUS this past summer.  Ethan and…

Resources for Youth and Young Adults – June 5, 2021

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Ashman, Scott. Who Am I?  Exploring Your Identity Through Your Vocations Who am I? What is my purpose in life? How should I live? This book invites you to explore…

Spring Devotional

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Editor's Note: This piece was written by a Luther Seminary student earlier this spring. I can't tell you what spring is like in places beyond the Midwest — I’m sure…

Our Thursday Night Group: The Lord Can Do This Anywhere

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Editor's Note: Jacob Moorman is a student and a tax preparer with plans to attend seminary after graduation. This is his second article for CORE. Click here to read his…

Pray for Kanye

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Editor’s Note: Ethan Zimmerman is a junior at Ohio Northern University where he heard the call to become a pastor. He plans to attend seminary after graduation. His grandfather, the…

This Crisis Calls for Unity in Christ

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Editor’s Note: Jacob Moorman is 22 years old and hails from Mt. Airy, MD. Jacob is finishing a business management degree and plans to attend seminary. He is a member…