Author Archives: Ben Soderlund

Martin Luther on Depression and Melancholy

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, more and more Martin Luther quotes are coming across my desk. In his later years Luther was often depressed, so quite a number of Luther’s sayings have survived … Continue reading

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The Courage of a Biblically Informed Conscience

One of the things people most admire about Martin Luther was his steadfast courage in the face of great opposition. When the Reformation began to heat up Luther was summoned to appear before the Holy Roman Emperor and the senior … Continue reading

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The Precious Gift of an Understandable Bible

One of the most precious gifts of the Reformation was restoring the access of God’s people to God’s word. In the middle ages the bible was only available in Latin, which common people could not understand. In England, a man … Continue reading

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Joy and satisfaction in a weary world

Are you weary? Or feeling weighed down from the grind of the world? I’ve had a busy few days and am recovering from a cold, and I feel tired as I write this! But I’ve been reading Ecclesiastes as part … Continue reading

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Take up and read God’s Word

If you want to find God, how would you search? Recently at our BAC Thursday service we were reminded of one of the most famous conversion stories of all time, that of Augustine of Hippo in the fourth century. As … Continue reading

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