Gerhard Forde wrote two background papers for the US Lutheran-Catholic dialogue IX. One of two papers is printed in A More Radical Gospel, but its title and content have been altered. Read more here.
In this season of Epiphany we remember that the Lord works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform. We are coming out of winter, the darkest time of year. We celebrate the coming of the light. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). During this season the light has been increasing. Soon it will explode.