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.
Category Archives: grace
(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
In Francis Turretin’s brilliant section on “The Law of God” in his Institutes of Elenctic Theology (11th Topic), he “affirms against the antinomians” that the law “in a certain respect…still pertains to Christians.” Here is part of his response (23rd … Continue reading
Strive for…the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. ~Hebrews 12:14 Anne Hutchinson This list has been published in a few blogs, notably by Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition. But it is worth another publishing. Mark Jones … Continue reading
Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone, from a recent Reformation Day conference. More audio here.
The Apostle Paul said that “the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Galatians 5:14). How one goes about loving one’s neighbor is the subject of much discussion and controversy in Christianity. Among … Continue reading
Postmodern theology is diverse, ranging from “postliberal theology” to “deconstructive theology,” and trying to capture its fundamental tenets likely conflicts with what one even does (or can do) with such theology. But one might describe postmodern theology’s fundamental tenet as … Continue reading