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Reformation Day!

It has become fashionable in some Protestant circles to poo-poo the Reformation or focus only upon its less impressive aspects and results, intended and unintended. And while I certainly mourn the destruction of beautiful Gothic abbeys and, indeed, the suppression of monasticism at large (why not Reformed reformed Benedictine orders?), as well as the unintended splintering of Protestants into a million factions with millions of individualist popes, I would like to focus on the positive aspects of the Reformation in this post. 1,015 more words



On October 31, 1517, a young monk in Wittenberg, Germany posted 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church. His intention was to begin a discussion with other scholars in the Catholic Church over the abuse of Scriptures by the church. 494 more words


Reformation Day

As many of you know, Friday is Reformation Day. There are already several bloggers who have commemorated Reformation Day this week and I just wanted to add my own commemoration to this. 119 more words

Various Thoughts

A Poor Puritan

Poor. Needy. Insufficient. The theme shared by these words is found often throughout Scripture, expressing the woeful natural condition of the souls of mankind. Yet naturally, men are blinded to this condition and, instead, we promote self-righteousness, self-reliance, and pretentious shows of “strength,” seeking to hide such destitution. 551 more words


Semper Reformanda

Sermon preached at Christ Lutheran Church, Spring Green, WI, on 10/26/14.
© 2014 Shawn Brooks

Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 46
Romans 3:19-28
John 8:31-36

Today is Reformation Sunday, a day of great tradition in the Lutheran Church. 1,105 more words

Theology Matters with the Pellews

Last night, I had the honor of discussing the differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant bodies with Doug Beaumont on Theology Matters with the Pellews… 90 more words

Original Material

Post tenebras lux

by Mike Ratliff

The Doctrine of Justification by Faith alone, or sola fide, was the key of the Protestant Reformation. Its recovery was from the darkness created by the dominance of man-made religiosity, which held that justification was accomplished through faith plus good works. 1,106 more words