Luther's September Testament not only shaped the reformers’ theology but also was as big an influence on the German language as Shakespeare was for English.
Church Fathers: Cyril of Alexandria, Saint and Sinner
Cyril’s fervor for pure explication of the gospel was present throughout his career.
500th Anniversary: Luther’s Invocavit Sermons (Part 2)
Confession is not another ecclesiastical bludgeon but is instead a gift. There we can tell the truth about ourselves, knowing that Christ has only mercy for us in response.
The Beatitudes are Ridiculous
Look the judge in the eye and pin your sin on Jesus, the divine judge’s son. Jesus knows you can’t do it, so he trades places with you and pits himself against God’s righteous demands.
Luther, Jesus’ Body, and a Troubled Conscience
Luther saw that God demands not that we become perfectly righteous like God but that we simply receive the gift of righteousness; a gift that actually makes us worthy.
Relax, It's Me: How Jesus Saves Us From Doubt and Despair
For those of us who recognize the disciples’ despair in ourselves, Jesus comes with the same word: “Relax, it’s me. Peace be with you.”