It is the same Body
Jul23

It is the same Body

“The body which was born of the Virgin Mary, without any stain, without destruction of her virginity, without opening of the womb, without presence of man, and which was crucified by the unbelieving out of spite and envy, and which arose after three days from death, and sits at the right hand of God the Father in heaven, in glory and in dignity before the angels of heaven. It is the body the same as it is in this great glory, which...

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Reform it?
Dec07

Reform it?

The reformer says: I don’t see the use of this; let us clear it away…

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Always getting ready to live
Nov09

Always getting ready to live

The largest portion of our life passes while we are doing ill, a goodly share while we are doing nothing, and the whole while we are doing that which is not to the purpose.

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A mask of God
Mar02

A mask of God

The doctrine of vocation, a term that is just the Latin word for “calling,” deals with how God works through human beings to bestow His gifts. God gives us this day our daily bread by means of the farmer, the baker, the cooks, and the lady at the check-out counter. He creates new life — the most amazing miracle of all — by means of mothers and fathers. He protects us by means of police officers, firemen, and our military. He creates...

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Freedom of speech
Feb07

Freedom of speech

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” — Soren Kierkegaard

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The trouble with originality
Sep01

The trouble with originality

“The other trouble with originality and inventiveness is that they literally pay off. Provided that you are capable of either, you will become well-off rather fast. Desirable as that may be, most of you know firsthand that nobody is as bored as the rich, for money buys time, and time is repetitive. Assuming that you are not heading for poverty, one can expect your being hit by boredom as soon as the first tools of...

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