The Chicago Statement

September 17, 2014
A remarkable gathering of minds met in Chicago on October 26, 1978. For three days they met, studied, prayed, and deliberated—268 participants, including representatives from thirty-four seminaries, thirty-three colleges, forty-one churches, and thirty-eight Christian denominations. They gathered to address a critical topic: the inerrancy of Scripture. The conference was convened by the International Council of Biblical

Raphael: Stanza Della Segnatura

September 10, 2014
The Renaissance artist Raphael (1483–1520) is considered one of the great masters of his day, and is one of the most well-regarded artists of all time. Among his many famous works is the Stanza della Segnatura. It's actually not just a single piece of art; it's actually an entire room. Raphael was commissioned to adorn

Calvin’s Sermons on Job: Derek Thomas

September 3, 2014
Stephen J. Nichols: Welcome back to another episode of 5 Minutes in Church History. In this episode, we are continuing our conversation with my favorite Welshman, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas. We had him on his deserted island, and usually I get to ask guests which book of theirs that they've written would they like to

Deserted Island Top 5: Derek Thomas

August 27, 2014
Stephen J. Nichols: It's time for another installment of our deserted island series, and on this episode we are joined by Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas. Dr. Thomas is the senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and the Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He
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