In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Sola Scriptura,” Gavin Ortlund has contributed an article called, “Sola Scriptura Then and Now: Biblical Authority in Late Medieval and Reformation Context.” Gavin Ortlund (PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate pastor at Sierra Madre Congregational Church in Sierra Madre, California, and he blogs regularly at The Gospel…

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In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Sola Scriptura,” Matthew Barrett, executive editor of Credo Magazine, talks to Luther scholar Robert Kolb about Luther’s understanding of sola scriptura. Robert Kolb (Ph.D, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin) has taught at Concordia College, St. Paul, in the departments of religion and history. He also served as acting…

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Awakening the Evangelical Mind: An Intellectual History of the Neo-Evangelical Movement, by Owen Strachan Zondervan, 2015 If you want to understand Evangelicalism today then it is essential to know something about the neo-evangelical movement of the early twentieth-century and its key representatives. Doing so will only help the evangelical today identify that which sets him…

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The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have released a joint statement on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The statement recognises that ‘many Christians will want to give thanks for the great blessings they have received to which the Reformation directly contributed’. Furthermore it includes among those blessings, ‘clear proclamation of the gospel of grace,…

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Among conservative evangelicals, there’s a longstanding, friendly debate over whether or not every sermon should include a concise summary of the gospel message.  By this I’m not talking about the use of a gospel-centered hermeneutic which connects every passage of Scripture to the person and work of Jesus, say, the approach to Bible interpretation taught…

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J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, and Matthew Barrett, Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Oak Hill Theological College in London, are pleased to announce the start of a new series with Mentor (the academic arm of Christian Focus): Reformed, Exegetical and Doctrinal…

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As we reflect on the life and legacy of Mike Ovey, allow me to draw your attention to a message that has been particularly popular among his students, as well as former students now shepherding churches around the UK: an ordination sermon he gave back in 2015 at St Helen’s Bishopsgate on Acts 20:17-38. Mike…

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D. A. Carson has written some very kind words reflecting on his own experience with Mike Ovey: “Mike Ovey was equally at home talking about such Fathers as Hilary of Poitiers and Athansius of Alexandria, and tracing the intricacies of current debates on justification. He was at home in the councils of the great and…

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In the near future I will be posting a personal reflection on the sudden death of Mike Ovey, friend, theologian, and principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London. This week we will be highlighting some of Mike’s lectures and writings in his honor. But until that reflection, here is a message Mike Ovey gave…

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In the near future I will be posting a personal reflection on the sudden death of Mike Ovey, friend, theologian, and principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London. This week we will be highlighting some of Mike’s lectures and writings in his honor. But until that reflection, here is a well-known talk Mike gave…

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