It’s good to become disillusioned as quickly as possible, because only then can we start to see the real person. It’s like when we move from ‘in love’ to just plain old love. Not so exciting, but vital for survival. … More Matthew 23:1-12 – Hero Worship?
Luther: Well, it’s been 500 years, but we’re putting the band back together.
Leo: You mean, you’re re-forming?
Luther: You could say that, yes.
Calvin: We’re on a mission from God. … More The New Blues Brothers – A Sketch for Reformation Day
It’s that unpopular little word with I in the middle – sin.
Today is the first Sunday of Lent, so this is a good time to be thinking about sin. The Bible has some helpful illustrations. It is missing the target, overstepping the boundary, falling short. But there are plenty of misconceptions about sin as well. Our passage today contains a very important text, verse 12, which has shaped the way that many of us think about ourselves and sin … More Romans 5:12-21
Great doctrines spanning centuries have been built upon two tiny words in this verse – ἐφ’ ᾧ – and churches have split over their interpretation. … More Essay on Romans 5:12