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A significant figure in a variety of circles, J. I. Packer is one of the last voices representing the generation of British evangelicals with roots in the Reformation. Packer is articulate, warm, and evangelical in the best sense of the word. His latest invitation to the evangelical community to join him in appreciating and learning […]

R. Scott Clark
J.I. Packer
Wednesday, August 31st 2016

Throughout the history of the church, young believers and new converts to the faith went through a process called "catechism." Although this is an ancient practice, it has fallen out of use in contemporary Christianity. In seeking a remedy to this, White Horse Inn talked with J. I. Packer and Gary Parrett, authors of an […]

Gary Parrett
J.I. Packer
Thursday, June 30th 2011

As the articles in this issue of Modern Reformation suggest, evangelicalism is experiencing a change in seasons: former evangelical statesmen are passing from the scene, new evangelicals don't seem to rally around the same issues and ideas as their forefathers, and it's increasingly difficult (if it was ever really possible) to identify clearly what an […]

J.I. Packer
Thursday, November 6th 2008

The cross is the heart of the Christian faith. It is the center of the gospel. It is, pardon the pun, the crux of the matter. There really is no need to justify another look at the death (and, of course, the resurrection) of our Lord Jesus Christ. Consideration of the atonement is essential to […]

Jeffrey C. Waddington
Mark Dever
Friday, September 5th 2008

According to Christianity Today, “J.I. Packer was one of the most famous and influential evangelical leaders of our time. He died Friday, July 17, at age 93” [click here for the full CT article]. Dr. Packer had a major influence on many of us at White Horse Inn and Modern Reformation. In this 2008 interview, Shane Rosenthal […]

Shane Rosenthal
J.I. Packer
Tuesday, July 1st 2008

MR: Dr. Packer, you've done a great deal of writing and speaking on the subject of the need for a new reformation, a new awareness of the sovereignty and grace of God in our day. How do you assess the condition of the state of evangelicalism as it presently exists, and what do you think […]

J.I. Packer
Friday, August 31st 2007

No, life isn't fair," said the journalist, whose livelihood was touring the world to cover disasters. "Earth-quakes, tsunamis, famines, floods, pandemics, volcanic eruptions-they just happen, and that's all you can say about them. You can work out afterwards what triggered at least some of them, but you can't predict them with any accuracy, and you […]

J.I. Packer
Wednesday, May 2nd 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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