11 May 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Who does the believing is better said as who's being given to?  Better to have God running the verbs, that way they are reliable.  To have us run them, they begin to wobble.  All verbs of salvation are in the passive, the divine passive. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Lecture Notes Systems II


Jeremy Loesch said...

The Divine Passive...that is a good check to run when sermon writing is completed. Are my verbs in the divine passive? If not, then edit.

Great reminder. Thanks Will.


Anonymous said...

Christ loves us even we fail.
Christ forgives us when we fall.
Christ empowers us to live the
Christian lifestyle through His
Word and Sacrament.
Christ guides us along the path
of life.

The Gospel message is active.