The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained

Many people have a skewed view of Martin Luther because they've only been exposed to his polemic writings. However, if you really want to know Luther's heart, you need to read some of his sermons, letters, and commentaries. In the latter category, his commentary on Galatians is the most famous, but this set of commentaries on the epistles of Peter and Jude may be an even better place to start. Luther's pastoral concern shines through every page.

Outside of its historical significance, it holds up as a good commentary in its own right. Luther clearly and practically expounds the message of these epistles with excellent application to the Christian life.

Recitation Night

Last night our school, Pactum Christian Academy, hosted its end-of-the-year recitiation. The boys all did a marvelous job, excellent in every way. It makes a teacher proud. I can't wait until we have more students and can do plays, because these guys are going to be great. Here's a rundown of what they presented:

  • "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

  • "The Legend of King Arthur" Anonymous from Bishop Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

  • "King Alfred's War Song"

  • Speech from Act 4 Scene 1 of Henry V by William Shakespeare

  • Speech from Act 4 Scene 3 of Henry V by William Shakespeare

  • Speech from Act 5 Scene 2 of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

  • "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" by Patrick Henry

  • "The Ride of Paul Revere" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was pretty impressive.

There was another cool thing that happened last night too. We had the recitation at the church, and my son Luther has learned that when we go to church we hear about Jesus. So before the recitation started, my wife leaned over to Luther and asked him, "Are you going to watch Daddy tonight?" And Luther, pointing up toward the pulpit, corrected her firmly, saying, "Watch Jesus!"
I thought it was cute.


Erica said…
Sounds fun :-)
Luther's getting smarter every day!