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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 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...
January 10, 2018
The Reformation of America
A revolution approaches problems by overthrowing the old order and replacing it with something completely...
October 31, 2017
The 95 Theses
What better way to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation than to read Luther's 95...
October 31, 2017
Other Takes on the Reformation
The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation--which is today--has received an extraordinary amount of attention. As...
October 30, 2017
How Lutherans View the Reformation Differently
Luther didn't split the church. The pope did.
October 27, 2017
What the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is NOT About
The 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of the 95 Theses is soon upon us (next...
October 24, 2017
I was asked to write a guest post for the Tabletalk blog on "Why Luther?" Others, such...
September 15, 2017
A Unified Protestant Confession?
The Reformation, whose 500th anniversary is next month, had as its purpose the reformation of...
August 11, 2017
What Constitutes “Heresy” and “Orthodoxy”?
Does acceptance of same-sex marriage on the part of a Christian constitute "heresy"? It may...
May 23, 2017
The cup for the laity
The communion practice of the Roman Catholic Church, up until Vatican II, was for the...
April 12, 2017
The connection between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King
As the world reflects on the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, it...
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...
December 26, 2016
Marshall McLuhan, conservative Catholic
Marshall McLuhan, who basically invented the study of media, became an icon of the 1960's...
December 15, 2016
Gift idea: Christianity Today’s 2017 book awards
Christianity Today has announced its 2017 book awards. The list of winners in all of...
November 01, 2016
All Saints’ Day, the Reformation, and the shadow of Death
As he mourns a death in his family, Mathew Block brings together the Reformation and All...
August 18, 2016
A comedy-thriller about the Reformation
You have GOT to read The Relic Master, a novel by Christopher Buckley (son of...
November 04, 2015
Luther and Religious freedom
The Wall Street Journal has published an excellent account by Joe Loconte on Luther, the...
October 31, 2014
Blaming the Reformation
I've been reading various cultural critiques of the mess we've gotten ourselves into, and several...
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...
June 25, 2013
Happy Augsburg Confession day!
Today, June 25, is the anniversary of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, which happened...
October 18, 2012
British author Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies. ...
July 06, 2012
Lucas Cranach, cover story
The cover of Books & Culture, the Christian culture journal, features Lucas Cranach, and the...
June 25, 2012
Happy Augsburg Confession Day!
On this day 482 years ago--June 25, 1530--the Reformation princes and free cities confessed their...
December 22, 2011
Vocation & economic productivity
Greg Forster, in the context of a discussion about Europe's economic woes, makes some fascinating...
November 01, 2010
Who split the Church?
I've been reading some Reformation Day reflections by Roman Catholics, some of whom have expressed...
October 27, 2010
Bringing the Reformation to Protestantism
The original Reformation, whose anniversary we mark on October 31, began in 1517 as an...
October 18, 2010
Reformation Week on “Issues, Etc.”
The web-based radio program Issues, Etc. is planning a special series of programs for an...
October 30, 2009
If the Church were to go through another Reformation today, what do you think needs...
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