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The Reverend Richard E. Burnett, Ph.D., is the Executive Director and Managing Editor of Theology Matters.

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 Truth – Part 1

The real issue is not where we learn more or less about God, but where we learn the one thing necessary, the Truth.

A Pastoral Rule For Today

Pastors in America today are being asked to fulfill more roles than ever. What can be done?

Are You Ready For a Real Theologian?

You don’t come to God by thinking but by praying.

Calvin and Barth on the Unity of the Church

The unity of the church concerned John Calvin so much that he wrote to Thomas Cranmer on April 1552: “The members...

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...

Luther’s Mistress and Knowledge of Ourselves

Martin Luther had a mistress. It can be denied and has been many times. But the fact is he did, or at...

Who Needs Confessions of Faith?

Why do we have confessions of faith? There are many reasons. Some are not so obvious. But for Protestants the first and most important reason is simple: We have confessions not because we want to say more than the Bible says. We have them because we do not want to say less.

Does Theology Still Matter?

Does theology still matter? It may seem like an odd question to ask in a journal that has asserted for more than...

Latest Articles

A Provocative Confession: Jesus as the Truth

The fact is confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life has always been provocative. It’s always been...

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.