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We Are All Beggars: The Life & Theology of Martin Luther

Who was Martin Luther? What did he do when he nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg on Oct 31st, 1517? What did he intend when he sought to ground the Christian life in a theology of the cross, rather than a theology of glory?

This seminar from our friends at Covenant Theological Seminary marks the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation by considering the late Medieval context of Luther’s Reformation. The seminar will explore his theological, pastoral, and biblical writings, seeking to make application for the Christian life in our “post-everything” culture. Through lectures, review of primary and secondary texts, and conversation in community, attendees will seek to understand Luther’s theological program, considering key features of his thought, such as the doctrine of justification, the theology of the cross, law and grace, prayer, hymnody, and vocation.

Professor David Filson is a pastor-scholar who serves on the pastoral staff at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. David is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. candidate in Historical and Theological Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and a visiting lecturer in Apologetics and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte and Atlanta. David blogs at, and He is also a regular panelist for the podcast, East of Eden: The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards.

This weekend seminar is part of a larger course which continues each evening the following week. Covenant Seminary students, alumni, and auditors are eligible for that week-long course. For more information about Covenant Theological Seminary Nashville and the Masters of Theological Studies degree offered in Nashville, please connect with the site director, Rob Wheeler at

Times & Dates

Saturday Aug 5, 8:30am–5:00pm

The cost to the public is $45, but Rabbit Room readers can use the discount code “rabbitroom” to register for only $15.


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