The 2018 Journal is now available online.

In addition to the current volume (2019-2020) of the Journal, we are now posting the 2018 volume. Like the current volume, this also has “live links” in the Table of Contents, a handy feature that takes you directly to articles/reviews. You can access back volumes under The Journal page at the top of the website, or, for the 2018 volume, you may simply click here.

We pray that this, and each, volume of the Haddington House Journal will bless and strengthen you.

The Lord is Risen – He is Risen Indeed! (The road to Emmaus encounter)

Extracts from an article published in the 2019-2020 Haddington House Journal by Dr. Manfred W. Kohl about the road to Emmaus encounter.

…. The Lord went with the two travelers, guiding them into all truth. He presented a comprehensive view of all Messianic prophesies and their fulfillment. Jesus thus declared that he was the heart of the Old Testament Scripture.

… he was the substance of every Old Testament sacrifice ordained in the Messianic law…

… he was the true deliverer and king…
… he was the coming prophet, the true high priest… … he was, and he is, the key to all of Scripture….

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Reflection and Application

Jesus demonstrates that he is closer to his people than they will ever know; he has time to listen…

Jesus demonstrates that he is able to fill us with his presence if we are empty vessels…

Jesus demonstrates that he himself is the key to all Scripture; when he speaks our hearts are on fire…

Jesus demonstrates that he is the first, the last, the living one; there is none like him…

Jesus demonstrates that prayer/blessing and breaking/sharing are inseparable – biblical stewardship…

Jesus demonstrates that to know him means to serve him faithfully and with integrity…

Jesus demonstrates that life with him is everything, and he invites you and me to participate…

And it all began with a simple dialogical prayer.

Soli Deo Gloria.


The full article is available here.

The 2019-2020 Journal is available here.

The Lord is Risen – He is Risen Indeed!


For such a time as this: The 2019-2020 Haddington House Journal

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are publishing the 2019-2020 edition of the Haddington House Journal electronically and making it available to the public and subscribers alike.

We hope that it will be a source of inspiration and comfort to you.

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For such a time as this: Zwingli’s Song or Prayer of the Plague 1519

At the Beginning of the Illness

Help, Lord God, help

In this trouble!

I think Death is at the door.

Stand before me, Christ;

For Thou hast overcome him!

To Thee I cry:

If it is Thy will,

Take out the dart,

Which wounds me

Nor lets me have an hour’s

Rest or repose!

Will’st Thou however

That Death take me

In the midst of my days,

So let it be!

Do what Thou wilt;

Me nothing lacks.

Thy vessel am I;

To make or break altogether.

For, if Thou takest away

My Spirit

From this earth,

Thou dost it, that it may not grow worse,

Nor spot

The pious lives and ways of others.

In the Midst of the Illness

Console me, Lord God, console me!

The illness increases,

Pain and fear seize

My soul and body.

Come to me then,

With Thy grace, O my only consolation!

It will surely save

Everyone, who

His heart’s desire

And hopes sets

On Thee, and who besides

Despises all gain and loss.

Now all is up.

My tongue is dumb,

It cannot speak a word.

My sense are all blighted.

Therefore it is time

That Thou my fight

Conductest hereafter;

Since I am not

So strong, that I

Can bravely

Make resistance

To the Devil’s wiles and treacherous hand.

Still will my spirit

Constantly abide by Thee, however he rages.

At the End of the Sickness

Sound, Lord God, sound!

I think I am

Already coming back.

Yes, if it please Thee,

That no spark of sin

Rule me longer on earth.

Then my lips must

Thy praise and teaching

Bespeak more

Than ever before,

However it may go,

In simplicity and with no danger.

Although I must

The punishment of death

Sometime endure,

Perhaps with greater anguish

Then would now have

Happened, Lord!

Since I came

So near;

So will I still

The spite and boasting

Of this world

Bear joyfully for the sake of the reward

By Thy help,

Without which nothing can be perfect.

Zwingli, Huldreich. The Latin Works and The Correspondence of Huldreich Zwingli: Together with Selections from His German Works. Edited by Samuel Macauley Jackson. Translated by Henry Preble, Walter Lichtenstein, and Lawrence A. McLouth. Vol. 1. New York; London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons; Knickerbocker Press, 1912.