Why We’re Protestant – Nate Pickowicz (2017)

“Justification is the article upon which the church stands or falls.” So said Martin Luther as he battled for reform in the eye of the sixteenth-century storm that we know as the Protestant Reformation. The Reformers rediscovered the truth and beauty of the gospel message and proclaimed it faithfully and forcefully. Their allegiance to theContinue reading “Why We’re Protestant – Nate Pickowicz (2017)”

Why the Reformation Still Matters

Michael Reeves and Tim Chester, Why the Reformation Still Matters. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2016, 223 pp. $10.72 October 31, 2017, will mark the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This quincentennial celebration is remarkable in many ways as Protestants around the world will remember the accomplishments of the Reformers, most notably the bold moveContinue reading “Why the Reformation Still Matters”


The Protestant Reformers were men of unbending principle. They were men of unyielding conviction. These men fought relentlessly for the truth. Some of the battle took place privately as godly men wrote books and treatises, which magnified the mighty work of the gospel. The story is well-known about how Frederick the Wise arranged to haveContinue reading “CORNERED IN A CASTLE: THE RESOLVE OF MARTIN LUTHER”

BOLD REFORMER: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther – David S. Steele

On April 1, 2016 my new book, Bold Reformer will be available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and Booksamillon.com.  Here’s a brief summary: On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. One act of courage sparked a theological firestorm in Germany that set the world ablaze inContinue reading “BOLD REFORMER: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther – David S. Steele”

FEARLESS FAITH: JOHN KNOX – Steven J. Lawson (2014)

2014 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Knox, the Protestant Reformer who risked life and limb for the sake of the gospel in Scotland and much of western Europe.  Steven Lawson retells the story in his newest work, John Knox Fearless Faith. The author guides readers though the fascinating account of Knox’s lifeContinue reading “FEARLESS FAITH: JOHN KNOX – Steven J. Lawson (2014)”


A number of months ago, I read Republocrat by Carl R. Trueman.  Frankly, the book angered me.  I didn’t like anything about it.  So I rolled the dice (which is never a good idea for a Calvinist) with this reprinted book by Trueman, Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tommorrow.  I was pleasantly surprised and commend itContinue reading “REFORMATION: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW – Carl R. Trueman”

THE JOY OF CALVINISM – Greg Forster (2012)

The title of Greg Forster’s book will prompt one of two responses: People will mutter inappropriate words under their breath or they will rejoice in the truthfulness on the cover. The Joy of Calvinism is meant to be a buffer to the traditional arguments that have ransacked Calvinistic theology for decades.  And Forster accomplishes hisContinue reading “THE JOY OF CALVINISM – Greg Forster (2012)”


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)”


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!”