HERE I STAND: A LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER – Roland Bainton (1950)

My copy of Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther is falling apart.  I first read this classic back in 1998.  At that time, Luther’s life and legacy were still very new to me.  Now over fifteen years later, the story is no less exciting.  In fact, it just keeps getting better. Bainton’s work is clearlyContinue reading “HERE I STAND: A LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER – Roland Bainton (1950)”

SOLI DEO GLORIA – TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE!

The truth of 1 Corinthians 10:31 has echoed from all eternity and will echo into eternity future: “Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory the glory of God” (ESV).  Contemporary culture appears to have more in common with Romans 1:23-25 than 1 Corinthians 10:31.  The apostle Paul writes, “For althoughContinue reading “SOLI DEO GLORIA – TO THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE!”

A Response to Ed Young: “Cool-Aide Homeboy”

Reformed theology has been on the rise for several years now.  Some pastors are discovering the doctrines of grace for the first time; others are waking up to the beauty of Calvinism, the dogma that Spurgeon called a “nickname for biblical Christianity.”  However, whenever a movement of God ascends, opposition tends to rise.  Consider theContinue reading “A Response to Ed Young: “Cool-Aide Homeboy””

THE THEOLOGICAL BACKBONE OF WILLIAM TYNDALE (1494 – 1536)

Today  marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of William Tyndale.  This faithful man was born in 1494.  He attended Oxford, Magdalen Hall and Cambridge University.  A student and adherent of the Protestant Reformation, Tyndale engaged in numerous debates with Roman Catholics.    One leader in the Roman Catholic church mocked Tyndale: “We are better to beContinue reading “THE THEOLOGICAL BACKBONE OF WILLIAM TYNDALE (1494 – 1536)”

REFORMATION DAY: THE SWANS WILL NOT BE SILENCED!

Because he proclaimed  the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church in the 15th century, John Hus was arrested and thrown into a dark hole at the opening of a sewer drain.  He endured eight months in that filthy place.  Hus was tortured and ultimately burned at the stake on July 6, 1415.  Prior to hisContinue reading “REFORMATION DAY: THE SWANS WILL NOT BE SILENCED!”