It was great to visit recently with the “Biblical and Reformed” Podcast and Dawain Atkinson. The audio is now up. I would like to thank Dawain and the other members of B.A.R. for this opportunity and for their time. I really enjoyed it! You can check out the audio here. From the post: This week […]
I’d like to introduce you to a couple of long-lost, but newly-available works on John Calvin, available exclusively from American Vision. Several years ago, I crossed this little book from 1865, The College Days of Calvin. I was intrigued, and when I read it, I had a whole new appreciation for the integrity and bravery […]
I’ve been hearing all year about Reformation 500. And I hear people ask, “What does Reformation 2.0 look like?” “What’s the next 500 look like?” But I’ve not seen many yet that even get to the point other than to rehearse that Martin Luther stood before this council. Who applies it today? It’s got to be […]
What was the Protestant Reformation all about? Simple: it was about the power of local government and lesser magistrates. It was about much more, but it was definitely, and crucially, about this. Without it, there would have been no Reformation. Without it, there will also not be another one. Church history is so often taught […]
Calvin’s Institutes Family Devotional Edition Lesson 1 Knowing God Our wisdom consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. These two are intimately connected. First of all, no man can survey himself without immediately turning his thoughts towards God, because the gifts we possess cannot possibly be from ourselves. Likewise, the […]
For immediate release: Blaming Moses: Rejections of Mosaic Civil Law during the Early Reformation. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision Press, 2016. $30.00. The published version of my doctoral thesis is finally here. Let me tell you why this is so important. If you have any affinity for biblical law at all, you’ve probably tried to […]
It has become routine in October for some Christian schools to send out letters warning parents about the evils of Halloween, and it has become equally routine for me to be asked questions about this matter. “Halloween” [not Holloween] is simply a contraction for All Hallows’ Eve. The word “hallow” means “saint,” in that “hallow” […]
Join the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society and Bojidar Marinov for the East Coast Regional Worldview Conference, July 20-21, 2012! Twin Valley Bible Church — Narvon, PA. Space is limited, so REGISTER EARLY! & the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society Registration opens at 5:00pm. 1. The Universal and Comprehensive Victory of the Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ (Paul Michael Raymond) 2. The Filioque […]
England had a head start on the Reformation because of the work of John Wycliffe (c. 1324–1384). It was Wycliffe who held that the Bible alone (sola Scriptura) set forth the definition of true Christianity. Wycliffe’s efforts to translate the Bible into the language of the people prepared the way for a reform movement that […]
How we view the future directly impacts the way we live in the present. If we believe that the ultimate decay of our culture is inevitable, can we truly be motivated to fight it. Hope for cultural reformation will fuel efforts to that end.
It has become routine in October for some Christian schools to send out letters warning parents about the evils of Halloween, and it has become equally routine for me to be asked questions about this matter.1 “Halloween” is simply a contraction for All Hallows’ Eve. The word “hallow” means “saint,” in that “hallow” is just […]
Not long after Luther, Calvin, and the reformers began leading Europe’s captive masses out from under the heavy hand of spiritual, intellectual (and thus economic and political) papal bondage, an even worse form of tyranny was about to replace it. One that still has Europe and the U.S. in a death grip.
I received an email from a professor at a Bible college that got me thinking about how bogus, or revisionist, history: (1) is used to make points of fact, (2) exposes how we naively accept a point of historical assertion when referenced by an “expert” or a person of noted authority, (3) shows how immune […]
Jerry Falwell has made a number of transitions in his fruitful ministry. Few people had heard of Jerry Falwell prior to 1979. His Thomas Road Baptist Church was his mission in life. In a sermon delivered in 1965, entitled “Ministers and Marchers,” Falwell said: