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When Stensen, or as he is more familiarly known by his Latin name, Steno, discovered and announced the fact that the heart is a muscle, he was looked upon with very much the same suspicion as to his sanity as Harvey, a half-century before, when the great English physiologist proclaimed the circulation of the blood, and such suspicions were rather openly expressed by those who were too conservative to accept this new teaching.

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The Sacraments: Divine or Human Acts? (Part 1)

Are baptism and the Lord’s Supper best understood as visible forms of the Word, and thus means by which God’s grace operates in us, or as human responses of faith to the Word that has already been proclaimed? 582 more words


Living in a World Come of Age: A Poignant Reflection from Deitrich Bonhoeffer

“And we cannot be honest unless we recognize that we have to live in the world etsi deus non daretur [‘as if God did not exist’]. 321 more words


Book Review: "Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life" by Stephen J. Nichols

Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life  by Stephen J. Nichols is part of the “Theologians on the Christian Life” series from Crossway. This volume focuses on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran theologian who was murdered by the Nazis. 949 more words


Sunday Quote: Dietrich Bonhoeffer as Lutheran

Every Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way! 404 more words


Morning Prayer 4.1.16, Friday in Easter Week

Mother Gwen chanted awfully well at 7 a.m. this morning, I thought. To watch and pray, click here.

We had a good time at 9 a.m.; to join in, … 2,460 more words


Anglican catholicity

Any sense of true catholicity has to begin with some sense of how the Church has lived through history; too often we hear resounding statements that such and such is ‘tradition’, only to discover that in is a tradition in one part of the church which once was not so, has been changed, and will be changed again: one example of that we had in a recent discussion over the RC practice of priests washing feet on Maundy Thursday. 930 more words