Tag Archives | Christ

The World’s Emancipation | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich BonhoefferThe emancipation of the worldly order under the domination of Christ takes concrete form not through the conversion of Christian statesmen, etc., but through the concrete encounter of the secular institutions with the Church of Jesus Christ, her proclamation and her life.

—Bonhoeffer, Ethics, 324.

The Limits of Scripture | Victor Shepherd

Scripture is the only book which is essential to our engagement with Christ, but reading Scripture is not the same as engaging Christ; the book is not a substitute for a personal engagement with the living Savior.

—Victor Shepherd, Interpreting Martin Luther: An Introduction to His Life and Thought, 246.

The Theology of Paul the Apostle | James D. G. Dunn (§23)

We’re closing in on the end. There are only two sections left before the epilogue. In these chapters (Motivating principles & Ethics in practice), I suspect we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty about how Paul’s theology should influence our day-to-day lives. As a preacher (not to mention a Christian), I suspect this to be among the most important elements of Paul’s theology. So without further ado …

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