For the Church: womanhood and sola scriptura

December 8, 2017Uncategorized

Many of you have enjoyed the insights and wisdom of Jessalyn Hutto, a Credo Magazine contributor, the author of Inheritance of Tears: Trusting the Lord of Life When Death Visits the Womb, and the wife of a church planting pastor, and the mother of four young children. Today her voice can be heard at For … Read More

Christmas Theology Book Sale: One Week Only

December 7, 2017Announcement

Westminster Bookstore is having a Christmas sale on its theology books for one week only. If you are looking for a good Christmas book to give to a friend or family member, or perhaps your pastor, now is your chance. Here are some of the books and sets you will want to know about: The … Read More

Four resources on the Reformation from the Christian History Institute

December 6, 2017Announcement

Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CHM), has announced the publication of four magazine issues on the Reformation: Luther leads the way; The People’s Reformation; Calvin, Councils and Confessions, and The Catholic Reformation.  With this series set, Christian History Magazine commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which began October 31, 1517. These magazine issues and others are available at … Read More

Barrett’s Reformation Book Notes — Part 1

December 5, 2017Book Notes, Matthew Barrett

Today I continue to highlight some of the many publications this year on Reformation history and theology in light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This will be Part 1 of several more Reformation Book Notes to come. Martin Luther: The Ninety-Five Theses and Other Writings. Penguin Classics, 2017. For years now Penguin has … Read More

Paul Maier on Luther and the Bible

November 28, 2017Uncategorized

Each year the Dunham Bible Museum hosts a different lecturer on a theme related to the Bible. This October they hosted Paul L. Maier who gave two messages on Martin Luther and the Bible. Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author … Read More

The Reformation of Education and the Christian Family by David Murray

November 27, 2017Magazine-The Reformation of the Family

In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “The Reformation of the Family,” David Murray has contributed an article titled, “The Reformation of Education and the Christian Family.” Dr. David Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He was … Read More

Prayer of thankfulness from The Valley of Vision

November 23, 2017Uncategorized

The following is a prayer of thankfulness from The Valley of Vision. Happy Thanksgiving! O My God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When … Read More

Jeremiah’s Surprising Call to Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017Audio

What does the prophet Jeremiah have to do with Thanksgiving? In this Thanksgiving sermon Joel Beeke turns our attention to this prophet to help us understand what gratitude looks like.

The importance of reading for the ministry

November 21, 2017Audio

Why is it so important for pastors and seminary students to read? How should the discipline of reading inform the ministry? What type of books should one be reading? These are the type of questions John MacArthur and Iain Murray address in this 2017 Shepherd’s Conference discussion, aiming to help students and pastors alike cultivate … Read More

Working for God’s Glory (Michael Horton)

November 20, 2017Audio

This year Michael Horton spoke at the Ligonier National Conference on the theme “Working for God’s Glory.” Given our emphasis this year on the solas of the Reformation, including Soli Deo Gloria, Horton’s message is of great relevance. Reformation extends to all matters of life, including theology, church, home, and society. This session outlines the … Read More

Martin Luther and the knowledge of God

November 13, 2017Paul Helm

Last time we saw how Martin Luther taught that self-knowledge is essential to the proper worship of God. He then went on to show that we need to know about God’s ‘character’ in order to sustain the life of faith. I would also point out not only how these things are true…but also how godly, … Read More

Going to church with Martin (Paul Helm)

November 10, 2017Martin Luther, Paul Helm, Reformation

I came across this passage from Luther’s Bondage of the Will not long ago: So it is not irreligious, idle, or superfluous, but in the highest degree  wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know whether or not his will has anything to do in matters  pertaining to salvation. `Indeed, let me tell you, this … Read More

What’s up at ETS? Inerrancy, Christology, Sola Scriptura, Calvin, and Nicaea (Matthew Barrett)

November 9, 2017Announcement, Matthew Barrett

Next week, November 15-17, is the annual meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society in Rhode Island. The theme is: “The Heritage of the Reformation.” David Dockery, President of Trinity International University, is this year’s program chair. The presidential address will be given by Sam Storms (Bridgeway Church / Enjoying God Ministries). Plenary Speakers include Gwenfair … Read More

The Best Companion of My Life: John Calvin’s search for a wife (Michael Nelson)

November 8, 2017Magazine-The Reformation of the Family

The new issue of Credo Magazine is unique, drawing our attention to an aspect of the Reformation often forgotten: The Reformation of the Family. Today we would like to highlight Michael Nelson’s article, “The Best Companion of My Life: John Calvin’s search for a wife.” Michael Nelson (ThM, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the … Read More

“No Woman’s Chit-Chat: Argula von Grumbach as Prophetess, Writer, and Defender of the Reformation” (Kristen Padilla)

November 6, 2017Magazine-The Reformation of the Family

The new issue of Credo Magazine is unique, drawing our attention to an aspect of the Reformation often forgotten: The Reformation of the Family. Today we would like to highlight Kristen Padilla’s article, “No Woman’s Chit-Chat: Argula von Grumbach as Prophetess, Writer, and Defender of the Reformation.” Kristen Padilla is the marketing and communications coordinator at … Read More

5 solas for another 500 years

October 31, 2017Matthew Barrett, Reformation

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and nothing was so central to that Reformation than the 5 solas. It is our prayer that these solas will prepare us, and the generations to follow us, for another 500 years. To equip you for what lies ahead, get your hands on 5 books that will … Read More

20 Days with Reformation Theology: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, by Aaron Clay Denlinger and Keith A. Mathison

October 27, 2017Reformation

It’s October and the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is underway! For the next 20 days Credo Magazine will be highlighting chapters (one a day) from the new Crossway book Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary, edited by Matthew Barrett. Today we highlight two chapters: Baptism, by Aaron Clay Denlinger Aaron Denlinger is … Read More