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Three Pastoral Insights From Martin Luther

Like many pastors across America and the world, I encouraged our congregation to observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. But...

Does the Reformation Still Matter?

“There is no question the mainline church is dead,” he said. “The only question now is whether Evangelicalism is the seven demons...

Worship Matters

Throughout the 500th anniversary celebration of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther has been the principal character for reflection. At the center of...

Doing Life Together: A Priesthood of All Believers

Fifty million American adults attend faith-based small groups regularly, according to a 2016 survey of the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Yet just over...

The Bible’s Church

Does the Bible belong to the church or does the church belong to the Bible? We tend to lose track of the...

No Substitute for the Word

The word proclaimed is central to Reformed worship. If and when it is neglected the body can no longer stand with any...

The Source of Revolution

October 31, 1517 is the 500th anniversary of a revolution. It began when a young, obscure theologian in an insignificant town in...

The Call to Reformation

When Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses, I imagine he had little thought about how it would affect not only his life...

How the Reformation Shapes our Life Together

Last Spring I was planting vegetables and noticed printed on the plastic wrapper around one tomato plant the slogan, “Deep roots produce...

Calvin’s Way of Preaching in a Digital Age

Today as churches around the world continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation the question uppermost in my mind is:...

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Clothes Make the Man (or the Woman)?

Do we still believe in the notion of the “preaching office” or the “pastoral office”? Or have we joined the ranks of so much American “free church” congregationalism that replaces the notion of “office” with that of mere “function”?

Can the Lord’s Supper Be “Online”?

The notion of “online Communion” has some real problems to it.

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 2

Just how, as Christians, do we receive this life?

Jesus Christ is the Truth – Part 2

Confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life means he is not merely one truth among others. He is the truth by which all others are measured.

Jesus Christ is the Way – Part 2

How can the church be “the way” today?