Monthly Archives: October 2017

Luther’s 95 Theses: Educated Believers

Educated Believers Christians are to be taught Luther’s rhetorical skills are on display in his repetition of the same phrase in theses 42-51: “Christians are to be taught.”  Here he presents his positive picture of a life of penitence in … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 Theses: Economic Justice

Economic Justice Saying NO to redeeming souls for the sake of money (82, 84) In the 95 Theses, it’s revealed that one of the things that infuriated Martin Luther the most about the system of indulgences was that it was … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 Theses: Truth to Power

Truth to Power Confronting the powerful by “bringing the truth to light” Preface: “Out of love and zeal for bringing the truth to light, what is written below will be debated in Wittenberg with the Reverend Father Martin Luther…” Martin … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 Theses: Gospel of Grace

Gospel of Grace The true treasure of the church is Christ’s forgiveness   Thesis 62 is the most quotable of all, and functions as the heart of Luther’s message: “62. The true treasure of the church is the most holy … Continue reading

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Luther’s 95 Theses: Christ the Center

Christ the Center It all begins (and ends) with a name: “Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.” “1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, in saying “Do penance…” (Matthew 4:17), wanted the entire life of the faithful to be one … Continue reading

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