IT IS A SIN TO TELL A LIE; THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Edward H. Schroeder [n.d. Possibly in response to Sidonie M. Gruenberg, “When Your Child Lies or Steals,” The Gary Post-Tribune Family Weekly, February 28, 1960]   PROBLEM OF HONESTY AND TRUTHFULNESS Rigged Quiz Shows Payola Election Year Doesn’t affect us WHAT DOES HONESTY AND TRUTHFULNESS MEAN IN COLLEGE LIFE? When is my witness-bearing true, when is it false? …

HUMAN FREEDOM IN A LUTHERAN THEORY OF EDUCATION

By Robert W. Bertram Head of the Department of Religion Valparaiso University [Printed in The Cresset 22, No. 9 (September, 1959): 16-20. Reprinted with permission]   I. Freedom of the Teachable Learner Christian education, which paradoxically invites people to believe and he what they are inherently incapable of believing and being, seems a contradiction in terms. One of …

Legal Morality And The Two Kingdoms

By Robert W. Bertram Valpariaso University [Printed in The Cresset 20:4 (February, 1957): 6-9. Re-printed with permission]   Every American Christian who is morally serious about the law of his land deserves two reminders: First, that being a Christian believer and being a good citizen, though he must be both, are two different things – and sometimes are …

Freedom Under Law

Robert Bertram [Printed in The Cresset 16:3 (January, 1953): 21-26. Reprinted with permission.]   In a Greyhound bus a few weeks ago the woman behind me said to her partner, and said rather indignantly, “Well, it’s my life and I oughta be allowed to live it the way I want to.” My partner and I looked at one …

Brunner on Revelation

Robert W. Bertram [Printed in Concordia Theological Monthly Vol. XXII, No. 9 (September 1951): 625-643. Reprinted with permission.] Professor Emil Brunner, the Reformed theologian at the University of Zurich, probably requires little introduction. He, more than any others of the so-called neo-orthodox theologians from Europe, has fast found his way into American Protestant theological thinking, his books …