Topic: Reformation


The Ten Theses of Berne

January 25, 2017
The city of Berne is in northern Germany, toward the west, not too far from the border with the Netherlands. In 1520, Berchtold Haller came to the church at St. Vincent in the city. Haller had been influenced by Philip Melanchthon and Huldrych Zwingli. Later, especially after 1521, Haller and Zwingli would correspond often and

As He Spoke from the Pulpit

January 11, 2017
John Calvin's sermons on Ephesians are a wonderful text. In the introduction to the Banner of Truth Trust's edition of these sermons, the editors note that as we think about Calvin's writings, we have his sermons, his commentaries, and his Institutes of the Christian Religion, but: "In these pages, we hear Calvin. Not as we

Bishop Ussher

December 28, 2016
Bishop James Ussher came from a very long line in Ireland. If you go way back in his family line, you will find that his ancestor was named Ussher because of his occupation—he was usher to the king. When James had come of age, he was ready to go off to college. He was sent to

500th Anniversary of 1516

December 14, 2016
The year 2017 marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on October 31, 1517. But before 2016 ends, it is worthwhile to talk about the five-hundredth anniversary of 1516. That year set the stage for the start of the Reformation. We can look at three
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