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  • Scriptura Sacra Sui Ipsius Interpres
    on Jul 10, 2015
    Since Romans 1:16-32 is the focus of our discussion it would seem that the most appropriate way to honor it would be to read it. It may just be that hearing it will go a long way toward answering our question, just as Paul intended so long ago…Do w...
  • Beat to it
    on Jul 10, 2015
    The FatherHis mother came from a better class family but she was unstable. Against the wishes of her parents she married below her class. In the end she died of Tuberculosis. Then came the Great War. His father married a simple wo...
  • A Prayer
    on Jul 9, 2015
    Look, Lord, an empty vessel that needs to be filled. My Lord, fill it. I am weak in the faith; strengthen me. I am cold in love; warm me and make me fervent, that my love may go out to my neighbor. I do not have a strong and firm...
  • Preface to the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans
    on Jul 7, 2015
    This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the sou...
  • Vorrede auf die Epistel S. Paul an die Römer
    on Jul 7, 2015
    DIESE EPISTEL IST DAS RECHTE HAUPTSTÜCK des Neuen Testaments / und das allerlauterste Evangelium / Welche wohl würdig und wert ist / daß sie ein Christenmensch nicht allein von Wort zu Wort auswendig weiß / sondern täglich damit umgeht / wie mit...
  • Paulus sin 1. Breef an de Christen in Korinth – dat 13. Kapitel.
    on Jul 3, 2015
    Wenn ick ok reden kunn so wunnerbor, as wenn de Engels singt, wenn ick ok reden kunn so sunnerbor, as wenn de Geist een dwingt – dat harr doch allns keen Wert, wenn nich de Lew dorbi den Utslag gifft. Sünst wär min M...
  • Love wins… wait… which love exactly are you talking about?
    on Jun 29, 2015
    There are four Greek words for love that are important for Christians to understand. They are αγάπη, φιλíα, στοργή and ἔρως (agape, phileo, storge, and eros). Three of them appear in the Bible. If we are...
  • Luther on the estate of marriage
    on Jun 27, 2015
    Some Lutherans are weathering a scathing season of debate on sexuality.Don’t want to pick that scab and re-kindle the same tired scripts on both sides of the debate.But I am fascinated by how little mention (during the debate) has been made of Mart...
  • Martin Luther about the value of rest and work
    on Jun 25, 2015
    “I command you and the entire circle of my friends to force you, under the threat of an anathema, to observe regular habits for the sake of your health so that you do not commit suicide [by overwork] and then pretend you did it in obedience to God.
  • Versuch einer kleinen Taufansprache (Mt 3:10-17) in leichter Sprache
    on Jun 21, 2015
    Warum taufen wir eigentlich? Ganz einfach – weil Jesus es uns vorgelebt hat – er ließ sich zuerst taufen; und weil er das so gesagt hatDas haben wir eben gehört, wie Jesus getauft wurde.Und wir taufen, wenn jemand zu Jesus dazugehören wil...
  • Bonhoeffer on community
    on Jun 11, 2015
    “It is true, of course, that what is an unspeakable gift of God for the lonely individual is easily disregarded and trodden under foot by those who have the gift every day. It is easily forgotten that the fellowship of Christian brethren is a gift...
  • A prayer about getting older
    on Jun 4, 2015
    Lord,Thou knowest better than I myselfthat I am growing older and will someday be old.Keep me from the fatal habit of thinkingI must say something on every subject and on every occasion.Release me from craving tostraighten out everybody’s affairs.M...
  • Gebet des älter werdenden Menschen
    on Jun 4, 2015
    Oh Herr, Du weißt besser als ich, dass ich von Tagzu Tag älter und eines Tages alt sein werde.Bewahre mich vor der Einbildung,bei jeder Gelegenheit und zu jedem Themaetwas sagen zu müssen. Erlöse mich von der großen Leidenschaft, die A...
  • Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio!
    on Jun 3, 2015
    I want to point out to you a correct way of studying theology, for I’ve had practice in that. If you keep to it, you will become so learned that you yourself could (if it were necessary) write books just as good as those of the fathers and councils...
  • Pfingsten?
    on May 24, 2015
    Der Pfarrer auf der Kanzelvergleicht den Pfingst–Geistmit Sturm und Feuer. – aber keine Angst: in den Kirchenbänkenbleibt alles ruhig –und mein Nachbar siehtverstohlen auf seine Uhr.  ––  Lothar Zenetti...
  • Luther on pilgrimage
    on May 19, 2015
    Martin Luther did not condemn pilgrimages as much as several other practices but his loathing of pilgrimages is quite clear in his writings. As with many things in the reformation, Luther's earlier writings moderately condemn the practice and then hi...
  • Scheidung
    on May 16, 2015
    hier siehst du, dass christus um des ehebruchs willen mann und weib scheidet, von welchen der, welcher unschuldig geschieden ist, sich verändern kann. denn damit, dass er sagt, es sei ein ehebruch, wer eine andere nimmt und die erste verlässt,...
  • Martin Luther on how sanctification looks this side of paradise
    on May 13, 2015
    We did not learn in the Papacy what constitutes a good work. Before the Gospel came, we were told that the works which we ourselves devised and chose were good works, such as making a pilgrimage to St. James or some other place, giving money to the m...
  • Let Your Sins Be Strong: A Letter From Luther to Melanchthon
    on Apr 30, 2015
    Jesus.Of course, you can only know and absolve those sins which have been confessed to you; sins which have not been confessed to you, you  neither need to know nor can you absolve them. That is reaching too high, dear gentlemen."  &nb...
  • Are You Man Enough?
    on Apr 29, 2015
    When I became a Christian I said Lord, now fill me inTell me what I’ll suffer in this world of shame and sinHe said, well your body may be killed, and left to rot and stinkDo you still want to follow me? I said amen, I thinkI think amen, amen I thi...

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