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Protestant Reformation

The Marks of the Church: The true church is marked by submission to the Scriptures.

Dr. Robert Godfrey, former president of Westminster Seminary in California, and current fellow at Ligonier Ministries, has written a very helpful article about recognizing whether a church is faithful or not.  His article is based upon the theology of the Protestant Reformation, particularly the thinking of the Reformed and Lutheran traditions.  Here is a sampling: Among the Reformed churches, eventually three marks…

The Mega-Church Century

Shane Rosenthal, former producer and host of the White Horse Inn podcast, has published a thoughtful article about megachurches. He observes that the first megachurch was started 100 years ago in Los Angeles by Sister Aimee Semple McPherson. Consider that the marks that made her church successful are largely the same marks that make successful megachurches today. Question: Are they the same…

“The Greatest of All Protestant Heresies”?

The Protestant Reformation is traced to October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door of Wittenberg, Germany. He intended to enter into a scholarly debate with his fellow monks about church practice as compared to the teaching of Scripture. Unbeknownst to Luther, the 95 Theses were taken down, reprinted in German, and distributed widely. This began a…