welcome. why "weak on sanctification"?

this accusation is often made about lutheran christians. because we focus so strongly on god's justifying grace in christ, and our continual need, as "sinner-saints," to receive god's gifts of grace through word and sacrament, people say we are "weak on sanctification." i prefer to say we are strong on jesus, whose sanctifying work in our lives is the fruit of the gospel all along our lifelong journey. i would much rather focus on what he has done than on anything i might do.

the weekly discussion

each week I set forth a topic to promote discourse about some aspect of Christianity, the church, or the spiritual life. i would love to hear your perspective and thoughts on each week's subject. these discussions are usually posted on mondays, so if you missed this week's post and would like to catch up on the conversation, just scroll down and join us.

September 24, 2009

coming soon...

i have begun working on a new site where i will post bible studies. it will be called, "his story," and i hope to announce the address and first posts in the next week or so.

it is my intention that these will be serious, though brief, studies of the entire bible. posts will include "big picture" studies of larger portions of the bible as well as closer looks at individual passages and chapters.

as always, i will welcome your involvement and responses to these studies. i realize that there are many resources out there, but perhaps you will find a friend here to guide and interact with you as you walk through the pages of god's book.

it's my prayer that our lives will be shaped by his story as we take this journey together.

today's van gogh
still life with bible, 1885

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