Luther’s 95 theses

On this day, 494 years ago, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.  This event is commonly understood as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The theses by Luther were concise statements that were written to invite debate with the leadership of the Roman Catholic church.  While […]

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Preparing for Reformation Day

Justin Taylor has provided a number of very helpful resources explaining the significance of Reformation Day (Monday, October 31) — the anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517.  Among the resources he lists are: 1. Last year I interviewed Carl Trueman about the […]

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2011 Sola Conference

Registration is now open for the Sola Conference at Countryside Bible Church.  This fifth conference on the sola themes of the Reformation will be held Feb. 11-13 and address the topic Soli Deo Gloria — “to the glory of God alone.” The speakers this year include:  John MacArthur, Richard Phillips, Bruce Ware, and Jerry Wragg. […]

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Grab bag

A few things spotted on the web that have caught my interest of late: I’ve been thinking more about the relationship between social justice and evangelism lately.  Here is a brief video interview with John Piper on the topic. The Gospel Coalition has several brief articles on the same topic of social justice and evangelism […]

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Grab bag

A few things I’ve spotted around the internet lately: Can six seconds a day protect your marriage?  Jani Ortlund says it can — if it’s a six-second kiss. Unbelieving pastors?  Say it ain’t so.  And yet there are some.  Perhaps (probably?) the report by new-atheist proponent Daniel Dennett is biased, but if he could find […]

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Sunday Leftovers (10/31/10)

After thinking this morning about the Reformation and the theology of the Reformation, here are a few links that will expand your understanding how God used that movement to preserve the truth of the Gospel: The 95 theses of Martin Luther Basic books about the Reformation Many different posts and resources about the Reformation Sola […]

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Basics of the Reformation

Tomorrow we recognize Reformation Day — the anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther’s 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.  That event is largely recognized as precipitating the Reformation. Now you might wonder what the Reformation really was all about.  The Reformation is typically identified with five concise terms — […]

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Why some Reformers were martyred

Queen Mary was known as “Bloody Mary” for a reason — some 288 Reformers were burned at the stake under her reign. That is fairly well-remembered.  What is forgotten is why many of them were put to death.  J. C. Ryle offers the astonishing explanation: The principle reason why they were burned was because they […]

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Grab bag

Russell Moore answers the question, “Is My Music Warping My Child?” Two points he makes, and one reaction of my own — Lyrics are influential — they shape the way we think about the issues of life, so liberty cannot be applied indiscriminately to music choices. Music becomes a parent’s opportunity to be intentional about […]

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Here I Stand

Here is something to help you prepare for Reformation Sunday this week — one of the great affirmations of commitment to the gospel, Martin Luther’s “Here I Stand” statement, read by Max McLean. (and it’s free until Monday, 11/1).  

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Grab bag

Some random posts and articles that I’ve accumulated recently from around the ‘net: Charles Spurgeon meditates on walking with like Christ (this classic book, Morning and Evening can be downloaded in its entirety for reading at your leisure). Luther posts the 95 theses (if you’ve never really understood what the theses were all about…) Tim […]

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