Being Theologians of the Cross

1 Corinthians 1:23-24, We proclaim Christ crucified… Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God (own Greek translation). Our confession as Christians is Jesus Christ our Lord, in whom God’s power and wisdom are fully revealed, especially on the cross. Thus, when confronted with the mysteries of God, we must not act as the theologian…

Review: Theology Is for Proclamation

Author: Gerhard O. Forde Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, 1990 Rating: 5/5 stars Review This is a great read for any theological student. However, as the book is geared towards proclamation/preaching from the pulpit in the public office of the pastor, this book will be most meaningful and insightful for pursuing pastors, particularly Lutheran pastors. Forde’s systematic theology is a…

Facing Trials: Looking Forward (Conclusion)

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…

Facing Trials: Wherein Ye Greatly Rejoice

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…

Facing Trials: Only For A Season

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…

Facing Trials: Parable of the Sower

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…

Facing Trials: Exercising Faith

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of…