The Heidelberg Disputation

The 26th April 2018 marks the 500th anniversary of ‘The Heidelberg Disputation’. As we marked ‘Luther 500’ last year it was disappointing that so little attention was given to this seminal event which reveals the depth of Luther’s spirituality. Carl Truman called it: “One of the theologically foundational events for later Lutheranism.” ADVERTISED: “Brother Martin Luther, Master of Sacred Theology,

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Cityside Reports Stir Memories

I read with some personal interest the article by Niall Deeney (12 March) “Londonderry’s ‘Protestant exodus’: when they burned the church hall, we knew we had to move.” I share the confusion expressed by Doris Carruthers concerning the report published by the Pat Finucane Centre, which claimed that intimidation against Protestants was not the “principal cause” of the ‘migration’. This

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Communions are two very different things

Doctrine means never the twain shall meet (Digital) You Religion Correspondent, Alf McCreary, makes some valid points in “Almost 500 years on from Luther, can we manage our own reformation in Northern Ireland?” (23 September). There are however some areas which require qualification. When Alf affirms, “The 500th anniversary of the Reformation occurs on October 31 to mark the initiative

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If pro-IRA graffiti is a hate crime, then so must be eulogising IRA murderers

I am somewhat bewildered by the article “IRA graffiti on Londonderry houses a ‘hate crime’” (31 July) This article goes on to refer to the writing of graffiti “IRA Ghost” daubed on “seven local homes and murals featuring the Apprentice Boys and British Legion” in Londonderry. The writer goes on to quote various sources describing this action, by unknown perpetuators, as

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The Dunloy Debacle

Rev Brian Kennaway: The fault lies not with the Parades Commission but with Dunloy Lodge.  May I take issue with the comments of the John Finlay, Worshipful Master of LOL 496 (‘Our dismay at the denial of our liberties in Dunloy’). Mr Finlay states: “I wish to place on record our disgust, anger and dismay that, yet again, we are

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