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Lion in our Midst: A Eulogy for R. C. Sproul

Our prayers today are with the family of R.C. Sproul, who has been called home to glory. Read his eulogy below, written by Rick Phillips...We grieve today at the news of R. C. Sproul's departure from this life, while so...
Posted December 14, 2017 @ 4:02 PM by Robert Brady

Sola Scriptura and the Onus Operandi

Last month, I participated in a Protestant & Roman Catholic dialogue about the Reformation at a nearby Christian university. The experience has left me reflecting on the fundamental issues that continue to divide Protestants and Roman Catholics, one of...
Posted December 14, 2017 @ 5:47 AM by Aaron Denlinger

Reformation 500, Social Justice and the Gospel

This year has been a veritable Reformation-fest-- a marvelous celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (1517-2017). Protestants from all over the world have been recounting the amazing events, courageous figures, and key doctrines of the sixteenth- century...
Posted December 12, 2017 @ 6:40 AM by Jon D. Payne

A Better Jerusalem

On October 27, 1994, President Bill Clinton, while addressing the Knesset (i.e. the legislative assembly in Israel) cited one of his former pastors when he said, "If you abandon Israel, God will never forgive you...it is God's will that...
Posted December 8, 2017 @ 2:11 PM by Nick Batzig

Creation, Incarnation and the Immutability of God

The late professor John Murray captured the essence of the incarnation when he said, "The Son of God became in time what He eternally was not. He did not cease to be what He eternally was, but He began to...
Posted December 6, 2017 @ 9:29 PM by Nick Batzig

Theological Roots and Moral Fruits of Reformation

The following comes from an article posted by Dr. Dan Doriani. Dan's new column at Place for Truth draws from his experience as both a professor and a pastor. This column is titled "Faith at Work," because, as Dan puts it, "we are saved...
Posted December 5, 2017 @ 10:59 AM by Robert Brady

The B.A.R. Podcast

We recently asked Dawain Atkinson if he would be willing to answer a few questions for our Reformation21 audience about his podcast, the B.A.R. podcast, and about the usefulness of podcasting in general. Here is our brief interview with...
Posted December 4, 2017 @ 10:18 AM by Nick Batzig

Luther and German Nationalism

Recently, the Bible-believing world has celebrated the 500 year of Martin Luther's life and the Reformation. We remembered great qualities and the positive legacy of such a remarkable man of the sixteenth- century. Now that this celebration is over,...
Posted November 29, 2017 @ 8:08 AM by William Castro

Sharing in Christ's Suffering

No one wants to suffer. When suffering comes to us for following Christ, we are surprised, even shocked and dismayed, especially when our lives have been comfortable. How could our communities or families consider us in the wrong? Why...
Posted November 27, 2017 @ 8:29 AM by William VanDoodewaard

Complicating Manhood and Womanhood

For the majority of my Christian life, I was built up in the faith and nourished within conservative Pentecostal and Wesleyan-influenced churches. Within those circles, there were a number of topics that were constantly discussed, almost to the point...
Posted November 22, 2017 @ 8:04 AM by Gabriel Williams

Luther's Lion-Hearted Historians

Luther expressed his appreciation for history and historians on numerous occasions. History, he believed, provides fodder for both fear and praise since God is sovereign over the course of human events. History records and reminds us how God "upholds,...
Posted November 20, 2017 @ 8:02 AM by Aaron Denlinger

On Friday your support of the Alliance can go even further!

On Friday, November 17th the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is participating in a special day of extraordinary giving. Visit ExtraGive.org, make a donation to the Alliance, and for every dollar you donate Alliance donors are matching up to $25,000, dollar...
Posted November 16, 2017 @ 7:01 PM by Robert Brady

Hollywood, Capitol Hill and the Human Heart

As more women bring to light the heinous sexual misconduct of male celebrities and politicians, it would do us good to remember two all-important truths: First, God's word testifies to the pervasive depravity of all men and women (Rom. 3:10-18);...
Posted November 16, 2017 @ 1:29 PM by Nick Batzig

Revitalizing an Eighteenth-Century Christian Community: Baptists Seeking Revival

Theological Reformation Eighteenth-century Baptists did not emerge from their spiritual "winter" until the last two or three decades of the century. Again, there were a variety of reasons for what amounts to a profound revival among their ranks. There...
Posted November 15, 2017 @ 8:04 AM by Michael Haykin

Conflict, Comfort and the Cross

Last week, a gunman entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and killed 26 people, wounding 20 others. The massacre was brutal and left what will surely be scars on all of those who survived, many of whom were...
Posted November 13, 2017 @ 1:21 PM by Adam Parker

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