2015年受难节与复活节专题:主祷文中的基督与复活

今天是主的受难日(Good Friday)。这座城市正经历着第一场春雨。2015年的复活节对我有着特殊的含义,因为复活对我从未如此真切。清早起来将自己安顿在主祷文中,祈求太平洋两岸复活的生命连成一体。在这样的日子里,普世教会共同使用的圣经经文,不是福音书中某一段关于复活的见证,而是主祷文。

新年特稿:2015年度每周读经、主餐圣诗与新闻图片

亲爱的弟兄姐妹,各位亲友,新年好。元旦钟声仍在空气中飘荡,但是2015年的新年,我在阳光灿烂的盼望中,也有叹息和忧伤。我在祂里面看见了眼泪,也听见了祷告。孤独,疾病、软弱;远方还有激烈的枪声,高楼倒塌、飞机坠落和人群踩踏的轰鸣,以及河流在呜咽中干涸,大地和火山连同以及毒品战争的咆哮,最后一只小鸟、鹿茸和虎骨垂死挣扎,爱人仍在街头流浪……地是空虚混沌,渊面黑暗;地上满了强暴和同性恋……是的,孩子,在这样的日子里,神跟我们要什么呢?

问答与回应:与路德神学院教授讨论路德及其改革(七)

……we observe that the French revolution and the Napoleonic wars that followed convulsed Europe for a about 25 years, at least from 1789-1815. And when they were over they left a legacy of ideology and reaction that continued to influence Eur thought and society for decades to come. Furthermore, form the end of the 18th to the end of the 19th and even into the first decades of the 20th c, one country after another in Eur, beginning with Great Britain, experienced what we call today the industrial revolution, that means the transformation of Eur’s economic basis from agriculture to manufacturing and its population from rural to urban. This transformation laid the foundations for our modern, industrial prosperous society and also for mass democracy. But that didn’t happen without the Eur people experiencing a tremendous trauma which manifested itself in fantastic institutional change.

问答与回应:与路德神学院教授讨论路德及其改革(六)

Galileo of course was a great scientist in a variety of fields – mechanics, mathematics and optics as well as astronomy. But in this last field, many of his discoveries challenged not only Ptolomy but even Aristotle whose authority in matters scientific was practically absolute esp in the catholic uni world.

问答与回应:与路德神学院教授讨论路德及其改革(四)

……Please submit a book report on the biography of Martin Luther (Here I Stand). As best you can, evaluate the author’s achievement. For example, you may want to comment on his thoroughness, his sources, his style, or his biases. You may also want to point out something you learned from the book or some point at which you think the author is wrong. Also indicate the author’s opinion of Luther – his character, his theology, his accomplishments, and his significance.