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Martin Luther: A Moment to Remember

We consistently underestimate the power, significance, and gravitas of sin while consistently underestimating the power, significance, and gravitas of the transforming love of God.

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...

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...

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:...

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Protestant Reformation

It is not the church as an institutional structure, but the “most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God, the true treasure of the church” which offers the free gift of forgiveness.

Is the Reformation Ever Finished?

The Church is never simply ecclesia reformata but semper reformanda.

John Calvin on the Unity and Truthfulness of the Church

John Calvin wrote a great deal about the unity and truthfulness of the church in his day. We can continue to learn...

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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?