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The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany by Ronald K. Rittgers

Ronald Rittgers’ The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany is a thorough and masterful examination of how the church’s ministry to suffering laypeople changed under the Lutheran Reformation as a result of the teaching of salvation by faith alone. 1,728 more words

Book Reviews

Thursday – February 26, 2015: Who Do We Say Christ Is?

Mark 8:27-30

27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” 30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. 823 more words


Tuesday - February 24, 2015; Bread for Life

Matthew 4:4

4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”   869 more words


Why I'm Interested in Universal Salvation (Hint: it's not from being too liberal)

I originally posted this as a comment on Fr. Kimel’s blog, but I realized this is my best telling of a couple of different life events that I have tried, sometimes with embarrassing fervor and long-windedness, to communicate before. 487 more words


The Tool for the Job

Something Rob said in comments on  C’s Ash Wednesday post has been bugging me. We were talking about Shine, Jesus Shine, and as usual we were rather uncomplimentary about it. 442 more words


Thursday – February 19, 2015: A Different Season

1 John 1:5-7

5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. 981 more words


Monday - February 16, 2015: 'Real'-Life

Mark 9:7-8

7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. 1,124 more words