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Justification & Jesus

November 8, 2016 had been a monumental event not only to the US, but also to the entire world. Americans have been divided between two giant candidates for presidency: Trump or Clinton. 594 more words

Doesn't Ephesians 2:8-9 Teach Faith Alone?

When you’ve been raised to believe something so fundamentally that it forms the basis of your spirituality, it can be quite difficult and disorienting to learn that your belief isn’t supported by the Scriptures or by the facts. 6,485 more words

The Bible

Notes on Mark Lilla's "Sola Fide"

“… a soft dogma … begins with basic liberal principles like the sanctity of the individual, the priority of freedom and distrust of political authority and advances no further… Small-government fundamentalists on the American right and anarchists on the European left, absolutist civil libertarians and neoliberal evangelists of the free market … What they share is a mentality, a prejudice” 694 more words

Criticism

The Empty Hand of Faith – Vintage

“Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness . 245 more words

Protestantism

On "Lutheranism" by Gritsch & Jenson

I recently finished reading Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and its Confessional Writings, coauthored by systematic theologian Robert Jenson and church historian Eric Gritsch. It was published in 1976 when the Vatican II council was still fresh memory and ecumenical hopes were high. 1,379 more words