Tag Archives: Gerhard Forde

Preaching Gospel as Gospel: How Unconditional is Unconditional?

The gospel is the story of Jesus Christ proclaimed in the performative mode of unconditional promise. What this means practically for the preacher is this: each week, through prayer, study, and meditation on the appointed biblical text, he must find … Continue reading

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Gerhard Forde on Descriptive and Declarative Language

Shortly after seminary I began devouring the writings on Lutheran theologians on the topic of justification by faith. I was particularly intrigued by the Jenson-Lindbeck proposal that the Reformation doctrine of “justification by faith” should be understood as a metalinguistic … Continue reading

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