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The New Reformers

You’ve heard about the “old” Reformers such as Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli. Their recovery of core biblical doctrines paved the way for what we call Protestantism. 1,117 more words

Commentary

J.I. Packer on the Purpose of the Christian Life

We have been brought to the point where we both can and must get our life’s priorities straight.  From current Christian publications you might think that the most vital issue for any real or would-be Christian in the world today is church union, or social witness, or dialogue with other Christians and other faiths, or refuting this or that -ism, or developing a Christian philosophy and culture, or what have you.   85 more words

Discipleship

Ask J.I. Packer: What is Your Hope for the Church?

Adapted from “Interview with J.I. Packer,” Modern Reformation July/Aug 1993.

I see evangelical strength in America needing desperately to be undergirded by Reformation convictions, otherwise, the numeric growth of evangelicals, which has been such a striking thing in our time, is likely never to become a real power, morally and spiritually, in the community that it ought to be. 288 more words

The Church

Defending Inerrancy: A Response to Methodological Unorthodoxy

Over the past few years there has arisen anew the debate over the total-truthfulness or inerrancy of Scripture. At the core of this debate is whether or not self-professed evangelicals will remain faithful to the historic doctrine of Scripture handed down from the early Church, through the Reformation, and maintained by Confessional Evangelicalism. 56 more words

Theologians

Beware of those brilliant theologians!

Faith is the basis of Christian life, but the problem nowadays is that people don’t know what faith is.
The church is in trouble … and the trouble is that we are not taking our God seriously enough.

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