In celebration of Reformation Day we are honored to have a sat down with Michael A.G. Haykin, professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to talk about the life and theology of Martin Luther. In the first video Haykin explain how Martin Luther was converted, in the second video…

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 Interview by Matthew Barrett For Reformation Day we are pleased to have Michael Reeves join us to talk about the importance of the Reformation. Michael is author of Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation (B&H). He is also theological advisor for Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), a charity supporting evangelism in higher…

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By Luke Stamps I suppose it’s safe to say that there has been a revival of interest in all things “gospel” among evangelicals in the last several years.  Evangelical churches, organizations, conferences, blogs, sermons, ministries, and writings are as likely to feature the language of “gospel” as any other biblical theme.  And with good reason. …

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By Matthew Barrett So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God,…

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By Thomas Schreiner It has often been pointed out that the church at Thyatira has the opposite problem of the church at Ephesus. The church at Ephesus was doctrinally pure but had abandoned its first love. The church at Thyatira was growing in many ways, but it had sacrificed doctrinal purity. G. K. Chesterton rightly…

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On a scale from 1 to 10, how difficult is it to interpret OT prophetic literature? James Hamilton, Walter Kaiser, Daniel Hays, Peter Gentry, and David Talley all give their answer in the October issue of Credo Magazine! Their answers may surprise you! [issuu width=420 height=231 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111004125903-7a9245a15ca1450ba2e83e5f97a58fd5 name=the_living_word-oct_2011 username=credomagazine tag=evangelicals unit=px id=a9f431c1-edfa-8fbd-5a02-49600bf61ac9 v=2] To…

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By Marc Cortez Blank, white space. Just staring at me. Mocking me. Daring me to write what I really think. I know perfectly well what I’m supposed to write. I paid attention in class and studied hard for the test. More importantly, I know how this prof works. He’s not looking for anything creative, interesting,…

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As many of you may know, this Sunday is Reformation Sunday in light of Monday, October 31st, being Reformation Day. Starting tomorrow through the rest of next week, the Credo blog will focus each post on the Reformation. We hope by the end of the week you will have a better understanding and love for…

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By Matthew Barrett How do you know when a church moves from being a less than healthy church, but nonetheless still a true church, to being a false church altogether? There are perhaps many ways to detect whether a church has become a false church (a rejection of the gospel should be at the top…

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By Paul Helm I’m beginning to think that effectual calling is one key biblical idea that is frequently misunderstood, as much among its supporters as its detractors. This state of affairs only leads to nervousness on the one side, and to caricature and misrepresentation on the other. Reformed theology has the Scriptural resources to meet…

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By Tony Merida As I write this article, our core team for our new church plant has been gathering for a grand total of three weeks. We currently have about twenty people on the team, and several children. We are filled with excitement, joy, anticipation, and nervousness. I have served as an itinerant evangelist, a…

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