Happy Reformation Day

On October 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Castle church sparking the Reformation.

Psalm 91 on 9/11

Shane Vander Hart: It is apropos to read Psalm 91 as we remember 9/11. We need not be afraid when we rest in the shelter of the Most High God.

Safeguarding Our Kids At Church

Shane Vander Hart: In light of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church it is imperative that every congregation takes precautions to protect the children and youth entrusted in their care.

Worship Is Not About Us

Collin Brendemuehl: It’s hard to be self-correcting in, well, most everything. Worship is about Him and is not about us.

Rosaria Butterfield on the Celibate Gay Christian Identity Movement

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, a former lesbian who was a tenured professor in queer theory, explains why the celibate gay Christian identity movement is not Reformed or Biblical.

Charles Spurgeon: The Memorial of Christ’s Death is a Festival, Not a Funeral

Good Friday (and every day really) we should reflect on the sacrifice that Christ made on our behalf, but instead of being somber, we should celebrate. Because of Christ’s death, we can have new life. As Charles Spurgeon said, “The memorial of Christ’s death is a festival, not a funeral.”

S.M. Lockridge: It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming

Dr. S.M. Lockridge (1913-2000) was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African-American church in San Diego, CA, from 1953-1993. He gave a Good Friday devotional entitled “It’s Friday – But, Sunday’s Coming.”

Prayer and Fasting to Prevent the Impeachment of Donald Trump?

Shane Vander Hart: Christian psychologist and radio personality Dr. James Dobson called for a day of prayer and fasting in order to prevent the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. Is this something we should pray for?

Why Is Historical Theology Important?

Collin Brendemuehl: Just two hundred years of church history says a great deal about who we are.  The more history we read the more we understand ourselves. With the proper attitude, the more this understanding can help us correct ourselves and fix our errors.

Bad Theology, False Flags, and The Church

Collin Bredemuehl: Can bad theology create a false flag? Can bad theology create a situation where someone else deceived so that they would sin as the seeming right choice?

There’s No Such Thing as a “Nonstraight Christian”

Shane Vander Hart: It’s one thing to acknowledge past homosexual sin and same-sex attraction, but quite another to identify oneself by it. 

What A Reformed Perspective Can Teach Fundamentalists and Premillennial Evangelicals

Collin Brendemuehl: There is a lot of good reading in Kuiper’s works. The premillennial theologian might learn something for his correction and improvement.

A Puritan Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

Shane Vander Hart: If you are not sure what to be thankful for today, let your heart echo the Puritan author of this prayer from The Valley of Vision. 

Soli Deo Gloria: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Martin Luther wrote in his famous hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our helper he amid the flood, Of mortal ills prevailing.”

The Gospel Was Rediscovered 500 Years Ago

Shane Vander Hart: The Reformers rediscovered the Gospel, and we must keep it the center of our churches, our families, our worship, and our lives.

About The Most Segregated Hour of the Week

Sunday morning is described as the most segregated time in the week. Shane Vander Hart discusses why that is and shares five thoughts on how to address it.