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October 31, 2018
Reformation Then and Now
The Church is discredited: plagued by corruption, including sex scandals. Trusting human leaders whose failures...
September 28, 2018
The Continuing Protestant Legacy in Education
Martin Luther invented universal education--for boys and girls of all social classes--and he started institutions...
September 20, 2018
The Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal Is Bigger Crisis Than the Reformation?
The priest sex-abuse scandal is the biggest crisis to hit the Roman Catholic church since...
January 11, 2018
The Protestant Reformation & the Protestant Revolution
Yesterday's post on the Reformation of America, made me realize that the distinction between revolution...
December 13, 2017
On the Pope’s Desire to Change the Wording of the Lord’s Prayer
Should we start with the teaching we want to convey and then devise a translation...
October 16, 2017
How Luther Challenges Protestants
Martin Luther challenged and continues to challenge Roman Catholic theology in some profound ways. But...
September 15, 2017
A Unified Protestant Confession?
The Reformation, whose 500th anniversary is next month, had as its purpose the reformation of...
September 06, 2017
Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics on Salvation
Over half of American Protestants (52%) believe that salvation--that is to say, getting into Heaven--requires...
August 07, 2017
Vatican Condemns U.S. Catholic Conservatives
An official Vatican publication has condemned Catholic conservatives in America for participating with evangelicals in...
February 24, 2017
Why conservatives need Edmund Burke
In another in our series of my-former-students-who-are-making-me-proud-by-their-writing, Gracy Olmstead explains why today's conservatives need to...
February 13, 2015
The Crusades, the Inquisition, and Protestants
President Obama told the National Prayer Breakfast that Christianity, like Islam today, has been used...
December 08, 2014
“No Sacraments, No Protestantism”
Reformed pastor Peter Leithhart says that Protestantism requires a high view of the sacraments. He...
November 12, 2014
Protestants who believe in Purgatory
Some Protestants, including some evangelicals, are trying to bring back the belief in Purgatory. After...
July 17, 2014
Was Luther a Calvinist?
Short answer: NO! But Calvinists often claim him for their own. Douglas Sweeney,Trinity Evangelical Seminary...
May 30, 2014
The essence of Protestantism?
Dale M. Coulter discusses H. Richard Niebuhr's The Kingdom of God in America and the...
November 12, 2013
Calvinist theologian Peter Leithhart is calling for "The End of Protestantism." It should be replaced,...
August 09, 2013
Is God different than we are?: The ontological controversy
Consider this quote from Timothy George, in our recent Christianity without the Atonement post: The problem...
July 16, 2013
The end of American Protestantism?
Theologian Stanley Hauerwas has written a devastating critique of America and American Protestantism that, agree...
October 05, 2011
The recent post on "The Pope on Luther" led to a discussion of Luther's views...
September 08, 2011
What defines an “evangelical”?
Al Mohler has an interesting piece trying to define what is meant by "evangelical." He...
July 18, 2011
Lutheranism & the Antichrist
The teaching that got Michele Bachmann into trouble--that the papacy is the antichrist-- and made...
April 20, 2011
Protestant as one who confesses
Fred Sanders sheds some light on what "Protestant" means on the anniversary of the Protestation...
October 27, 2010
Bringing the Reformation to Protestantism
The original Reformation, whose anniversary we mark on October 31, began in 1517 as an...
November 24, 2009
Preach about Hell to improve the economy
Here is a fascinating article on the influence of specific religious beliefs on economic growth....
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