David Garland on Desperation & Faith

Friends, Yesterday I came across that stunning quote by the late Mike Yaconelli. Today, during some more preparation, I came across this quote by David Garland in the NIV Application Commentary on Mark’s Gospel (5:21-43): “Faith is impelled by desperation that Jesus is sufficient to meet whatever need one has. The ruler and the woman… Continue reading David Garland on Desperation & Faith

David Wells on Luther’s Anxiety: God’s Wrath & Grace

Friends, Prof. David F Wells wrote God in the Wasteland as part 2 of four boelanoks that were (are) a tour-de-force examination of what is typically referred to as ‘evangelicalism.’ That’s a rather nasty term, and I dislike it precisely because it has no concrete referent. Be that as it may, Wells’ books are remarkable… Continue reading David Wells on Luther’s Anxiety: God’s Wrath & Grace

Happy Reformation Day!

Friends, October 31, 1517 is the best-known date in Protestant history. At high noon on October 31, 1517, Luther, a 33-year-old university professor, walked to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and tacked to it a document. The door served as the town bulletin board, and Martin Luther had an announcement to post.… Continue reading Happy Reformation Day!