The Not Preached God

Luther talked often about the “Hidden God.” He was intrigued by God’s chosen vehicle of self-revelation. God always chose to show up in the most unexpected places, the settings where man would never look for Him. He suggested that where God does not show Himself is just as important to understand as where He does […]

The Heidelberg Disputation

The Heidelberg Disputation was a significant landmark in Luther’s theology. I personally love this disputation as it captures the heart of his thinking. The Book of Concord explains what the disputation was all about. “Following Luther’s proposal for a disputation on the subject of indulgences, the Augustinian Order, to which Luther belonged, was generally supportive […]

Luther’s Theology of the Cross

Martin Luther spent his entire pastoral career mining the depths of the cross and applying it to his people. He loved to think about, sing about, write about, and preach about the cross. His whole theological program was cross-centered. Listen to a few of these quotes from Luther. “He deserves to be called a theologian, […]

The Theology of the Cross

The cross of Christ reveals the glory of  the humble God. The cross is not only concerned with redemption it is also concerned with revelation. God alone knows God. God alone can disclose God. God in his infinite wisdom saw it fit to disclose himself progressively throughout history and this revelation of his person climaxed […]