Interpreting the Lord’s Prayer Tag

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of those authors we all read in school. “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string” is an exhortation that every student recognizes the verity of when read for the first time. What many of us don’t know is that Emerson was more than just a writer and leader of the American transcendental movement. He also was...

Some of the most eloquent Lord's Prayer commentary delivered by a 20th century minister was that of German Protestant theologian and lecturer Helmut Thielicke, who also was the rector of the University of Hamburg from 1960-1978. His sermons on the Lord's Prayer were delivered to congregations in Stuttgart during the punishing WW II air raids that the allies inflicted on Nazi Germany. They...

The Lord's Prayer is a popular subject for the Sunday sermon. One such sermon was delivered by Charles Kingsley and included in his old book Sermons for the Times. Kingsley was a 19th century priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian, social activist, and a novelist (as well as a friend of Charles Darwin). Kingsley's analysis of the Lord's Prayer differs...

Throughout Christian history, there have been various pastors and writers who have attempted to explain the meaning of The Lord's Prayer, as seen through the lens of their personal belief system and interpretation of the Gospels. Below you will find a short analysis written by the Reverend Andrew Murray in 1896. For a longer and more contemporary analysis, please read The Living Hour's Progressive...