They Need Not Go Away

Recapturing Lutheran Spirituality

By Timothy A. Rippstein

Foreword by Timothy H. Maschke

They Need Not Go Away

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  • Pages: 168
  • Publication Date: 5/29/2020
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They Need Not Go Away

Recapturing Lutheran Spirituality

By Timothy A. Rippstein

Foreword by Timothy H. Maschke

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  • ISBN: 9781725259980
  • Pages: 168
  • Publication Date: 5/29/2020
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About-

Have you ever wondered how the Lord sustained Martin Luther through one of the most personally and spiritually intense times in the history of Christendom? And does God still do this today? The answer is yes! They Need Not Go Away is a practical book identifying and teaching modern-day Millennials and Gen Zers about Lutheran spirituality. It offers prayer practices designed and applied by Martin Luther, the Reformer, for modern families, individuals, adults, and teenagers. These spiritual practices are also applied to the modern Christian. To support these practices and the Lutheran contribution to Christian spirituality, this volume traces the influences of Martin Luther’s piety from pre-Reformation influencers to Dr. Luther as he navigated the tremendous social, cultural, and ecclesiastical pressures of his time. His spirituality is then traced through the next generations of Orthodoxy and Pietism identifying the shifts away from the affective aspects of Lutheran spirituality and elevation of the academic and more cognitive characteristics received in the twentieth century. The goal is to recapture the wholistic spirituality including the cognitive, affective, and experiential features. These are still useful in the hands of the Lord for today’s believers.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Rippstein casts a wide net into contemporary writers and medieval sages to support his application of Luther’s spiritual discipline, centered on engagement with Scripture through prayer and meditation in the midst of spiritual struggles, to the challenges of drawing those leaving the church or ignoring its message altogether into the living Christian fellowship. Readers will find here stimulus for enlivening their own devotional lives as well as tips for conveying their faith to others.”

—Robert Kolb, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis



“The author, highly sensitive to the spiritual hunger of many members of today’s generations, especially the millennials and Gen Z, and religious types such as the nones, dones, and SBNRs, highlights the life and times of Luther: many personal crises, his response in a devotional theology based on a solid law-gospel foundation, five spiritual mentors, devotional writings and spiritual practices that connect with the cognitive, visual, affective, and experiential worlds of today’s generations . . . and all who seek to grow in a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ.”

—Marvin Bergman, Concordia University, Nebraska



“Rippstein has managed to share a unique combination of sociology, practical spiritual exercises, and theological/historical content, all focused on the particular contributions that Lutheran spirituality makes to our current postmodern era. I found it delightful and helpful.”

—Susan Steege, author of Kindling the Heart: Nurturing Young Christ-like Servant Leaders

Contributors-

Timothy A. Rippstein
Timothy H. Maschke

Bio(s)-

Tim Rippstein is the product of a gracious God who watched over him through childhood, from infant baptism though his parents’ broken marriage, and was raised by a caring, but very tired mother along with his sister. He received graduate degrees from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He has been a missionary to Japan, Director of Christian Education (DCE) in congregations, and university professor training DCEs. He is the author of They Need Not Go Away.

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