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

Coming soon…The English Reformation

June 26, 2017Announcement

The next issue of Credo Magazine is nearly here! 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Our last issue focussed on the life and legacy of Martin Luther. This next issue turns to the English Reformation, examining the contributions of figures such as William Tyndale, Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and many others. … Read More

Barrett’s Book Notes: 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power and A History of the English Speaking Peoples

June 23, 2017Book Notes, Matthew Barrett

2,000 Years of Christ’s Power. By Nick Needham. Mentor/Christian Focus, 2016. There are many different “Church History” textbooks available to students. However, if I was to pick one set that I would recommend to the beginner student, it would be Nick Needham’s four volumes, 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power. In my experience, few teachers and … Read More

50% off Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

June 21, 2017Announcement

For a limited time only, Westminster Bookstore is selling the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament at 50% off! About the Series: The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.: … Read More

Listen and watch Dr. Lloyd-Jones

June 20, 2017Audio

One of the greatest, some would argue the greatest, preacher in the 19th century was Dr. Lloyd-Jones whose sermons still influence many today. If you have not heard Lloyd-Jones before, we want to draw your attention to the MLJ Trust, the online home of his sermons. There you will find hundreds of sermons. Below is … Read More

Resources from David Dockery

June 19, 2017Audio

Back in February Sarah Zylstra wrote an article called “Man in the Middle,” reflecting on the contribution of David Dockery, President of Trinity International University, to evangelicalism and the recovery of conservative principles and doctrine. Today we would like to highlight some of the recent lectures by Dr. Dockery. In many of these lectures, Dr. … Read More

The Scudder Lectures: Kevin Vanhoozer

June 15, 2017Audio

Each year the The Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosts the Scudder lectures. Owen Strachan is the Director of the Center and in 2016 he invited Kevin Vanhoozer to give these lectures on the subject of the pastor as theologian. About the Scudder lectures: In 1994, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary inaugurated … Read More

Can young minds learn about the Reformation?

June 12, 2017Reviews

Martin Luther is a hero of mine. Having read Here I Stand and The Bondage of the Will, and being familiar with Lutheran theology, I accepted this review with a twinge of skepticism. I have seen more than one Sunday school syllabus gone horribly wrong; from teaching “sharing” as the moral of Jesus feeding the … Read More

Listen to Romans recited by Andy Naselli

June 9, 2017Audio

Back in December 2015 Andy Naselli, assistant professor of New Testament and Theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, started spending time each morning memorizing Romans. About 16 months later he made it through the entire letter. Now he recites it every morning on a walk, and he will be reciting it to churches as the … Read More

Herman Selderhuis Lecture on the Reformation

June 6, 2017Reformation

Yesterday we highlighted an introductory lecture to the Reformation by Herman Selderhius, Professor of Church History and Church Polity, Theological University of Apeldoorn. Today we would like to highlight a more academic lecture by Selderhuis he gave at Baylor University, introduced by Thomas Kidd.

Not sure what the Reformation is about? Start here

June 5, 2017Reformation

Not sure what the Reformation is about? Not sure who this figure Martin Luther is and what his reform was all about? Herman Selderhius, Professor of Church History and Church Polity, Theological University of Apeldoorn , has given a short message at Gordon College Convocation that summarizes the essence of the Reformation.

Almost here… The English Reformation

June 1, 2017Magazine-The English Reformation

The next issue of Credo Magazine is nearly here! 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Our last issue focussed on the life and legacy of Martin Luther. This next issue turns to the English Reformation, examining the contributions of figures such as William Tyndale, Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and many others. … Read More