Theology of the Cross

In 1518, not even a year after the infamous posting of the 95 Theses on a Wittenberg Church door, Martin Luther went to his fellow priests and monks of the Augustinian order to present his thoughts on the relationship between God and mankind. That presentation, the Heidelberg disputation, became the basis for the Lutheran concept of the “theology of the Cross” – a theology in which God is seen as a suffering God and humankind is completely reliant upon this suffering God for life. This Lent, University Lutheran will be perceiving life through this lens.