Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wresting the Wheel from God: Theological Roots of the Current Crisis in Christianity

This is an article from a theologically conservative pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America at the Word Alone website. His observations and insights are a worthy read for anyone seeking to reform liberal mainline congregations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved this thoughtful article by Pastor Scott Grorud from a November 2008 address. He really just highlights emergent/emerging church trends to emphasize God is love, be yourself, be tolerant and be about social justice--all what he calls the "theology of divine acceptance".

I wrote about Christ as our example quoting Machen some 100 years ago: "There are many people in history who can be our examples, but there is only one Jesus Christ. I had been using Christ as an example, rather than as my Savior. J. Gresham Machen in 'Christianity and Liberalism' writes, 'The early Christians regarded Jesus not merely as an example for faith but primarily as the object of faith. Christianity from the beginning was a means of getting rid of sin by trust in Jesus of Nazareth.' If Christ is my example, I run around being the nice Christian girl on a treadmill doing all I can to be nice to others. Do nice things for others and they will run to Christ because of me, I had reasoned." from "Getting Off the Niceness Treadmill" by Carol Noren Johnson

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