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Romans 5:3-5


“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:3–5 ESV) 61 more words


Job 2:9-10


“Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. 73 more words


Crucifying Egos

Mark 8:31-38


The cross is central to our story: it is central to Jesus’ ministry and mission; it is central to Christianity; and it is central to the overall story of humanity. 1,990 more words


theologia crucis

Luther espoused what came to be known as the theologia crucis (theology of the cross) for the Heidelberg Disputation which commenced on the 25 April 1518. 327 more words

Theologia Crucis

The Freedom of a Christian // Martin Luther (trans. by Mark D. Tranvik).

There’s nothing quite like Martin Luther, one of the Magisterial Reformers, to harken near 500 years after first penning this and show how faulty and insufficient your gospel has been. 258 more words

Book Review

Holy Saturday Christians

I don’t remember how it started, but just a few blocks into the walk to our hotel the debate was on. Our conversation ranged wide—the scope and purpose of salvation, justification, sanctification, the sovereignty of God, the relationship of divine and human agency—never seeming to settle in on one thing. 1,451 more words

Serving and Suffering Under the Cross: Martin Luther on the Visible Sign of the Militant Church (Reformission Monday)

As I suggested in my post “Rediscovering the Scandalous God“, Martin Luther’s concept of the “theology of the cross”, as opposed to the “theology of glory”, is one that has significant implications for the mission of the church. 1,664 more words

T.F. Torrance