Thou Art Luther

Another addition to the collection of things Jesus never said, this reflects the way some Protestants view church history. [Read more…]

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How Did Luther Die?

I was asked recently how Luther died, and wanted to fact-check what I thought the answer to that question was. So I did what anyone would do – I typed the question in on Google. Here is the top part of the result: Am I the only one surprised that a question about “Luther” gives top [Read More…]

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Martin Luther Playmobil

Apparently the Martin Luther Playmobil toy is their fastest selling toy ever. I can’t seem to figure out where to buy one in the United States… [Read more…]

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Is Personal Bible Reading Bad for Christianity?

Paul Penley, in a guest post on Jesus Creed, discussed whether personal Bible reading has had an overall positive or negative impact on the church. Even those of us who are heirs to Luther’s convictions about individuals taking responsibility for their own beliefs and following the dictates of their own consciences, we can feel the force of [Read More…]

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The Most Interesting Reformer in the World?

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Prometheus’ Sin

There is a sample chapter from P. Z. Myers’ book The Happy Atheist on the Random House website. The chapter’s title is “Prometheus’ Sin,” and it opens with these words: Why are science and religion in conflict? Because changing ideas and new knowledge are sacrilegious. The the dichotomy that is Myers’ premise, as it is explored [Read More…]

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Nailed It

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The Brick Reformation

Via BLT, I learned that, in addition to the well-known Brick Testament depicting scenes from the Bible in LEGOs, on Flickr there is a depiction of scenes from the Protestant Reformation in LEGOs. Here is an example: [Read more…]

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Religious Doubt

Val Webb has shared a lecture she has been delivering, with the title “In Defense of Doubt.” It includes the following: Denigrating religious doubt is a matter of power and control — and a large dose of threat for religious authorities if people think for themselves.  Yet honest creative doubt has long been central in [Read More…]

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A Jazzy Fortress

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Voldemort is Martin Luther’s Brother

My son said to me yesterday, “Voldemort is Martin Luther’s brother.” It took a second to process the sentence, realize that he was talking about actors depicting these characters, and that the sentence was in fact true. I still think it is a funny sentence even so… [Read more…]

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