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John Calvin

One of the dismaying trends within evangelical Protestantism in America is the growing divide between those evangelicals who emphasize the church’s responsibility to proclaim a gospel of individual conversion and those who emphasize the church’s responsibility to advocate for social justice. It is a trend that featured prominently at this summer’s synod of the Christian […] Read More

Martin Luther’s influence during the Protestant Reformation was enormous, but with the acceptance of Scripture as the authority, many individual interpretations began to appear, creating a pluralism of Reformations. Historians commonly identify five of these patterns of Reformation. Followers of Luther created the Lutheran tradition. They adopted the Augsburg Confession in 1530 but then debated […] Read More

Thetext for today’s meditation comes from The Wall Street Journal, a quotation provided by a major novelist, whose newest work was being reviewed. The quote, first: “The Lord commands us to ‘do good to all men,’ universally, a great part of whom, estimated according to their own merits, are very undeserving; but here the Scripture […] Read More

Many Protestant Christians celebrated Oct. 31 as Reformation Day, the day that commemorates a little known German monk, Martin Luther, who may or may not have posted his infamous Ninety-Five Theses on a church door in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517. This act challenged the Roman Catholic authority, particularly the authority of the pope, and […] Read More