Martin Luther on passive, i.e. Christian, righteousness.
Luther on the Kinds of Righteousness (1)
Martin Luther delineates the different kinds of righteousness, so that that Christian righteousness can come mor sharply into focus.
“The Devil Is Not Dead”: Luther on the Necessity of Galatians (Updated)
Last time, we looked at a comment Luther makes in his preface to the 1535 Galatians commentary. Below, as he warms up for the commentary itself, he explains why he is commenting on Galatians again, since he had already done so in 1519. Significantly, the reason is not...
From Faith to Faith: Exitus-Reditus in Luther’s Galatians Preface
Martin Luther begins the preface to his 1535 Galatians commentary by saying, more or less, "Wow, I cannot BELIEVE how verbose I was in the lectures that form the basis for this commentary. Like, way over the top; SOMEBODY SHUT ME UP!" Maybe they've been heavily...
Hemmingsen on Mark 7
It is significant that Christ not only healed a man, but that, in order for the man to be healed, others had to bring him to Christ.
Our Daily Bread: Hemmingsen on Grateful Faith
Hemmingsen’s discussion contains a salutary reminder that we are to receive God’s good created gifts with gratitude and acknowledgment. If we do not, we are robbing God.