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1517. The Legacy Project

1517 The Legacy Project serves churches and the world by providing a message of hope for those broken by the church, supplying theological resources that strengthen congregations, and modeling ways of engaging the culture in a manner that is thoughtful, courageous, and Christ-centered.

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Jesus’ Ascension: Behold, I am Making All Things New!

Happy Himmelfahrt Day! Himmelfahrt is German for Ascension Day, which we celebrated last Sunday, May 28. Forty days after His resurrection from the dead, Jesus ascended. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus’ ascension lasts one verse: While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. In Luke’s sequel, The Book of Acts, Jesus […]

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The Great Eucatastrophe

J.R.R. Tolkien was a philologist in the fullest sense of the word. Words were his livelihood, and one of his great loves. When it came to language, Tolkien was a consummate perfectionist, yet he was always able to find joy, satisfaction, and humor in his work with languages. Although Tolkien is most well-known for his […]

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Is Batman Fulfilling His Vocation?

Warning: Spoilers about The Lego Batman Movie, including Batman’s real identity, contained in this review! Warner Brothers’ recent production of The Lego Batman Movie has it all. Will Arnett brought back the comedy and charisma that we first saw in The Lego Movie. Superb animation, action, and adventure make it an enjoyable visual experience. And […]

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Christmas is Bigger on the Inside

What do the TARDIS, Mary Poppin’s purse, Hermione Granger’s backpack, Platform 9 ¾, Bilbo’s home at Bag End, a good book, and the Wardrobe into Narnia all have in common with each other? “It’s bigger on the inside!” Countless books, movies, and television shows have used this inviting, illustrative idea to awaken the imagination and […]

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What If The Freedom Found In Fairy Tales Was True?

Luther longed for freedom. Before the Reformation, Luther saw Jesus not as a gracious liberator, but a fearful judge; Jesus was not a merciful Redeemer, but a merciless example to follow. Luther was held captive by his accusatory conscience, and prisoner to an endless merry-go-round of indulgences, relics, and man-made traditions—each one promising freedom from […]

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Hobbits and the Greatest Story of All

Since it is so likely that they will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.[1] This summer, my five-year old daughter and I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at bed time. One night, with the graceful confidence and wisdom that so often comes from […]

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Heidelberg and Hobbiton: Theology of the Cross in Middle-earth

God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.1 Corinthians 1:27 What does Martin Luther have in common with Frodo, and Samwise? I assure you, it’s more than enjoying the company of friends and family, joyous hospitality, and of course, a […]

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