Luther

Why Bad News Is Good News

BY MATT JOHNSON

Martin Luther knew something about economics. Well, God’s economics anyway. It goes something like this: you can’t pay your way into heaven, and it was wrong of the Pope and his cronies to say so. The Christian life is all of grace and nothing of personal sacrifice or performance. These are the big ideas that frame Luther’s 95 theses.

Why Bad News Is Good News

No Other God Than The Crucified God

BY DONAVON RILEY

A pastor who's got his antennae tuned up for a person's confession will listen for where the First Command has broken loose in a Christian's life. He will listen for where the command has laid him open and left him naked and exposed and ashamed before God and his neighbors.

No Other God Than The Crucified God

To the Crazy Ones

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

What would happen if a group of misfits, rebels and round pegs aligned around a desire to bring us back to the pure Gospel?  What would happen if a group of reformers got together and pushed forward into this new day and culture with the message that has been handed down to us from the scriptures?

To the Crazy Ones

Reformation, Righteousness and Real Good News

BY BRENNAN MANNING

I believe the Reformation actually began the day Martin Luther was praying over the meaning of Paul’s assertion that the gospel reveals the righteousness of God to us—it shows how faith leads to faith. In other words, the righteous shall find life through faith (see Romans 1:17).

Reformation, Righteousness and Real Good News

No Approaching God Without Christ

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

The Law is a powerful word. The Law has the power to kill. The Law has the power to condemn and break down. The Law has the power to crush. And all of those powers are necessary—without the power of the Law, we’d never bear witness to the power of the Gospel.

No Approaching God Without Christ