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Roland H. Bainton’s classic, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, is one of several Luther biographies I have on my shelf and it is a classic work, even if it is a little dry to read. I want … Continue reading

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Revelation’s Interpretation Through Time

G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “Though St. John the Evangelist saw any strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.”(Richard B. Hays and Stefan Alkier, 2012, p. 11) Particularly in the last … Continue reading

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An Ongoing Reference to Luther’s Works

I am a Lutheran pastor but not a Lutheran scholar and the breadth of Luther’s works makes them a staggering task to approach. As a part of my study of various books of the scriptures I have also made it … Continue reading

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Psalm 11: Confident Faith in the Midst of Trouble

Psalm 11 To the leader. Of David. 1 In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to the mountains;  2 for look, the wicked bend the bow, they have fitted their arrow … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 8 The Dangers of Abundance

Deuteronomy 8: 1-10 The LORD’s Care in the Exodus 1 This entire commandment that I command you today you must diligently observe, so that you may live and increase, and go in and occupy the land that the LORD promised … Continue reading

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Psalm 5- The God Who Hears and Protects

Psalm 5 <To the leader: for the flutes. A Psalm of David.>  Give ear to my words, O LORD;give heed to my sighing.  2 Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. … Continue reading

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Peace, Peace When There Is No Peace: Jeremiah 6: 9-14

9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Glean thoroughly as a vine the remnant of Israel; like a grape-gatherer, pass your hand again over its branches. 10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? See, … Continue reading

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Why the sign of the rose?

The rose was a symbol of the last Great Reformation, which we most often associate with Martin Luther and the posting of the 95 Theses and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.  In Luther’s seal the predominant image that gives … Continue reading

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