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Redeeming Reason is the latest installment in a series of short volumes by Poythress that place familiar academic disciplines into conversation with Christian theology (prior titles include Redeeming Mathematics, Redeeming Philosophy, and Redeeming Sociology, among others). These books take a unique approach to their subject matter [...]

John Ehrett
Tuesday, October 17th 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

Blake Adams with Kyle Hughes Kyle R. Hughes (BSFS, Georgetown University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen) is an assisting deacon and director of catechesis at Christ the King Anglican Church (ACNA) and the inaugural Lower School Principal of The Stonehaven School in Marietta, Georgia. An experienced educator and accomplished researcher, he is […]

Blake Adams
Kyle Hughes
Sunday, January 1st 2023

In October 2017, I was a newly minted PhD shopping a revised dissertation manuscript around to a handful of publishing houses. Not long after an evangelical house decided to take it on, I found out that my title—something involving the phrase “the evangelical mind”—would be the first part of the project to feel the editor’s […]

Charles E. Cotherman
Saturday, January 1st 2022

by Herman Bavinck translated by Gregory Parker Jr. This essay was originally published in 1892 by Herman Bavinck in the yearbook of the Dutch Youth Association (Nederlandsch Jongelings-Verbond) as “Hoofd en Hart” (“Head and Heart”).(1) Formed in Amsterdam in 1853 as a result of the Réviel,(2) this association of young males between eighteen and thirty-five […]

Greg Parker Jr.
Herman Bavinck
Monday, November 1st 2021

To Think Christianly: A History of L’Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center MovementBy Charles CothermanIVP Academic, 2020320 pages (hardcover), $35.00 Evangelicals are familiar with well-branded campus ministries such as Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), InterVarsity, Navigators, and Veritas Forum that have played significant roles in shaping evangelical youth during their college years. Evangelicals […]

Justin McGeary
Charles E. Cotherman
Wednesday, September 1st 2021

by Herman Witsiustranslated by Joseph A. Tipton The following is part 2 of a translation of a portion of De Theologo Modesto, an inaugural address delivered by Herman Witsius (1636–1708) to the students and faculty of Leiden University (part 1 was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Modern Reformation). Witsius held positions at Franeker […]

Joseph A. Tipton
Herman Witsius
Wednesday, September 1st 2021

Introduction: Learning Theology in Ongoing Wartime Theological study might appear to be a distraction in times of crisis, but such tumultuous times actually demonstrate the need for that kind of doctrinal formation. It’s a perennial reality that great unrest raises the question of justifying the investment of time, money, or passion in preparing for the […]

Michael Allen
Thursday, July 1st 2021

“Secular writers have begun to discover theology.” This verdict by Boston College politics professor Alan Wolfe appears in his New York Times review of economist Benjamin M. Friedman’s new book on the Arminian roots of capitalism. Wolfe relates that “if someone had told me that a former chairman of the Harvard economics department would write […]

Michael S. Horton
Thursday, July 1st 2021

At least four questions are pertinent for any attempt to assess the current state of evangelical intellectual life in the contemporary United States. What do we mean by “evangelical”? How should the contemporary academy be viewed? What kind of scholarship are evangelical or evangelical-connected thinkers producing? And what is the theological vision grounding such scholarship? […]

Mark Noll
Thursday, July 1st 2021

by Herman Witsiustranslated by Joseph A. Tipton The following is a translation of a portion of De Theologo Modesto, an inaugural address delivered by Herman Witsius (1636–1708) to the students and faculty of Leiden University. Witsius held positions at Franeker (1675–80) and Utrecht (1680–98) before receiving the invitation to join the faculty at Leiden, the […]

Joseph A. Tipton
Thursday, July 1st 2021

In this issue of Modern Reformation, we think about the theological mind. That’s a funny thing to say but an important thing to do. For Christians over the centuries, questions concerning the renewal of the mind, the maturation of Christian discernment and wisdom, and the charge and state of theological education have proven to be […]

Joshua Schendel
Thursday, July 1st 2021

Theology seems to have a rather bad reputation these days. By the late Middle Ages, she was the “queen of the sciences,” but today she is no longer the queen. In fact, theology is no longer even in the royal family but a kind of awkward stepsister to subjective personal opinion and a third cousin […]

Greg Peters
Friday, January 1st 2021

by Herman BavinckTRANSCRIBED BY GREG PARKER JR. The following piece was found written on a scrap of paper (dated March 6, 1906), on the back of a death announcement (dated July 22, 1908), and on a list of American cities (e.g., Hotel New York, Asbury Park, Boston, Cambridge) and people (e.g., Longfellow and Emerson). (1) […]

Herman Bavinck
Greg Parker Jr.
Friday, January 1st 2021

In 1994, evangelical historian Mark Noll wrote The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, and as many authors have noted ever since, the real scandal is that there didn’t seem to be much of an evangelical mind to even study! I thought it would be helpful to conclude this issue, which we have devoted to important […]

Eric Landry
Sunday, July 1st 2018

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

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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