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Looking Lectionary: Reformation Day

Reading: John 8:31-36

I won’t lie, despite being a Presbyterian, historical Reformation stuff doesn’t exactly set my very soul on fire, and I don’t feel I know enough to write a big old post about it. 986 more words


Kuyper's Two Life Systems in Mortal Combat

“Moreover, besides this common parentage, there is another factor which, in the face of even a wider difference, would continue to unite your interests and ours. 423 more words

Being Intellectually Virtuous

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Snippets from Martin Luther’s Treatise On Christian Liberty

Years ago, I stumbled upon Martin Luther’s Treatise On Christian LibertyI still turn to it often, marveling at the insights regarding the intersection of faith and works.  458 more words


1309-1417: Avignon and the Papal Schism

For two centuries before the official launch of the Protestant Reformation, corruption and strife in the papacy prompted calls for reform within the Catholic Church.  Back in the early 14th century, the Pope had fled Rome and set up the offices of the church in Avignon, France.  646 more words


Misunderstanding Martin Luther's 95 Theses


The Reformation’s unparalleled rupture of the unity of Christ’s Church is said to have begun on Oct. 31, 1517, when a monk named Martin Luther nailed his soon-to-be-famous… 1,346 more words


Luther's 95 vs. my 95 -- #24

My 95 Theses #24:

If we stop church when we’re ready to end it, we may miss out on something beautiful God still wants to do.