Tag Archives: Martin Luther

Reflection: When the things of God and the Emperor conflict

As Christians, we too need to refuse to give our obedience and loyalty to ‘the emperor’ if the emperor is defacing the image of God by mistreating human beings. In such cases it is only by resisting the emperor that we can give to God the things that are God’s. Continue reading

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Sermon: How is Jesus like a bronze serpent?

The cross turns our ways of seeing the world upside down. God becomes powerless to defeat death; human suffering is taken up into the life of God. Continue reading

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Sermon: Commemorating the Reformation

looking at the Orthodox and Catholic churches, which do not ordain women, I can only be glad that Luther nailed his arguments to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. Or didn’t nail them, because that may be a myth. Either way, I think we’re a better church because of it.    Continue reading

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