The Word that Sparked the Reformation

I’ve heard it said that one spark from a campfire can travel over a mile before burning out. But there is one spark that has managed to travel thousands of miles, even across oceans, and through five centuries of time and has spread a blaze across the world; this spark is the reformation doctrine of … Continue reading The Word that Sparked the Reformation


Nuggets of Gold from Calvin about the Word

Scripture is superior to all human wisdom. (Institutes, 1.8.1)   The Power of Scripture is clear from that fact that human writings, however artfully polished, there is none capable of affecting us at all comparably.  Read Demosthenes, Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, and others of that tribe.  They will I admit allure you, delight you, move you, … Continue reading Nuggets of Gold from Calvin about the Word

Was Luther a Calvinist?

Douglas Sweeney: During the years I’ve taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, I’ve frequently been asked whether Luther was a Calvinist. The answer, of course, is no. Calvinism didn’t emerge until the end of Luther’s life. Arminianism emerged long after Luther had passed away. So Luther himself never engaged the controversy that divided Reformed Protestantism after … Continue reading Was Luther a Calvinist?