The Road Not Taken: Peter Martyr Vermigli and the Lost Cause of Catholic Reform

Article by   October 2014
As we commemorate the 497th anniversary of the Reformation this week, those who stop to think about the anniversary (too few of us, no doubt) will probably either celebrate it as the birthday of the Protestant churches, or lament it as the beginning of the great schism that still divides the western church today. We will think of such revolutionary figures as Luther and Calvin, men iconoclastic and charismatic enough to have whole traditions named after them. This way of thinking about the Reformation, though, is liable to blind us to its most significant feature: it was a reform movement, an attempt to purify and heal the Catholic Church of its corruptions continue

In Memory of Marburg, In Defense of Moderation

Before we bid October 2014 adieu, and partly in recognition of today being "Reformation day," let me draw attention to the fact that this month marks the 485th anniversary of the Colloquy of Marburg -- that famous event in 1529 where...
Posted October 31, 2014 @ 10:48 AM by Aaron Denlinger

Book Briefs

Okay, readers, listen to me, listen to Ignacio:Banner of Truth, the publisher that makes the most beautiful books in the (Reformed) world, have a great sale on. Don't forget to buy Chad van Dixhoorn's really good work on the Wesminster...
Posted October 30, 2014 @ 12:45 AM by Mark Jones
TOPICS: Book briefs

For the Lord is good

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!" (Ps 34.8)The goodness of God is a topic that repays careful contemplation. Vast tracts of biblical teaching are devoted to this theme (Exod 33.19; Pss 34.8; 100.5; etc.), and the singular...
Posted October 29, 2014 @ 3:57 PM by Scott Swain
TOPICS: God, goodness

Is Jesus the Pattern for our Faith?

Now the great design of all believers is to be like Jesus Christ, in all grace, and all the exercise of it. He is in all things their pattern and example. Wherefore, when they have a view of the glory...
Posted October 29, 2014 @ 1:35 AM by Mark Jones

Our Church Plant Welcome Video

After 8 months of attempting to plant a church in Richmond, Virginia, by God's grace, we had our first service on October 26, 2014. Crown and Joy Presbyterian Church meets each Sunday at 2pm.Here is our welcome video....
Posted October 28, 2014 @ 6:20 AM by Leon Brown

Logos 6 arrives

The friends at Faithlife were kind enough to send me an advance copy of Logos 6 to play around with. Current users of Logos will already have a pretty good notion of what they are dealing with. New or prospective...
Posted October 27, 2014 @ 2:48 PM by Jeremy Walker
TOPICS: Logos, Logos 6, review

Receiving Criticism

As a Pastor, I get some really encouraging emails from my congregation:"Pastor Mark, thanks for the message today. I never leave Faith encouraged, convicted, and prompted to keep going on in the faith. Take care, ___" I'm sure my anti-pietistic friends...
Posted October 27, 2014 @ 2:13 PM by Mark Jones

Christ's Temptation: Would he live by faith?

The life he lived, he lived by faith in God who loved him and gave the Holy Spirit to him.The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness furnishes us with clear evidence that the life he lived he lived by faith...
Posted October 25, 2014 @ 8:44 PM by Mark Jones
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