Reformed Ressourcement

Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholicedited by michael allen and scott r. swainbaker, 416 pages, $36.99Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretationby michael allen and scott r. swainbaker, 176 pages, $21In his Essay on the . . . . Continue Reading »

Reformational Preaching

The preaching of the Gospel as a sacramental event is at the heart of Reformation theology. Preaching is also at the heart of Reformation faith—preaching as an indispensable means of grace and a sure sign of the true church. Continue Reading »

Where We Stand

The End of Protestantism: Pursuing Unity in a Fragmented Church by peter j. leithart baker, 240 pages, $21.99 Peter Leithart’s latest book, The End of Protestantism, began as a set of short but controversial essays for First Things magazine and progressed through a roundtable discussion at Biola . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pope, Protestantism, and Reformation

The recent visit of Pope Francis to the Cathedral of Lund was an historic occasion. The Holy Father joined the Lutheran World Federation’s president, Bishop Munib Younan, and the General Secretary, Rev. Martin Junge, as part of a joint commemoration that celebrated the Reformation. Both in Junge’s homily and the statement signed by Pope Francis and Bishop Younan, there were calls to push forward in the dialogue with the goal of a common Eucharistic table, even if both sides recognized the ongoing obstacles to attaining it. While the choice of Lund was related to its being the place where the Lutheran World Federation began in 1947, the celebration set in relief just how deep the ecumenical challenges are. Continue Reading »

Reading the Psalms with the Reformers

In the fourth century, St. Athanasius wrote a letter to a certain Marcellinus, who was likely a deacon in the church in Alexandria. During a long illness, Marcellinus had turned to the study of the Bible and was especially drawn to the Book of Psalms, striving “to comprehend the meaning contained . . . . Continue Reading »