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Some writing provokes joy in reading through beauteous prose or by bringing clarity to dense topics, but other literature is compelling because it pinpoints the questions that matter most. John Sailhamer’s writing is the latter sort. [...]

Andrew J. Miller
Thursday, October 5th 2023

For the first decade of my life, I worshiped in an independent Baptist church in Smyrna, Georgia. I owe much to that church. It is, after all, where I came to profess Christ as my Savior and was baptized. […]

Blake Adams
John D. Meade
Monday, May 1st 2023

The early chapters of Genesis have always been of extraordinary interest to the people of God. Attempts to plumb the depths of the origin accounts became a particular preoccupation in the commentaries, homilies, and letters of the Patristics. Augustine, inheriting this tradition, famously attempted an explanation of the Genesis creation account no less than five […]

Joshua Schendel
Thursday, September 1st 2022

May/June 2022 I really admire Kendra Dahl’s work, “Restoring Eve,” in the May/June issue. It is a solid effort, but I think it illustrates the problem of putting too much weight on philological exegesis. Maybe we should instead “read the Scriptures like the church fathers”? More time is spent on the philological arguments than is […]

Dan Johnson
Kendra Dahl
Thursday, September 1st 2022

Modern Reformation with Rhyne R. Putman Dr. Rhyne Putman is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, director of Worldview Formation, and professor of Christian Ministries at Williams Baptist University. In this interview, MR’s executive editor discusses Dr. Putman’s recent book When Doctrine Divides the People of God: An Evangelical Approach to Theological Diversity (Crossway, 2020). […]

Rhyne R. Putman
Friday, July 1st 2022

William Twisse (1578–1646) wrote this work during his time as prolocutor of the Westminster Assembly (from 1643 until his death in 1646). This was his reply to a letter that had been anonymously written and sent to the assembly from Germany titled “A Perplexing Question and Doubtful Case of Conscience.” Though the letter claimed to […]

William Twisse
Friday, July 1st 2022

*** Eerdmans | 2021 | 501 pages (hardcover) | $80.00 The frequency with which companion volumes like this come out from various presses demonstrates the enduring legacy of the Doctor of Grace. In the present rendition of a companion to Augustine, focused on the context and legacy of Augustine, David Hunter and Jonathan Yates have […]

Charles G. Kim Jr.
David G. Hunter
Monday, May 2nd 2022

Some of my earliest impressions of Eve were shaped by C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In the world of Narnia, to be a “daughter of Eve” is simply to be human—not centaur or dwarf, fawn or talking animal. But to descend from Eve is also to have a royal destiny, […]

Kendra Dahl
Monday, May 2nd 2022

In 2020, InterVarsity Academic Press published an anthology on the history of evangelical biblicism titled Every Leaf, Line, and Letter: Evangelicals and the Bible from the 1730s to the Present. For this issue, Blake Adams interviewed Dr. Timothy Larsen, the editor of Every Leaf, Line, and Letter. Larsen is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at […]

Blake Adams
Timothy Larsen
Monday, May 2nd 2022

On a recent trip to London, I visited the churches where John Newton, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon once preached, which prompted me to reflect on the state of preaching today. It seems to me that preaching in evangelical churches is in decline across the English-speaking world. Although there are bright spots here and there, […]

Craig Carter
Monday, May 2nd 2022

Should a hermeneutical approach in a Western (or other) context be transferred to an African audience without taking the differences in context into account? Or is there room for philosophies and methods of interpretation to be contextualized to meet the needs represented in that part of the world? Given the specific needs on the continent—needs […]

Elizabeth Mburu
Tuesday, March 1st 2022

The University Library of Groningen in The Netherlands possesses a remarkable book previously owned by Martin Luther: a 1527 edition of the New Testament by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. Erasmus’s New Testament, first published in 1516, contained the Greek text, Erasmus’s own translation into Latin, and his technical commentary, which justified the choices he had […]

Zachary Purvis
Saturday, January 1st 2022

When it comes to Western Protestantism, there are usually a lot of plates spinning. If Zygmunt Bauman is correct (and I think he is), we are living in a “liquid-modern” rather than “postmodern” age. Rapid change is Western society’s only real constant. Despite postmodernist boasts to the contrary, we are still in the grip of […]

Basil Grafas
Wednesday, May 1st 2019

The work of Bible translation has been an exciting and unifying endeavor for generations of American and other Western evangelicals. Translators were recruited from among our best and brightest church members, and churches themselves went with them by financially supporting this brave new work. We were all in a hurry to gift the world with […]

Basil Grafas
Tuesday, January 1st 2019

During a recent trip to Pittsburgh, I noticed the small number of travelers in the airport. When I asked about this, I received quite different accounts about why: from moving major airline hubs to other airports to post-9/11 woes. Doing a little research, I discovered that all of these versions were crucial parts of the […]

Michael S. Horton
Friday, September 1st 2017

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

J. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church