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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 least he...

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.

Surveying Presbyterian Beliefs

Recently the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) released the results of a Presbyterian Panel survey entitled “Theological Reflection.” There is some good news in these data, along with evidence of considerable misinformation and confusion.

Why Church Leaders Should Study Theology

In order to lead any organization one must clearly, accurately, and firmly perceive two realities. The first is what the organization exists to accomplish....

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 two decades...

Is the Reformation Ever Finished?

The Church is never simply ecclesia reformata but semper reformanda.

Reclaiming Theological Education

Why rational argument and Apologetics is still vital to our witness.

What, Who, Where, How: Reformed Perspectives on Baptism

Introduction Between and even within today’s congregations and denominations, almost every aspect of baptism seems to be a topic of debate. Should we baptize babies...

Falling Short of the Solas

Almost five hundred years ago, Martin Luther stood before the Diet of Worms and declared, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” He...

Centers and Boundaries

If you’ve ever driven a car around a curve you’re familiar with the physical phenomenon of centrifugal force. It’s the tug you feel as...