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The Great-Grandfather of the Reformation

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, let us not forget that there were reforming efforts in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ long before Martin Luther played the carpenter and nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to...
Posted October 19, 2017 @ 12:39 PM by Caleb Cangelosi

"Faith that Maketh a Man Righteous": Hugh Latimer on Being Saved by Faith Alone

The English Reformer, Hugh Latimer (c.1485-1555) is probably best remembered today for his stirring statement at the time of his Oxford martyrdom in the autumn of 1555 when he urged his co-martyr Nicholas Ridley, "Be of good comfort Master...
Posted October 17, 2017 @ 8:06 AM by Michael Haykin

The Old Perspective on the Works of the Law

Biblical studies have undergone something of a seismic shift over the past three decades. Noted scholars such as James D.G. Dunn, E.P. Sander and N.T. Wright have questioned whether the theologians of the Reformation have properly understood the theological arguments of...
Posted October 13, 2017 @ 9:22 AM by Nick Batzig

Faith Among the Graces: Edwards on Faith and Love

This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation when the German Augustinian monk Martin Luther nailed a long series of academic debating points about the medieval Roman Catholic penitential system (the 95 theses) to...
Posted October 10, 2017 @ 6:17 AM by Jeff Waddington

Greenville Conference on Reformed Theology

This is a personal invitation to come to beautiful Greenville, SC in order to enjoy a new conference joyfully set in the Reformed tradition October 13-15, 2017. Joining me will be Rev. Dr. Harry L. Reeder III of Briarwood Presbyterian...
Posted October 9, 2017 @ 12:47 PM by Richard D. Phillips

Luther's Loyal Son

Many of us have probably been led to think of the Reformed (and Presbyterian) tradition as being separate and parallel tradition to the Lutheran tradition. There have been those within the modern Reformed tradition and within the Lutheran tradition since...
Posted October 6, 2017 @ 8:52 AM by R. Scott Clark

Let the Alliance promote your Reformation Sunday event!

Will your church be hosting a Reformation Sunday event during this historic year?Reformation Sunday is an opportunity to affirm our doctrinal convictions and to praise God for His ongoing reformation of the Church. The Alliance would like to promote...
Posted October 3, 2017 @ 5:28 PM by Robert Brady

Christian Assurance: Rome and Thomas Goodwin

In its theological response to the teachings of the Reformation, the Council of Trent (1545-1563) maintained that a "believer's assurance of the pardon of his sins is a vain and ungodly confidence". More pointedly the Council declared in Canon...
Posted October 2, 2017 @ 10:44 AM by Ian Hamilton

Why We Are Still Protestant

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany. This act in itself was relatively conventional: he was essentially initiating a debate about the use and...
Posted September 29, 2017 @ 12:18 PM by Jonathan Master

New Alliance Re:Port

Thanks to the support of our members, we have very exciting news in the fall Alliance Re:Port. Here are some highlights:Celebrate the Reformed Resources Reboot!Over the weekend of October 28th and 29th, ReformedResources.org, the Alliance online resource center, will...
Posted September 28, 2017 @ 4:59 PM by Robert Brady

Wisdom Christology and the Bread of Life

When Calvin speaks of sharing the Lord's Supper with Christ, covenantal concepts naturally arise, most notable when Calvin is discussing 1 Corinthians 10-11. Throughout his commentaries, Calvin frequently emphasizes that in the Supper we enjoy both the presence and...
Posted September 28, 2017 @ 12:07 PM by Gabriel Williams

To Confess Our Faith or Pledge Our Allegiance?

The recent NFL controversy--which has spread to other venues too--concerning the appropriate posture during the national anthem has had my mind running in so many directions. First, my mind went down the liturgical path. We are liturgical beings; and,...
Posted September 26, 2017 @ 6:11 AM by Brian Tallman

The Great Pope Within

"I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, self." Martin Luther almost certainly never made this statement (though many have falsely attributed it to him)....
Posted September 23, 2017 @ 9:09 AM by Nick Batzig

The Quest for Biblical Worship (Part 2)

Reformed churches not only have the regulative principle worship (RPW) to guide them regarding elements and forms, but they also, throughout their history, have had liturgies and directories. The liturgies were the more restrictive (e.g. Strasburg, Geneva, Amsterdam), the...
Posted September 18, 2017 @ 7:27 AM by Terry L. Johnson

The Truth about the Rapture

"We...will be caught up" (1 Thes. 4:17) Soon after I was converted at age 17 my dad gave me three books--a King James Bible and two by a local pastor I had yet to hear of: Hal Lindsey's The Late,...
Posted September 16, 2017 @ 8:56 AM by Daniel Hyde

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