April 4th, 2019

Wednesday night monologue

'Merry Men' a novel by Carolyn Chute

'The Faculty Of Dreams: Amendment to the Theory of Sexuality Or Valerie' a novel by Sara Stridsberg Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner

'The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective' by Michael Bird
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Real Reason for Luther’s Reformation?

Aristotle’s Ethics: The Real Reason for Luther’s Reformation?
November 14, 2006
What was it that stirred Martin Luther to take up a reformer’s mantle? Was it John Tetzel’s fund-raising through the sale of indulgences? The posting of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses against the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences in October, 1517, did, indeed, stir the public at large. But Luther’s main complaint was located elsewhere. He offered his real concern in a response to the Diatribe Concerning Free Will by Desiderius Erasmus:

I give you [Erasmus] hearty praise and commendation on this further account-that you alone, in contrast with all others, have attacked the real thing, that is, the essential issue. You have not wearied me with those extraneous [alienis] issues about the Papacy, purgatory, indulgences and such like-trifles rather than issues-in respect of which almost all to date have sought my blood (though without success); you and you alone, have seen the hinge on which all turns, and aimed for the vital spot.1

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  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

election in Christ as participation of the elect in the election of Christ

It is in the cold death flow 10:50 AM Thursday morning. It is a cold gray morning here in West Michigan. It is predicted to rain today. What we need are several warm rainy days to cause the earth to turn green with Spring life.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I got up made a fresh pot of coffee and had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I ate breakfast messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then read till Carol got home from a book titled, 'The Saving Righteousness of God' by Michael Bird. Carol got home from around 9:05 AM. She is now off from work for four days. Our lives are speeding by!

After Carol went to bed around 9:45 AM I got out to read a book titled, 'Being In Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Investigation in a Reformed Perspective' by Hans Burger. Thus has gone by the morning hours. Carol said she would be up this afternoon around 2 o'clock PM. She said we would go out for dinner this evening and then go grocery shopping.

Last night I read the novel 'The Faculty Of Dreams' by Sara Stridsberg, made a video around 10:30 PM and went to bed around Midnight. Now it is another day in our lives.

I do not plan to leave the house this morning. I plan to brush my teeth and then dozed. I will read some more of the book, 'Being In Christ'. I have been reading so many books that my brain is spinning around and around. I have several books coming in the mail this month. I seem to be always getting books and CD's in the mail.

I suppose to I will close to do the next thing.
  • Current Mood
    tired tired