Wow! (What would Martin Luther say?)
My friend, Jim Richardson, who blogs over at Fiat Lux, posted today about a New York Times article highlighting the return (actually they never went away!?) of indulgences...you've got to check it out!
The New York Times has a curious story today about the return of indulgences in the Roman Catholic Church. It seems they never really went away but the current pope is bringing them back. You may recall from your western civ course that indulgences were a major issue of the Reformation, with Martin Luther contending that we cannot buy our way into heaven. A contemporary Lutheran scholar, quoted by The Times, points out that the basic problem is trying to quantify God's grace. That said, the writer gives this subject a fair treatment. See what you think. You can read the story HERE. The photo is from The New York Times and goes with the story.