Commemoration of Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor

Today marks the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther (1483-1546).  From Murray's A Year with the Church Fathers: Martin Luther, born on 10 November 1483, in Eisleben, Germany, initially began studies leading toward a degree in law. However, after a close encounter with death, he switched to the study of theology, entered an Augustinian monastery, was ordained … Continue reading Commemoration of Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor

Reblog: “Why Karl Barth Should Have Just Read Johann Gerhard” (Just & Sinner)

Given that our featured work for the podcast is Gerhard's Sacred Meditations, I found this piece to be happily timed. Just posted today, and worth the read: "Why Karl Barth Should Have Just Read Johann Gerhard", by Nathan Rinne and Paul Strawn on Just and Sinner. Here's an excerpt: Hermann Rahtmann was a Lutheran pastor who, … Continue reading Reblog: “Why Karl Barth Should Have Just Read Johann Gerhard” (Just & Sinner)