Martin Luther, Freedom of Conscience, and The Bondage of the Will

Martin Luther’s The Bondage of the Will was considered even by Luther himself to be one of his greatest works of theology, as it established the biblical and logical basis for his most treasured doctrine—justification by faith alone, and, contributing to its continued popularity, it does so with all of Luther’s characteristic, and entertaining, thunder […]

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Universal Expiation, Definite Atonement: Did Jesus Die for the Sins of All People?

Many Bible texts indicate that Jesus died for all people. Should this impact our doctrine of atonement? And if Jesus died for all, why are all not saved?

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Ode to the Mothers in their Sisyphean Joy

Forgive me, please. I’m about to do what a man is not likely now or ever to be encouraged by prudence to do: I’m going to speak for women. Not all women, mind you. But women nonetheless, which is perilous enough. Though the women in my life are in fact considerable in number and unparalleled […]

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“Poiema”: A Poem

I was inspired to write a poem this morning, which is personally important because I have not published anything here for a while, and I have barely written anything other than midterms and seminary papers for the last few months. This is how it went: I was up too late last night/this morning reading a book […]

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