Tag: justification

Christian Humanist Profiles 170: The Meaning of Protestant Theology

Ask what principle Martin Luther put at the center of his Protestant Reformation theology, and you’ll get several good answers: justification by faith alone; the primacy of scriptural authority over ecclesial authority; the theology of the cross. Philip Cary offers another answer to that question, one that is distint from yet fundamentally connected to those…

Synonyms to Ponder: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 24 October 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 24 October 2010 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Year C) Joel 2:23-32 and Psalm 65 • Sirach 35:12-17 or Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 and Psalm 84:1-7 • 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 • Luke 18:9-14 This week’s brief gospel reading, because isolated from the parables around it, made me ponder a verbal connection…