Fall 1986

Volume I, Number 2

In This Issue

The Paradox of Suffering by Peter Sandstrom

The Epistle text for Reformation Sunday is I Peter 4:12 —19 . Through this lesson the apostle re —introduces us to the difficult task of how to interpret the experience of suffering. This matter wiH be looked at through Luther's eyes in Phil Johnson's article later in this issue. By way of introducing this second issue of Pietisten, however, I want to begin our consideration of the text by sharing' in some devotional reflection on its word to us.

On Using Commentaries and Reading Bible by David Hawkinson

In the first issue of Pietisten we spoke about searching for the stream of our tradition and drinking from its living waters. This search leads toward the discovery that this stream is not ours alone but only one part of a remarkable tributary system which is at once diverse and ancient.

I Peter 4:12-19 and Waldenström’s Commentary by Paul Peter Waldenström and translated by Tommy Carlson

Looking to Luther - I Peter 4:12 —19 by Phil Johnson

Why do we look to Luther in this little paper? This may be a fruitful question.