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Thinking About the 95 Theses

As the last few blog posts have noted, this year is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, the work that in many ways sparked the movement we know as the Reformation. Today is the actual anniversary week of the publication of the Theses, as it happened on October 31, 1517, on...

He Did Not Stand Alone

By no means do I wish to diminish the significance of Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses on the church door in the town of Wittenberg, Germany 500 years ago, but as I have been reflecting this month on that event, his life, and the Reformation, I have come to appreciate more and more that...

The Bible in Our Language

There has been much talk this year about 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as the event that most would say sparked the Reformation (Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg Germany) happened on October 31, 1517. I thought it would be...

Are You What You Don't Eat? Understanding the Old Testament Food Laws

I recently did a “Hot Topic” night at Faith Church that was called “Defending Leviticus: Making Sense of the Old Testament Laws.” It was fun to think about this section of Scripture that Christians often do not know what to do with and pastors rarely preach. I...

Reflections on Blogging the Belgic Series

At the end of 2016 I set a goal (I hesitated to call it a resolution because we all know how they go!) to blog through the Belgic Confession, believing that both Faith Church and I could benefit from some discussion of each of the 37 articles that are found in this confession that stands as one...