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Entries Tagged ‘Reformation’

Repent of Lent? Yes!

Over at The Federalist, Reformed pastor Brian Lee (longtime contributor to Modern Reformation) is engaged in a conversation with Todd Peperkorn, a Lutheran minister, over the propriety of Lent. Dr. Lee’s article says that some “spiritual disciples” (especially those not commanded in Scripture) can cause more damage than good. Here’s a preview: Lost amid the […]

Is This Good News?

In his Wednesday Mass homily this week, Pope Francis attracted considerable media attention.  According to reports, the message drew on Mark 9:40, where Jesus says, “He who is not against us is for us.”  Like the disciples, we can be intolerant of the good that others can do—even atheists.  Because we’re all created in God’s […]

Once More With Feeling

It’s the day after Reformation Day. All the Luther and Calvin costumes are at the dry cleaners; the left-over party treats have been taken to the office; the post-Protestant hangover has set in. It’s as good a time as any to take a second look at what really divides us from our Roman Catholic friends, […]

What happened to God?

The 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth in 2009 gave rise to a year of debate about the world-historical significance of the French Reformer. Everything from politics and economics to art and philanthropy were cited as having been influenced (even “transformed”) by Calvin’s life and work. Much of what was claimed was highly debatable, though it […]

An Evangelical for Evangelicalism’s Reform

Some in our circles have a pretty cheerful estimate of the state of evangelicalism in America today and identify criticism with “Reformed chauvinism.” In that context, this October 2009 article by Mark Galli, senior managing editor of Christianity Today, is worth reading: “In the Beginning, Grace”.

Transformative Posts and Social Networks… of the Reformation

The following article is from the December 17, 2011 edition of The Economist. How Luther went viral Five centuries before Facebook and the Arab spring, social media helped bring about the Reformation It is a familiar-sounding tale: after decades of simmering discontent a new form of media gives opponents of an authoritarian regime a way […]

Putting Amazing Back Into Grace…in New England!

You are cordially invited to picturesque Bradford, Mass. for a Reformation weekend conference at historic First Church of Christ. A coalition of seven area churches is partnering with White Horse Inn to present Mike Horton and Gordon Isaac on Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Returning to the Roots of Treasuring Christ. Here’s Mike’s invitation: You […]

Justified: a preview of Mike Horton’s chapter

Justified: Modern Reformation Essays on the Doctrine of Justification will be available for purchase in one week. You can pick up the very first copies at a significant discount at the White Horse Inn booth at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (November 17-19, 2010). We got some nice pre-press last week […]

Getting Perspective: the introduction to “Justified”

Justified, the new book from Modern Reformation, will be available for purchase the week of November 15th. If you’re going to the Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (November 17-19), you can get some of the very first copies available by stopping by the White Horse Inn booth in the exhibit hall. Next week, […]

Justified: the new book from Modern Reformation

You’ve seen the cover and read a little bit about it. Here’s the table of contents. Justified: Modern Reformation Essays on The Doctrine of Justification List of Contributors 1 Introduction—Getting Perspective 3 RYAN GLOMSRUD COVENANT AND JUSTIFICATION 1 Engaging N.T. Wright and John Piper 11 MICHAEL S. HORTON LAW AND FAITH 2 Confusion about the […]