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 was certainly a watershed moment in history and the one we most remember.

In honor of that here is a series of messages I’ve been listening to on key theological tenets that the reformation recovered. These particular messages are from First Baptist Church of Manhattan, but there are many churches doing similar series to mark Reformation 500.

Soli Deo Gloria (only for God’s glory)

Sola Scriptura  (Scripture is our authority)

Solus Christus (Christ alone)

Sola Fide (Faith alone)

Sola Gratia (Grace alone)

The Reformers: Martin Luther

It makes sense to begin these few posts about the Reformers with the most well-known: Martin Luther. But before that, I’d like to say that my intention here is not to revere these men. They were all men. Sinners, just like the rest of us. But I think it is important to remember them and the impact they had on Christianity by God’s grace. Continue reading

Don’t Miss List: Meditation, Reformation and More

How to Discern Between Biblical Meditation and the Unbiblical Kind

As new age meditation becomes commonplace in our culture it is imperative that we Christians understand the difference between what the Bible means when it says to meditate on God’s word and eastern and dangerous religious practices that are so popular today. Marsha West tackles meditation and what is biblical at Stand Up for the Truth. Continue reading

Grab Bag: Valentine’s Day edition

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Here’s my Valentine to you all. Popples totally say, “I love you” don’t they? I actually had a friend order me this set of vintage 1987 valentines to give out to my friends this year. I couldn’t resist the nostalgia of it. But seriously, I do love each and every one of you reading this website and following me on twitter and I appreciate you taking the time to read this.

I’ve collected a few different articles of interest related to Valentine’s day that I thought I’d share, since I can’t pass out little candy hearts to all of you. Continue reading