Category Archives: Church history

Celebrating Reformation 500

Today is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, recalling the day Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Church door. Of course, other reformers came before him and many came after him. But this day in 1517 … Continue reading

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Remembering Reformation Day 499 Years Later

Four hundred and 99 years ago, Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to the doors of the church at Wittenberg. But what led to that was his wrestling with the biblical text, particularly Romans 1 … Continue reading

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Charles Spurgeon Recounts His Salvation

While writing my post the other day about grace and the doctrine of salvation I found this extended quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s autobiography and wanted to share it: Spurgeon wrote: When I was coming to Christ, I thought I … Continue reading

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Is There Evidence That Christianity is True? (Video)

While we can’t go back in time and be eyewitnesses to the historical events, whether they be the creation of the world, the exodus from Egypt, or the resurrection of Christ, I do not believe that the Christian faith is … Continue reading

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Cessationism, Continuationism and Charismaticism (Video)

I’m a cessationist. I think anyone who has been reading my blog for any time at all realizes that. But I hope that whether you are also a cessationist or are a charismatic (and especially if you aren’t sure) you’ll … Continue reading

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Thinking Biblically about Race and Class from the book of Acts

My church has been studying the book of Acts verse-by-verse for months now. We finally wrapped up Acts 11 today, and I was extremely grateful that my pastor has been pointing out how both Acts 10 and 11 condemn racism … Continue reading

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Audio: Phil Johnson on Fundamentalism

Everyone’s heard the term “fundamentalism” or fundamentalist applied to Christianity, but what did that mean originally, how did it change over time, what did it have right and wrong, and what is its relationship to evangelicalism? Phil Johnson answers those … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss List for April 12, 2016

Victoria Osteen Puts Words in Jesus’ Mouth The Museum of Idolatry has this 44-second gem on display, providing further proof that neither Joel Osteen or his wife Victoria, have any idea what the Bible actually says or means. One of … Continue reading

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Facts and Historical Support for the Resurrection of Jesus

Christianity rests on claims of historical events: specifically that Jesus was God and man, that he really lived on this earth, was put to death by crucifixion and rose from the grave as “he said he would.” (Matthew 28:6) It … Continue reading

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What If Christ Didn’t Rise?

In my search for Holy Week sermons, I found this one from Grace to You called What If Christ Didn’t Rise? It addresses the essential matter of the resurrection and I hope it will bless you today.

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