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High Church

This article was making the rounds last week. Its thesis is that young people are interested in “high church” traditions because they provide something that the rest of the world cannot: The kids who leave evangelical Protestantism are looking for something the world can’t give them. The world can give them hotter jeans, better coffee, […]

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Calvinism, Coherence, and Clarity

Over at The Gospel Coalition, the self-professed “Calvinist Baptist” Joe Carter helpfully surveys the intriguing recent discussions about the possibilities of various forms of hyphenated Baptistry. In a brief note on Twitter, the SBC’s Russell Moore noted the possibility of “small ‘l’” Lutheran Baptists focusing on the question of the relationship of law/gospel, which raises […]

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David Pareus on Protestant Ecumenism

David Pareus was the successor to Zacharias Ursinus. Pareus taught at the University of Heidelberg in the early 17th century and labored particularly towards Protestant ecumenism.  He was able to reduce the disagreement in doctrine between the Reformed and Lutheran to one point: Building directly on the precedent established at the colloquy of Marburg in 1529, […]

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More Calvinists, Lutherans, and Baptists, Oh My!

Over at TGC, Joe Carter chimed in on the question of “Lutheran Baptists” and the ongoing discussion about the differences between Calvinism and Lutheranism. He was kind enough to plug my own comments on that matter. He also went on to highlight Gene Veith’s perspective, concluding that it was the clearest (though I do wonder […]

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An Interview with Allan Carlson

We are delighted to be able to share with you an interview recently conducted with Allan Carlson, whose book Third Ways was reviewed in this space in January. You can also see a survey of Dr. Carlson’s political and economic thought here. We are deeply grateful to Dr. Carlson for taking the time to respond […]

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The Humanism of Martin Luther

William J. Wright, Martin Luther’s Understanding of God’s Two Kingdoms: A Response to the Challenge of Skepticism, Baker Academic 2010. William J. Wright seeks to explain Martin Luther’s theology of the “two kingdoms,” not as merely one locus among many in Luther’s thought, but rather as a controlling method by which Luther approaches all intellectual questions, […]