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 28, 2009

his story—bible study blog up and running

my bible study blog is now up and running. the first two posts give an overview of the bible's structure and story, and a lesson on reading the torah.

hope you'll read along and bring your questions and comments with you.

today's van gogh
still life with bible, 1885


  1. Did I miss the link? I don't see it in the above post.

  2. sorry, forgot to add the link. it's in the post now. thanks for your interest.