Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.
What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”
— Is preaching required in missionary contexts, or do Bible studies suffice? — “Closed communion” seems exclusive and arrogant. Is it in the Bible?
Although the Spirit is the one who produces transformation in a person’s life, one of the primary tools he uses is the faithful preaching and application.
— What should a church include in its Statement of Faith? For example, should a SoF be explicitly Calvinistic? — How should a church handle a situation when it’s been determined an elder isn’t “apt to teach”?
Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today
I hear there is a friar in the town of Wittenberg, a Brother Martin. Maybe he will help us.
Our salvation could never be merited so that the entire transaction would culminate soli Deo Gloria—to the glory of God alone.
The Reformation featured a rediscovery of the Holy Spirit.
Almost certainly, the most striking practical change at the time of the Reformation was the rise of expository preaching in local churches.
For many Christians, the Reformation has nothing substantial to say to racial and economic injustices. Are they wrong?
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.”
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.
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.
If you’re looking for the value of expository preaching beyond simply getting the text right, this book is a good place to start.