Rev. Dr. Charles L. Cortright (B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.) is associate professor of theology at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he teaches Old Testament, Romans, worship, and Luther. He received his Ph.D. in historical theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee. His dissertation, "'Poor Maggot-sack That I Am': the Human Body in the Theology of Martin Luther" (2011) explores the Reformer's conception of the human body in life, illness, death, and resurrection. He is the board secretary of Luther Academy and an editorial associate for LOGIA. Before coming to WLC, Prof. Cortright served WELS parishes in California and New Jersey and taught at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota. He and his wife, Connie, have four married sons who all serve in the Lutheran ministry of the WELS.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.