Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans

Martin Luther

As a part of my preparation for a course on Romans that I’m teaching at Tyndale University College, I reread Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans. This commentary is one of the most influential commentaries in […]

Who Were the Huguenots?

Huguenots

I have an interest in the French protestants known as the Huguenots. My family (on the Bedard side) are originally from La Rochelle, one of the Huguenots strongholds in France. While the Bedards were all Roman Catholic […]

Dutch Revolt and Arminianism

One of the most significant events post-Reformation for the history of theology was the teaching of Jacob Arminius. Arminius considered himself to be a true Calvinist, in the sense of being faithful to the teachings […]

Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation

When people think about the Reformation, they often think about Martin Luther and John Calvin. They are very important, but less well known is Ulrich Zwingli. Zwingli was a contemporary of Luther and preceded Calvin. This […]

Here I Stand – Review

With the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, I felt compelled to do some reading on Martin Luther. I had a book on my shelf that had been there for a while and […]

Should We Celebrate Martin Luther?

Martin Luther

We have just reached the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Door and the start of the Protestant Reformation. Like many, I posted many links to my Facebook page of […]

Did Martin Luther Reject Reason?

Martin Luther is quoted as saying, “Reason is the enemy of faith.” That is a difficult statement for those who believe that Christianity is a reasonable faith. Like any historical inquiry, statements need to be […]

Thoughts on the Legacy of the Reformation

As you know, this years is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on the Wittenberg door. Whether one is Catholic, Protestant or non-religious, you cannot deny the impact of this event. What […]

A Short Introduction to John Calvin

One of the most important figures in church history is John Calvin. Calvin didn’t start the Reformation but he put his stamp on it. Today, many people use Reformed theology and Calvinism as synonyms. In […]

Martin Luther – PBS Documentary

Martin Luther

One of the most influential figures in all of Christian history is Martin Luther. Love him or hate him, we must admit that he had a great impact and his legacy lives on. PBS put […]