The holiness without which no one will see the Lord

August 21, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “The English Reformation,” Michael Nelson has reviewed Sinclair Ferguson’s new book, Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification (Banner of Truth, 2016). Michael Nelson is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Grandview, MO. Nelson begins his review: Sanctification can be a confusing concept to many believers.  With the … Read More

Who was the Father of the English Bible?

August 17, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

Who was the Father of the English Bible? In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “The English Reformation,” Joseph Carmichael answers this question, introducing us to William Tyndale. Joseph V. Carmichael is Pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Selma, AL and faculty member of Birmingham Seminary’s Montgomery, AL campus and Eastwood Christian School. Here is the start of … Read More

Wrestling with Incurable Cancer

August 15, 2017Audio

Over at Faith Radio, Todd Billings was interviewed about his new book, Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ. In the interview Billings reflects on what it was like to be diagnosed with terminal cancer and why the lament psalms became so important in his life. You can listen to the … Read More

Michael Reeves interviews John Piper on ‘A Peculiar Glory’

August 10, 2017Uncategorized

John Piper was recently interviewed by Michael Reeves about his new book, A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness. Piper makes a robust argument for the self-evidencing nature of the Bible. John Piper is the founder of Desiring God Ministries, and was for many years Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church … Read More

In the trenches with the 5 solas

August 8, 2017Audio

Jeremy Wiggins is the host of “In the Trenches” and recently he has interviewed the contributors to The 5 Solas Series, edited by Matthew Barrett. In each of these interviews Jeremy asks the contributors to define each sola, explain its historical context, and pinpoint the relevance of each sola for the church in the 21st … Read More

10 Questions with Ken Berding

August 7, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “The English Reformation,” Kenneth Berding talks about his success teaching Greek, his love for the Apostolic Fathers, and his passion to see students learn the Bible. Kenneth Berding (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Biola University andTalbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. … Read More

Back to School

August 3, 2017Announcement

Westminster Bookstore is having a “Back to School” sale. Whether you are a pastor, a college or seminary student, or a churchgoer, these are books you won’t want to miss. We’ve highlighted a few below to get you started. Thy Word Is Still Truth: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to … Read More

The martyr who saved the Reformation

August 1, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

The new issue of Credo Magazine is now here: The English Reformation. The word “Reformation” immediately brings to mind a young Martin Luther, his 95 theses, and his memorable stand at the Diet of Worms. But did Luther’s writings have any influence in England? And what led certain English reformers to similar, sometimes identical, convictions … Read More

More interviews with contributors to The 5 Solas series

July 31, 2017Reformation

Dave Jenkins, host of the Equipping You in Grace podcast, has been interviewing each of the contributors to The 5 Solas Series (Zondervan), edited by Matthew Barrett. Here are the interviews below with a breakdown of the questions asked. You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast … Read More

Interviews with the contributors to The 5 Solas Series

July 28, 2017Reformation

Dave Jenkins, host of the Equipping You in Grace podcast, has been interviewing each of the contributors to The 5 Solas Series (Zondervan), edited by Matthew Barrett. Here are the interviews below with a breakdown of the questions asked. You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast … Read More

PhD program, Spurgeon Lectures, and more

July 25, 2017Announcement

Last week I reflected on joining the team at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Yesterday I highlighted some of the many resources MBTS offers, in particular the For the Church messages recently given in Phoenix. Today I would like to draw your attention to several more. First off is a video that explains why MBTS has … Read More

For the Church Phoenix

July 24, 2017Announcement

Last week I reflected on joining the team at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Today and tomorrow I would like to highlight some of the many resources MBTS offers. If you are a pastor, these are resources that will serve you well in the church. And if you are thinking of coming to MBTS then these … Read More

What is sanctification?

July 19, 2017Sanctification

In these two videos, John Piper and Tim Keller discuss the meaning of sanctification, its biblical roots, and its relevance for the Christian life today. Piper and Keller Wrestle with Sanctification from Desiring God on Vimeo. More on Sanctification from Piper and Keller from Desiring God on Vimeo.

Getting the Gospel Plough Going: The Case of Hugh Latimer

July 18, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “The English Reformation,” Sam Fornecker contributed an article titled, “Getting the Gospel Plough Going: The Case of Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester.”  Samuel Fornecker (M.Div, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is an assistant minister at All Saints Little Shelford, and a PhD candidate in historical theology at the University of … Read More

Tender Mercy: Thomas Cranmer on the Lord’s Supper and Grace Alone, by Andrew Atherstone

July 12, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “The English Reformation,” Andrew Atherstone has contributed an articled titled, “Tender Mercy: Thomas Cranmer on the Lord’s Supper and Grace Alone.” Andrew Atherstone is Latimer Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. He is also the author of Reformation: Faith and Flames and Reformation: A World in Turmoil. … Read More

Building a theological library, part 1

July 10, 2017Theology

Recently I read an essay on theological library building written by someone from a software company that sells good materials for digital Bible study. This brought to mind a lecture I have been giving to students and pastors on theological library building for about 15 years. I thought I might pass on some ideas on … Read More

Logos Interview: Reformation Theology

July 4, 2017Martin Luther, Matthew Barrett, Reformation

Matthew Barrett, the general editor of  Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Crossway), was recently interviewed by Daniel Motley of Logos Bible Software. Part 1 of this interview is available on Logos Talk. Part 2 of this interview is available on the more academic arm of Logos, The Lab. Here is an excerpt from Part 1: … Read More

What was the English Reformation all about?

July 3, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

The word “Reformation” immediately brings to mind a young Martin Luther, his 95 theses, and his memorable stand at the Diet of Worms. But did Luther’s writings have any influence in England? And what led certain English reformers to similar, sometimes identical, convictions about justification and biblical authority? Answers to these questions and more are … Read More

New issue is here: The English Reformation

June 27, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

The new issue of Credo Magazine is now here: The English Reformation. The word “Reformation” immediately brings to mind a young Martin Luther, his 95 theses, and his memorable stand at the Diet of Worms. But did Luther’s writings have any influence in England? And what led certain English reformers to similar, sometimes identical, convictions … Read More