Yup. Americans don’t read history, we re-d0 it! Stephanie Simon of the LA Times writes,

Communal life was supposed to have taught her to resolve conflicts. Instead, Phyllis said, she found herself obsessing about every grievance: how many nights in a row she made dinner, or who had scratched her coffee table.

The Reformation closed down the monasteries or turned them into schools (sometimes into Protestant seminaries) and sent God’s people to fulfill their vocation in the world. The evangelicals are going back to the monasteries to find vocation. The churches are secular and the daily life is now sacred.

What did Luther know anyway? (HT: Ed Lacorte)

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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