My Katie

Continuing the Reformation spirit from October… Martin Luther declared of Galatians, in one of his Table Talks: “I have betrothed myself to it. It is my Katie von Bora.” Katie was of course his beloved wife. So this is high praise for a letter, even by the standards of a man who avoided understated language…

Colossians: Christ Alone

The trigger and the theology of the Reformation On 31 October 1517 a sheet of paper was nailed to a church door in what is now Germany. The content of the sheet was a protest against the sale of get-out-of-purgatory papal indulgences. But it was the big bold theology behind the protest that was set…