Historical Theology

Johannes Bugenhagen – Sharing the Gospel and Caring for the Poor Known mostly as pastor and church planter during the Protestant Reformation (he has been called “the Apostle to the North”), Johannes Bugenhagen was also an important model in the tradition of Christian love and compassion. A...
The Familiar Case of Benjamin Dutton Benjamin Dutton is not a recognizable name in Church history. He is usually remembered in passing as the second husband of Anne Dutton , the 18 th -century writer who confuted Wesley’s strive for earthly perfection and won the praises of George Whitefield and...
Historical Collections of the Past A socially-distanced Caleb Cangelosi joins Jonathan and James via Zoom. Caleb is the senior pastor at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, MS, and the founder of Log College Press—the topic of our conversation today. Log College Press is a publishing...
Justification has been described in various ways by Reformers we respect and admire. Luther spoke of it as the foundation of the church and Calvin said it was the main hinge on which religion turned. However, we say it the doctrine is central. What is more, it’s as beautiful as it is ministerial...
Carlton Wynne
As any poker player knows (and I am not a poker player--I tend to steer clear of competitions where the victor takes home a bracelet ), the hand is over when all the cards have been dealt, all the bets have been called, the players' cards are turned over and they reveal who has won the pot. The...
Michael A.G. Haykin
Ressourcement : retrieving our past for present faithfulness, part 2 Love and Its cost in The Letter to Diognetus The Apostle Paul's descriptions of the social fabric of the pagan world of his day are not pleasant. "Living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another" (Titus 3:3) is the way...
Paul Helm Articles
The Theology of John Calvin By Charles Partee 376 p. Westminster John Knox (October 2008) If all's well that ends well, then all is well with this new study of Calvin's theology. Which is to say, I find myself in agreement with much of the brief conclusion of this long book, a book revealing a...
Carl Trueman Articles
The day they tried to recruit me to the most dangerous cult in the world! I arrived on Faculty at Westminster in the summer of 2001. I had only been on campus for a couple of months before a group of students approached me one lunchtime and tried to recruit me to a most sinister and dangerous cult...
Well, he finally made it. Word from Rome is that John Henry Newman is to be canonised. You can read the story here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=12435 I love Newman's writings -- he was perhaps the greatest prose stylist of the Victorian era; and in his clash with the evangelical and...
Well, he finally made it. Word from Rome is that John Henry Newman is to be canonised. You can read the story here: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=12435 I love Newman's writings -- he was perhaps the greatest prose stylist of the Victorian era; and in his clash with the evangelical and...