Tag Archives: John Calvin

Did The Reformers Think Their Doctrine Was New?

In the previous post, I offered a quick survey of historical church figures leading up to the Reformation. The purpose was to show that the doctrines emphasized by the Reformers were not completely new, but that the Reformation was, in … Continue reading

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Reading John Calvin

A couple of weeks ago, I offered some recommended reading on the Reformation and suggested reading John Calvin because he is surprisingly warm and easy to read. If you are interested in reading Calvin, a good place to start is, … Continue reading

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Reformation Reading

As October approaches, so does the anniversary of the Reformation. Yet, this year it is not just any anniversary, no, this year marks the 500th anniversary. It was on October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage and Banquet

I purchased a new book this week (ssshhh, don’t tell my wife), Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life. This afternoon I’ve been reading his chapter on Calvin’s view of the doctrine of Union with Christ. I would like to … Continue reading

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No Ivory Towers

This morning during the sermon I made some unplanned remarks about several figures from the reformation and puritan periods. My point was to show that they were well acquainted with suffering and were by no means ivory tower theologians. These … Continue reading

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Mystery

During the sermon this past Sunday I referenced a section of Job (38-42:6). The point I was attempting to make was that often we will come to a point of mystery in our efforts to understand God’s revelation of Himself … Continue reading

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Idolatry Today?

This past Sunday we began to look at the issue of Idolatry since we have reached chapters 32-34 in our study of Exodus. It is easy for us living in a Western culture during the 21st century to think that … Continue reading

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Christ, Our ONLY Hope

The month of October is only weeks away, and October is for Reformation! Over the last several years I have sought to give attention to the Reformation in my personal reading plan and in my teaching and Preaching during this … Continue reading

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He Suffered the Wrath of God

This past Sunday we recited The Apostles Creed as a part of our corporate worship. Have you ever asked yourself, “what does ‘He descended into hell’ mean?” If so, I can assure you, you are not alone. Daniel Hyde, in … Continue reading

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Books on the Reformation

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther’s action on this day is known to be the spark that started the Reformation. Here are some suggested books on … Continue reading

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