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
Friends, Farewell to those who want an entirely pure church and purified church. This is plainly wanting no church at all.”–Martin Luther as quoted by Art Lindsley in Love the Ultimate Apologetic, 119 Soli Deo Gloria!
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
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!