Luther’s neglected sermons on John’s Gospel (Matthew Barrett)

October 4, 2017Matthew Barrett

One of the frustrating realities of church history is that the spotlight often shines where, and only where, its interpreters choose to point it. The focus tends to be where all the chatter happens. History, however, transcends our small spotlights (more like little flashlights in view of the scope of the church’s past). Pockets, sometimes … Read More

The Reformation and Your Church: New Interview

September 26, 2017Interviews, Matthew Barrett, Reformation

Recently Matthew Barrett, executive editor of Credo Magazine, was interviewed by 9 Marks about the solas of the Reformation. You can read the entire interview in the 9 Marks Journal: “The Reformation and Your Church.” Here is the middle of the interview where Barrett talks about why the solas go together and something surprising he … Read More

The Luther Treasure Trove (Matthew Barrett)

August 25, 2017Martin Luther, Matthew Barrett

Theological and historical dictionaries can be, ironically, terribly unhelpful. Too often they are kept on the shelf in that rare chance that they might be consulted. When they are consulted, the reader is left with such a basic introduction to the topic investigated that there are far more questions than answers. And so they collect … 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

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

A Place to Stand

May 29, 2017Matthew Barrett, Reformation

Primer, the journal of FIEC, has released a new issue: “A Place to Stand.” In light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this issue is devoted to the doctrine of justification. Contributors to this issue of Primer include Paul Gibson, Gregg Allison, David Starling, Steve Timmis, as well as Matthew Barrett, executive editor of … Read More