The Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century restored the gospel to the sacraments and the sacraments to the congregation.
How does a Protestant understanding of church discipline differ from Roman Catholicism’s?
A brief overview of important, Reformation-related people and events.
It’s well known that the Reformation entailed a recovery of core doctrines regarding salvation and worship. Did it also involve a recovery of the Great Commission?
Think of a three-legged stool. Now imaginatively label one of those legs “Scripture,” label the second leg “Tradition,” and label the third leg “Magisterium.”
Having rediscovered the doctrinal foundations essential to evangelicalism, the Reformers provided the legacy and sometimes the example for intense evangelism.
Calvin summarizes well the Protestant doctrine of imputation, a doctrine which has continued to be a great comfort and strength for believers and for those who are heirs of the Reformation.
Luther and his fellow Protestant reformers changed the course of church history. How so? Let me name four.
The Five Solas series is to help Christians understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.
What if we took seriously our “for better or worse, till death do us part” vows in marriage and then applied them to church?
I have neither felt underutilized nor overburdened. I am neither bored nor burnt-out. I am only grateful.
Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:6 that loving others involves exercising discernment. And sometimes discernment results in prayerful silence.
If the Word of God isn’t central to a revitalization effort, no genuine, long-lasting transformation will ever occur.
In our efforts to quickly mobilize churches in missions, I fear we’re unintentionally undermining the church’s ability to patiently invest for the spiritual long-term.
Among young pastors and church planters, there’s no less than a deluge of pressure to give every waking moment to our churches, to the neglect of our families. But brothers, it should never be so.