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If there were a silver lining to the dark cloud of the recent COVID-19 restrictions, it would be that we were compelled to think about our bodies: what to put on them, what to put in them, how proximate to other bodies to place them. […]

T. David Gordon
Saturday, July 1st 2023

*** Brazos Press | 2022 | 272 pages (hardcover) | $24.99 Today the “supply chain” is often a topic of daily radio programming, a reminder of our human interdependence. Despite constant clues of our dependence on others for the food we eat, the buildings we inhabit, the cars we drive, and the infrastructure of our […]

Andrew J. Miller
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

Could Christianity survive without the gospel? In some quarters, including some fairly close to home, the answer seems to be in the affirmative. We still hear the laity using the lingo from the past, but the theological language of Scripture is being increasingly replaced with psychological terminology. […]

Donald G. Matzat
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

Sherif A. Fahim is a lecturer at Alexandria School of Theology in Egypt and the general director of El-Soora Ministries in Egypt. He is currently a PhD candidate at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Sherif is also an elder in a Presbyterian church in Alexandria. Sherif, you have an extraordinary breadth of experience. Having lived, studied, […]

Sherif A. Fahim
Wednesday, March 1st 2023

Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, among many other things, that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. If he were writing today, I suspect he might want to alter one of those terms—not so much death and taxes, but debt and taxes. Debt has become as much a part of our […]

Allen C. Guelzo
Monday, November 1st 2021

Modern Reformation’s executive editor, Joshua Schendel, recently interviewed Dr. Gregg R. Allison regarding his latest book Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fragmented World (Baker, 2021). Dr. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is a professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Allison is also the secretary […]

Gregg R. Allison
Joshua Schendel
Wednesday, September 1st 2021

Every semester at some point or another, I gaze out at my students and tell them this: Sloth is the sin of your generation. Then, of course, I ask them what sloth means. The usual retort is “laziness.” But the sin of acedia—or, in its most common idiom, sloth—is not, as we commonly hear, merely […]

Phillip Hussey
Monday, March 1st 2021

In the Orwellian year of 1984, the German synth-pop group Alphaville released the single “Forever Young.” The song’s video expressed the deep frustration of younger generations and their longing for a life lived to the fullest, threatened at the time by two superpowers locked in a nuclear arms race. Technology became for this generation—sometimes branded […]

Stefan Lindholm
Monday, March 1st 2021

As, therefore, the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, it follows that we cannot be wise in the sight of God, unless we are fools in the view of the world. —John Calvin [1] What does it mean to be human? What sets us apart from the rest of creation? Philosophers and theologians […]

Rachel Green Miller
Monday, March 1st 2021

Timon Cline interviewed Professor Carl Trueman on his latest book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Rev­­olution (Crossway, 2020), which includes a foreword by Rod Dreher. TC: Although there’s a lot packed into The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self—and it’s not short—could […]

Carl R. Trueman
Timon Cline
Monday, March 1st 2021

The adventures of the title character of Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder begin when she receives a small envelope in the mail one day. Inside are written only three words, but three words that pose the profound question: Who are you? It is a question at once so existential and theoretical, so basic yet ornate, […]

Joshua Schendel
Monday, March 1st 2021

Jean M. Twenge is professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 130 scientific publications and numerous books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood; The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement with W. Keith […]

Jean Twenge
Michael S. Horton
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Whoever suffers from the malady of being unable to endure any injustice, must never look out of the window, but stay in his room with the door shut. He would also do well, perhaps, to throw away his mirror. —Johann Gottfried Seume1 The very term “social justice” is experienced as a phrase of legitimacy among some Left-leaning […]

John Nunes
Friday, May 1st 2020

Transhumanism and the Image of God: Today’s Technology and the Future of Christian Discipleship by Jacob Shatzer IVP Academic, 2019 192 pages (paperback), $22.00 February 1999 Christianity Today magazine cover featured “The New Theologians” with a capture of N. T. Wright, Ellen Charry, Miroslav Volf, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Richard B. Hayes—new theologians who were top […]

John J. Bombaro
Sunday, March 1st 2020

Life is complex. In our fast-moving world, we gravitate toward simple answers, clear definitions, and well-defined categories. At first glance, sin seems to fall into this classification. It’s an offense against God, and through Christ it is confessed and forgiven. But when it comes to mental illness, we lose many of our bearings, whether we […]

Simonetta Carr
Wednesday, January 1st 2020

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

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