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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. These theses rocked the religious, social, and political establishment of his day. He did not come to his reformation on his own. In fact, it wasn't even his reformation. It was God's reformation won from Luther's deep, heartfelt encounter with the Word of God.We believe that we need world-shaking encounters with the Word of God like that...again. In this podcast, two twins, who also happen to be Lutheran pastors, will take listeners o ...
We shouldn't be surprised that God chose to work through two seemingly opposite people, however, because God always chooses to work in the ways we would least expect.Di 1517 Podcasts
For Luther, Erasmus’ Christ-less, Spirit-less theological conclusions demonstrated that behind his supposed humanistic optimism lay a profound despair and pessimism.
God’s word is creative in both the imaginative sense and the constructive sense. It brings things into existence and displays new ideas, images, and concepts we did not previously perceive.Di 1517 Podcasts
The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.
Despite his trust in empiricism, throughout his life, Locke never entirely let go of the inspired Scriptures—or perhaps more accurately, the Scriptures never let go of him.
The night has passed and the day broken. In response to the morning dawn, birds sing, beasts arouse themselves and all humanity arises.
For all mankind, the answer is terrifically simple and remains the same: God wants to turn us towards the cross and then turn us back to our neighbors.
It turns out that when Elijah battled depression, God sent someone to just be with him. To comfort him.
Although God is always closer to us than the nose on our face, he has not taken the wraps off and given any sinful and mortal human being a full-measure, face-to-face meeting.
Calvary is our mountain of pardon. It is the place which reveals most definitively God’s plan to redeem and reconcile sinners to himself.
This spiritual giant of the Middle Ages is worth considering on this anniversary of his death.
He picks the unexpected and the unlikely, and goes to the unforeseen places, stacking the odds against himself, in order that age after age might stand in open-mouthed wonder at his sovereignty in and over all things.
What God created, God will grow. We don’t add a few stitches onto his creation.Di 1517 Podcasts
The grace of God does not save us at the beginning only in order to keep ourselves in his good graces by our good enough readiness.
Green is the color for “ordinary time” in the liturgical church year. It's the regular time of year that always gets overshadowed by other seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.Di 1517 Podcasts
Erasmus laid out his argument for a theology of grace and free will in much the same way modern Protestants have done since the Enlightenment.
As long as the church teaches the gospel, it will suffer persecution.Di 1517 Podcasts
For sinners who cannot seem to get out of their own way, Dane’s brings to bear the gospel of Christ’s heart, which aerates one’s spiritual lungs with undiluted grace.
Urchin at War is now available from 1517 Publishing.
Baptism is always valid because no unrighteousness or faithlessness on our part could nullify God’s faithfulness.
I am cognizant of the powerful lessons for life I owe to those nights in the air-raid shelter.
God will give you more than you can handle. But he doesn’t leave you alone. Not at all.
Luther's response to Erasmus was not meant to be a polite contribution to an academic duel.
The reason the mind is endlessly troubled about God predestining everything is the vague generalization. Generalizations are cold as ice, without the warm Christ.
It isn’t that God struggles to believe our repeated cries of “wolf.” Rather, we struggle to believe God when he repeatedly comes to us with forgiveness and mercy on his lips.