A Meditation on My Unbelief (or How I Preach the Gospel to Myself)

[I sat in my bedroom a few nights ago feeling discouraged. There’s usually a catalyst that sends me in a downward spiral, and this particular evening was no exception. There I sat like Christian and Hopeful in the dungeon of despair “sad and doleful.” But God is always at work. I knew I needed a […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part 5

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Four ] In lecture 5, Dr. Trueman points out that Luther was coming to the conclusion that the church needed to rethink its entire theological method in terms of the incarnation. Luther’s driving questions is this: Where can I find a gracious God? Dr. Trueman covers Scholasticism, Mazzolini Prierias, Georg […]

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Community Pool: A Weekly Collection February 25

Here’s an assorted mix of good stuff from around the web that we’ve enjoyed this week. What Is the Relationship Between Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility? John MacArthur writes: We see those seemingly contrasting truths of divine sovereignty and human responsibility repeatedly, in every part of God’s Word. But Scripture never attempts to ease the apparent […]

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Reformation Hymn

A new Reformation hymn has been written in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Words and music are by Chris Anderson and Bob Kauflin.  You can listen to it below as well as download the printed music here.  This beautiful hymn is based on the 5 Solas of the Reformation.

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Four

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Three ] In lecture four, Dr. Trueman continues his analysis of Marin Luther’s impact on the formative years leading up to the Reformation. He argues that indulgences were not the fuel that lit the fire of reform but instead the disputation on scholastic theology. He makes the point that the […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Three

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Two ] In lecture three, Dr. Trueman stresses the need for care in our interpretation of Luther and the events surrounding him. He discusses what brought Luther to prominence, the theology of humility, the Vatican’s need for money, Frederick the Wise, the 95 Theses, and Luther’s pastoral concern regarding the […]

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Thaddaeus Who?

When I was a little girl, my family often gathered at a cafeteria for special occasions. I haven’t been in a cafeteria for years, but the last one I visited had little resemblance to the elegant dining establishments of my childhood. My mother and grandmother owned a business in the heart of downtown Miami, and […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Two

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part One ] In lecture two, Dr. Trueman digs in to the life of Martin Luther, who he describes as the Jimi Hendrix of the Reformation.  He focuses on Luther as a Medieval figure growing up in a rural setting and the effect this had on his thinking and beliefs.  Dr. […]

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The Door

There’s a great account of G. Campbell Morgan meeting Old Testament scholar Sir George Adam Smith while traveling across the Atlantic ocean. Sir George told him this story regarding sheep. He was one day traveling with a guide, and came across a shepherd and his sheep. He fell into conversation with him. The man showed […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part One

Back in 2010, we met Carl Trueman at a conference in Greenville, South Carolina. He is Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Recently, he taught a course on the Reformation at The Master’s Seminary, and owing to his as well as their generosity, we […]

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