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The Reformation and Publishing

Originally published in Southern Seminary Magazine – http://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/magazine-issue/spring-2017-vol-85-no-2/the-reformation-and-publishing/

THE REFORMATION WAS NOT ONLY THE REDISCOVERY OF CENTRAL CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE, BUT ALSO A BEGINNING OF A TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH IN PUBLISHING.

Printing Press

This year, the world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a time that began when a previously unknown monk nailed 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. This simple act effectively altered the course of history and unloosed the gospel message for the masses.

At the time Martin Luther penned his theses, Johanne Gutenberg’s printing press had existed, used primarily to print volumes for the elite, for nearly 70 years. However, within two years, the printing press set the stage for the Christian publishing movement that would flourish beyond any expectation and genuinely change the world—all at the leading of that unknown monk. Continue reading “The Reformation and Publishing”

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Southern Story-Blessing the bereaved: JANE KRATZ TURNED HER GRIEF INTO MINISTRY

Originally published in Southern Seminary’s Towers – http://equip.sbts.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Towers-June-2017-web.pdf

In December 2001, Jane Kratz said “yes” to the man she would marry. His name was Stephan. Before their marriage, her pastor’s wife, Annemarie Lombard, asked, “Jane are you sure this is what you want?” She didn’t ask this question because of a f law in Stephan’s character or concerns that they were incompatible. Lombard asked her this question because she knew that Stephan could die at any moment.

“He is my best friend and I am going to have to deal with his death one way or another. Yes, I am sure I want to marry him,” was Jane’s reply. She knew that Stephan had cystic fibrosis, an incurable, genetic disease that progressively worsens throughout a person’s lifetime. But since her conversion when she was about 30, Jane had prayed for the Lord to send her a godly husband. Continue reading “Southern Story-Blessing the bereaved: JANE KRATZ TURNED HER GRIEF INTO MINISTRY”