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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

"Nothing Other Than Sheer Life": Martin Luther on Preparing to Die (1519)

In 1519, Martin Luther preached a sermon in which he offered counsel on the importance and manner of preparing to die. This message has become particularly relevant to me in light of… 1,892 more words

Christology

Rediscovering the Scandalous God: Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross (The Heidelberg Disputation of 1518)

Although we think of Luther’s famous 95 theses as sparking the Reformation in 1517, it would perhaps be more accurate to accord this honor to the theses that he prepared for the disputation in Heidelberg in 1518. 2,268 more words

Reformation

Jürgen Moltmann on Crucifixion

During this past Lent I read through Jürgen Moltmann‘s classic work The Crucified God. I am just finishing it up, but it is both an intellectually challenging and deeply moving book. 196 more words

Jesus

Good Friday

Today we look upon our Lord. All seems lost. We have all scattered. It appears Rome has won. John the Baptist points to our Lord, He was supposed to be the Messiah, the Lamb that would take away the sins of the world. 10 more words

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