Category Archives: Theologie

Trust only in God (C.H. Spurgeon)

During the oral part of practical theology in the first theological examination Professor Dr. Wilhelm Rothfuchs gave me an unseen quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I was to put it into context and evaluate it step-by-step. Thankfully, I had read … Continue reading

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How to understand Luther

Dr. Joachim Mörlin asks: “How to read the books and pamphlets of the dear and blessed man of God Dr. Martin Luther beneficially.” [1] Back in 1585 he answers this rhetorical question: Firstly, note, that Luther has three marked advantages … Continue reading

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O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd…

O Gott, der Du schufst Himmel und Erd,Du schufst sie gut, gerecht und pur,dass niemand als Leergut rumtreibt nur,als ob Tods bestimmt von Geburt.Vielmehr, Dein Wort stets Leben sätDein Triumph in gefallener Welt.Dein Licht erstrahlt, schenkt Leben.Du hast es uns … Continue reading

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So halte ich es mit dem Hl. Abendmahl…

0.   Mein lieber Friedrich… Zu lange schon liegt diese Aufgabe auf meinem Schreibtisch. Zuerst wollten wir uns im Brauhaus treffen, um über einem Bier dieses Thema aufzugreifen. Du wolltest von mir hören, wie wir es den mit dem Abendmahl halten … Continue reading

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Job 23: Looking for justification…

Oswald Bayer makes a point of illustrating man´s common pursuit for justification in our time. He goes a long way to prove, that that is a general and practically universal human endeavor, despite others pushing the agenda, that this sort … Continue reading

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Invocavit: Luther contra iconoclasts

The iconoclasts – radical reformers under the raving extremism of Dr.Andreas Karlstadt – were throwing out the baby with the bath water. Trying to introduce the precious gospel of our Lord, they went overboard and started to attack art work, … Continue reading

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Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis” in pictures

This mornings classes on the presentation of the little baby Jesus – eight days old – in the temple concentrated on Simeon’s “Nunc Dimittis”. Here are some pictures used as illustration. One group depicting Greek and Russian icons, whereas the … Continue reading

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Sexagesimae: 2nd Sunday before Lent

Watchword from Hebrews 3:15:  “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Introit from Psalm 119: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Thou art my hiding place and my … Continue reading

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Concerning the joy of your salvation

In today’s readings from the “Treasury of Daily Prayer” there is a longer quote from Anselm of Canterbury’s MEDITATION IV [154]:  “Concerning the Redemption of Mankind.” Here it is quoted at length for your reading, contemplation and edification:    “O CHRISTIAN … Continue reading

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„Whose Christ is it? – translated into German

Neuerscheinung zur „Entdeckung des Christentums in Afrika“ SELK-Theologen beratend eingebunden Göttingen, 11.7.2013 – selk – Wie kann die Übersetzung eines Buches Menschen ansprechen, die nicht im selben Land leben wie der Autor? Was interessiert Jugendliche, die sich auf einen Auslandsaufenthalt … Continue reading

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