Erwin Lutzer

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Erwin Lutzer
Born (1941-10-03) October 3, 1941 (age 73)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Occupation pastor, author
Spouse(s) Rebecca Lutzer
Website
erwinlutzer.com

Erwin W. Lutzer (born October 3, 1941) is an evangelical Christian pastor, teacher and author. He is currently the senior pastor of Moody Church, in Chicago, Illinois.

Career[edit]

Lutzer served as senior pastor of Edgewater Baptist Church, Chicago, from 1971 to 1977. During that time he completed an M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. Previously he had earned the Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1967. He then entered the PhD program at Loyola to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy;[1] however, he did not complete his dissertation.[2] In subsequent years, Lutzer has received two honorary doctorates, an LL.D. from Simon Greenleaf School of Law and a Doctor of Divinity from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.[3]

The Moody Church[edit]

Since January 1980, Lutzer has been the senior pastor of Moody Church, in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The church and its ministries have grown significantly under his leadership, leading to the construction of a new Christian Life Center to complement the existing 75-year-old building.[4] On January 4, 2015, at a Sunday sermon, Lutzer announced that he would be retiring from his senior pastor position at the Moody Church.[5] He will retain the position until a new senior pastor is decided, and afterward will consider himself to be the church's "Pastor Emeritus", hoping to "assume a wider role" by continuing his radio show "Running to Win" as well as "speaking at media rallies, conducting seminars, and writing books" in the future.[5]

Radio[edit]

Lutzer is the speaker on three radio broadcasts: "Songs in the Night," "Running to Win" and "The Moody Church Hour." These broadcasts are heard on radio stations across the United States and across the world through the Internet. Sunday morning services at the church are streamed live, worldwide, through the church's website.[6] Lutzer speaks internationally at churches, conferences and retreats.

Author[edit]

Lutzer has authored more than 30 books, including Hitler’s Cross, which won a Gold Medallion award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and the bestselling One Minute After You Die: A Preview of Your Final Destination.[7]

More recently, Lutzer’s book critiquing Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, entitled The Da Vinci Deception, was featured on national broadcasts in both secular and Christian markets.[8]

Works[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Institute for Law, Theology, and Public Policy". Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Erwin Lutzer - A Personal Testimony". Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Meet Erwin Lutzer". Christianbook.com. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  4. ^ "Moody Church Christian Life Center". Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Dr. Lutzer to Assume Greater Role". Retrieved 2015-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Moody Church Radio Ministry". Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  7. ^ "Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda". WordJourney. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Focus on the Family - DaVinci Code Contributors". Retrieved 2007-04-22. 

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