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  • Luther – The Original Cussing Pastor image

    Luther – The Original Cussing Pastor

    Many of us have enjoyed and been inspired by the ministry of Mark Driscoll. He is a phenomenal preacher and visionary leader. Driscoll himself is self-consciously... Read more
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    Hearing Her Voice

    Back in 2002 I remember hearing Wayne Grudem give two talks at Together on a Mission (the Newfrontiers international leaders’ conference). There was very little I... Read more
  • The Reformation From Luther’s Perspective image

    The Reformation From Luther’s Perspective

    If anyone talks about the Reformation today, we can comfortably assume that they mean the tumultuous events of the sixteenth century whereby Luther, Zwingli and the like... Read more
  • Series: The Real Martin Luther image

    Series: The Real Martin Luther

    Will the real Martin Luther please stand up?

    In a series of six posts, Andy Johnston takes us through some of the less explored areas of Luther’s life, theology and...
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    Will the Real Martin Luther Please Stand Up?

    I have been reading and thinking about Martin Luther now for over 30 years. He was an extraordinary theologian, pastor and visionary leader. It is staggering to think... Read more
  • The Nasty Side of Calvinism image

    The Nasty Side of Calvinism

    The Calvinism of the 1550s in the Netherlands is hugely attractive. Godly congregations were established in an extremely hostile environment. Their communities were... Read more
  • Chickens and Eggs - Ecclesiology and Soteriology image

    Chickens and Eggs - Ecclesiology and Soteriology

    Our theological preoccupations naturally lead us to assume that predestination and election were the defining doctrines which divided the Remonstrants and... Read more
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    Theological Infighting

    Within a few years of the first Calvinist churches being established in the Netherlands the Belgian Confession was written. Guy de Bray who was a student first of... Read more
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    Confessionalisation

    Confessionalization is often a slow process. In the Netherlands it took about 40 years. Evangelicalism made a very strong impact in the 1520s, stronger than anywhere in... Read more
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    Homogeneity and Heterogeneity

    “The United Provinces are like a fair bird suited with goodly borrowed plumes: but if every fowl should take his feather, this bird would rest near naked.” Read more