This blog started out as a place to provide a one-stop source for information related to Bible studies taking place at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday evenings. It has since morphed into a blog to examine all things Christian through the lens of the Cross and Confessional Lutheran Theology. We are always looking for contributors and others to join the conversation.
What is Heidelberg 26?
Heidelberg 26 refers to the 26th thesis of Martin Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation of 1518. This series of statements gives an early outline of Luther’s Theologia Crucis or Theology of the Cross. The Theology of the Cross stands in opposition to the Glory that we have a natural tendency to seek for ourselves. It is based on the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed through the Word of God and the scandal of the cross. All of Luther’s theses from the Heidelberg Disputation may be found at http://www.bookofconcord.org/heidelberg.php.
Thesis 26 itself states: The law says, “do this,” and it is never done. Grace says, “believe in this,” and everything is already done.