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At time’s first dawn, the Godhead shone
in glory deep and splendor great.
Enwrapt with beauty, mankind owned
the praise of God inviolate. […]

Aletheia Hitz
Saturday, July 1st 2023

Where are you? Maybe sitting on your couch at home or looking at your phone on a walk. But what if we try to get more specific? […]

Brannon Ellis
Saturday, July 1st 2023

The night’s the glory of the dawn
As dawn’s the glory of the night.
As woman is a man’s fair crown,
So fair-crowned man is woman’s wreath. […]

Stephen Ramsek
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

September/October 2022 The September/October 2022 issue crackles with provocative thoughts about the relationship between science and religion. Some of them expressly reject an inherent conflict between the two, but some seem to assume the reality of the conflict. As a devoted MR reader, I offer three questions for reflection to the editors and to my […]

Dan Johnson
Robert Geho
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

In all my theological study, I’ve never come across a better summary of the paradox of fallen human nature than Francis Schaeffer’s phrase “glorious ruin”: We are glorious because we were created by God for the noble purpose of being His image bearers; yet we are ruins because sin has marred the divine image we […]

Brannon Ellis
Wednesday, March 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

*** In Quest of the Historical Adam: A Biblical and Scientific Explorationby William Lane CraigEerdmans | 2021 | 439 pages (hardcover) | $38.00 Editor’s note: In his most recent monograph, William Lane Craig takes up one of the most pressing issues in contemporary apologetics: the question of the origins of humanity and the historicity of […]

Chad McIntosh
Hojin Ahn
Thursday, September 1st 2022

*** Eerdmans | 2020 | 328 pages | (paperback) | $39.99 For the purpose of introducing the current dialogue between specifically Reformed theology and evolutionary theory (1), this book serves admirably. As to its purpose of demonstrating that Reformed theology and evolutionary theory are compatible (5–6; cf. 266–67), this book will encourage some while others […]

Joshua Schendel
Gijsbert van den Brink
Thursday, September 1st 2022

In the beginning, long before it mattered,
Raw potential knelt in reverent reverie,
A lifeless void by brooding Spirit gathered […]

Mark A. Green
Thursday, September 1st 2022

Roughly half of American Protestants and a majority of self-identified evangelicals currently reject at least a portion (and in some cases, nearly all) of the modern scientific consensus about the age of the earth and the evolutionary development of life. There are myriad biblical and theological issues involved—not to mention broader social, cultural, and political […]

Wesley Viner
Thursday, September 1st 2022

This is a special issue of Modern Reformation. With it, we are wading into new waters that—to many today—may seem quite turbulent, even perilous: the relation of science to the Christian faith. As with all the issues of MR this year, we’re taking a historical approach rather than a theoretical one. In particular, we’re looking […]

Joshua Schendel
Thursday, September 1st 2022

Beyond. In lightless, soundless space,
The night is infinite and void,
Except for possibility. […]

Nick Schaff
Saturday, January 1st 2022

All good gifts—from creation and providence to redemption and the consummation of Christ’s kingdom—come from the Father, in the Son, by the Spirit. The Father is the architect, the Son is the mediator, and the Spirit turns a house into a home. Tracing the Spirit’s work through the Bible, we’re amazed at the breadth of […]

Michael S. Horton
Saturday, May 1st 2021

The OverstoryBy Richard PowersW. W. Norton, 2018502 pages (paperback), $18.99 It has long been known that powerful storytelling helps us become more sympathetic toward others. Thousands of years ago, Aristotle demonstrated the importance of using drama to create compassion in us toward the plight of others through what he called “catharsis”—a purification of our emotions. […]

Patricia Anders
W.W. Norton
Friday, January 1st 2021

Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1–3 by Vern S. Poythress Crossway, 2019 400 pages (paperback), $32.99 The opening chapters of Genesis have long been grist for the exegetical mill and remain a source of debate even for those within the same tradition. In Interpreting Eden, Vern Poythress has written a […]

Harrison Perkins
Sunday, March 1st 2020

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

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