The Impact of the Reformation“The Reformers’ forensic understanding of justification ... the idea of an immediate divine imputation [of righteousness] renders superfluous the entire Catholic system of the priestly mediation of grace by the Church.” -- (Bruce McCormack, What's at Stake in the Current Debates over Justification, from Husbands and Treier’s “Justification”, pg 82.) If you'd like to submit an article on a topic important to the Reformation, please contact me, johnbugay [at] gmail [dot] com.
Author Archives: Stephen Wolfe
(I) The Gospel contains unique precepts concerning immigration and racial reconciliation for the civil (not ecclesial) community. (A) If (I), then these precepts … Continue reading
The English Puritan Stephen Charnock (1628–1680), in his famous work The Existence and Attributes of God, said the following about God’s existence and the proper objects of reason and faith: Men that will not listen to Scripture, as having no … Continue reading
My essay on immigration is up at Mere Orthodoxy. I argue that Christians can and in most cases ought to support tight immigration restrictions. See the essay here.
The following are quotes from Reformed theologians on the possibility of pagans achieving civil righteousness (see my previous post on the subject). “In political life even an infidel may be called just, innocent, and upright because of [their external and civil … Continue reading
After Ted Cruz suspended his campaign last week, a flurry of blog posts from evangelical and Reformed Christians massed on the internet both denouncing Trump’s evangelical supporters and calling for a radical renewal of Christian political participation. Russel Moore, for … Continue reading
Many Reformed theologians acknowledged the virtue of pagans and their ability to know the natural law as it relates to human social relations—even to the point of acknowledging a sort of natural sociability. Reformed theologians “have always fully acknowledged,” writes … Continue reading
You can’t avoid city-on-the-hill talk in American elections. Every presidential election season since Reagan must include numerous references to Winthrop’s sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” by those advocating a “return” to American greatness and those complaining about those “dominionist” or … Continue reading