The year 2017 is quickly coming to an end and with it the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Should our study and appropriation of the Reformation, its theology, and its call back to the scriptures stop in January, well that will only demonstrate that we have not understood the Reformers at all.…

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Each year the Dunham Bible Museum hosts a different lecturer on a theme related to the Bible. This October they hosted Paul L. Maier who gave two messages on Martin Luther and the Bible. Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University and a much-published author…

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In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “The Reformation of the Family,” David Murray has contributed an article titled, “The Reformation of Education and the Christian Family.” Dr. David Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He was…

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The following is a prayer of thankfulness from The Valley of Vision. Happy Thanksgiving! O My God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When…

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Why is it so important for pastors and seminary students to read? How should the discipline of reading inform the ministry? What type of books should one be reading? These are the type of questions John MacArthur and Iain Murray address in this 2017 Shepherd’s Conference discussion, aiming to help students and pastors alike cultivate…

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This year Michael Horton spoke at the Ligonier National Conference on the theme “Working for God’s Glory.” Given our emphasis this year on the solas of the Reformation, including Soli Deo Gloria, Horton’s message is of great relevance. Reformation extends to all matters of life, including theology, church, home, and society. This session outlines the…

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Last time we saw how Martin Luther taught that self-knowledge is essential to the proper worship of God. He then went on to show that we need to know about God’s ‘character’ in order to sustain the life of faith. I would also point out not only how these things are true…but also how godly,…

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I came across this passage from Luther’s Bondage of the Will not long ago: So it is not irreligious, idle, or superfluous, but in the highest degree  wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know whether or not his will has anything to do in matters  pertaining to salvation. `Indeed, let me tell you, this…

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Next week, November 15-17, is the annual meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society in Rhode Island. The theme is: “The Heritage of the Reformation.” David Dockery, President of Trinity International University, is this year’s program chair. The presidential address will be given by Sam Storms (Bridgeway Church / Enjoying God Ministries). Plenary Speakers include Gwenfair…

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