christian life, luther, christians, faith, sanctification, theology
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Two customs of thought have tended to erect, if not a barrier, at least a filter between theology and Christian life.
The one is the hoary distinction between the "doctrinal" and the "practical" portions of the epistles - as though the apostles were "teaching" less strenuously when they were shaping the life and behavior of their readers than when they were discussing their faith. The other is the theologically more recent distinction between kerygma and didache and the assumption that when a preacher wants to save people, he tells them about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; when he wants them to behave as Christians, he tells them to behave as Christians.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Titus 2:11-14; Acts 5:42; Acts 15:35;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Caemmerer, Richard R.
"Theology and Love,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 30, Article 23.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol30/iss1/23