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.
October 2, 2009
"his story"—big picture of the torah
the third study has been posted on my bible study blog, "his story."
this is another "big picture" look at the torah (the first five books of the bible) and how, by standing back and looking at some of its overall characteristics, we can gain insight into its meaning.
take some time and check it out!
today's van gogh
still life with bible, 1885