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"The Cross Alone is Our Theology."
                                                                     Martin Luther

“What shall we be? Let us be radicals: not conservatives or liberals, fundagelicals or charismatics (or whatever other brand of something-less-than gospel entices), but radicals: radical preachers and practitioners of the gospel by justification by faith without the deeds of the law. We should pursue it to the radical depths already plumbed by St. Paul, especially in Romans and Galatians, when he saw that justification by faith without the deeds of the law really involves and announces the death of the old being and the calling forth of the new in hope. We stand at a crossroads. Either we must become more radical about the gospel, or we would be better off to forget it altogether."

Gerhard Forde

November 29, 2017

Because of its emphasis on repentance, Advent is a season of great seriousness. Advent is not a proper time for festivity, much less of partying and secular concerns. Advent is not part of the Christmas holidays, and Christians of earlier times would be shocked at the...

November 20, 2017

"See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are."  1 John 3:1

After the prodigal son had returned home, he may have had second thoughts. He may have wished for a forty hour week instead of being restored to the r...

November 17, 2017

The expression 'radical inclusion' is used in some Christian circles to describe the character of God's grace. If radical inclusion describes grace, perhaps it would be useful to clarify just what grace actually is.

We may also ask, what kind of life does this radical g...

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