Week 2 of 'Chalke Talk' asks serious questions around how we grapple with, interpret and understand the Bible.

7th November 2017
Luther, the state and misunderstanding scripture

Luther asked the questions that the 16th century Church really needed to grapple with – and because of his courage the world changed forever.  But none of this means that he didn’t make mistakes.  Did his ‘two Kingdoms theology’ – which called for separation between Church and state lead to a world where Christians started to turn a blind eye to secular evil?  Could this even have shaped a German Church which ailed to speak out against Nazism in the 1930s?

ChalkeTalk Wk 2 7.11.17 from Open Church network on Vimeo.

 

All of this, Steve argues, was caused by the common mistake – which Luther, like so many of us, committed – of reading our own understanding into the Bible rather than be shaped by it.

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