The church of Luther’s day imposed itself upon the people according to the discipline of the sacramental system. Through the sacraments God’s grace was mediated to the worshipper, but without…
‘…We preach Christ crucified…’ The more Luther thought about things he reached the conclusion that if anyone wanted to understand anything about the nature and purpose of God as described…

It’s not fair

22. October 2017
Have you ever said, ‘It’s not fair!’  about something. A man called Charlie Boswell could have said it. `but he didn’t.  He was blinded during the second world war whilst…
‘…Faith is assurance of things hoped for…’ (Hebrews 11, 1a) The Church of Luther’s day thrived on the inherent uncertainty of the human condition. Whilst Christianity taught that it was…
‘…All Scripture is God breathed…’ (2 Timothy 3, 16). Martin Luther was his own man, but his contribution to Christian history was shaped albeit indirectly by other factors. The Renaissance…
‘…And your neighbour as yourself…’ (Luke 10, 27b). Sometimes, it’s best to quit when you are ahead. The young man had asked his question and in response to Jesus had…
‘…Be transformed by the renewing of your mind…’ (Romans 12, 2) Belief and knowledge: faith and reason have more often than not been set over against each other – the…
‘Be strong, and of good courage’ (Joshua 1, 9) Our strength is what we are, and some are stronger than others, but all of us are sufficiently strong in whatever…
‘I make all things new’ (Rev 21, 1a) ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish’ (Prov 29, 18) A lot of midnight oil has been burned in an attempt…
‘…When Thou hearest, forgive…’ (2 Chronicles 6, 21b) ‘…I have compassion on the crowd…’ (Matthew 16, 32b) Harvest Thanksgiving is all to do with giving as a way of saying…