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In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s ninety-second birthday, a concert featuring various notable performers was held at the Royal Albert Hall in May of this year. One of the performers, Shawn Mendes, went on to describe his brief meeting with the queen as terribly awkward: “I was just standing there—you’re not meant to talk to […]

Ken Jones
Kim Riddlebarger
Thursday, November 1st 2018

It’s not exactly a revelation to say that racial tension is part of American existence. The fact that the recent deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Charleena Lyles, and others have elicited such polarizing responses and reactions is evidence of this. The tension isn’t new—the social and legal boundaries separating black and white […]

Ayrian Yasar
Katharine Gerbner
Saturday, September 1st 2018

Brooke Ventura Interviews Crossway and Zondervan WHICH CAME FIRST, the publisher or the book? Well, the book, obviously—right? There were books long before there were publishing houses, but publishing houses have been around a lot longer than we realize. The Epic of Gilgamesh wouldn’t exist (as a book, that is) without the asipu (the scholar-doctor-astrologists) […]

Brooke Ventura
Ryan Pazdur
Sunday, July 1st 2018

Modern Reformation recently sat down with pastors Michael Brown and Zach Keele to talk about their book, Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored, 2nd ed., with a foreword by Michael Horton (Wyoming, MI: Reformed Fellowship Inc., 2017). MR: How does the whole story of the Bible fit together? ZK: How much time do you have! There […]

Michael Brown
Zach Keele
Sunday, July 1st 2018

a WHI roundtable with Michael Horton, Rod Rosenbladt, Kim Riddlebarger, and Justin Holcomb The first time our associate editor heard someone talk about the Holy Ghost, she immediately thought of the Spirit of Christmas Past—a looming, spectral figure. As it turns out, she wasn’t alone. Maybe not everyone associates the Third Person of the Trinity […]

Justin Holcomb
Kim Riddlebarger
Tuesday, May 1st 2018

“Christians exist in an alternative chronology. The church has its own time.” — Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary Once upon a time, the Christian community did not orient its life around the seasonal calendar of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Of course, daily labors were rightly organized around the planting and harvest times, but […]

Fernando Ortega
Thursday, March 1st 2018

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” —The Declaration of Independence Despite the nobility of the sentiment, it is a tragic and uncomfortable fact that the history […]

Eric Chappell
Leon M. Brown
Monday, May 1st 2017

If you've ever felt like the pastor of your church didn't really understand what it was like to be just a "regular Joe" with a family, a job, and responsibilities that were more pressing than his insistence that you live a radical life for Jesus, then you need to read this interview with Matt Redmond. […]

Matt Redmond
Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Ed Stetzer is executive director of LifeWay Research and a well-known conference and seminar leader. Holding two master's degrees and two doctorates, Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, and has written dozens of articles and books. We posed a series of questions about the state of […]

Ed Stetzer
Friday, May 1st 2015

What does the Spirit do today? All good gifts come to us from the Father, in the Son, by the Spirit. In every work of the Trinity, the Spirit is the one who brings the work to completion. He is especially associated with working within creation as the life-giving and fruit-producing agent of the Godhead. […]

Michael S. Horton
Saturday, February 28th 2015

At first glance, it appears that hospitality is a pretty straightforward concept—inviting people over to your (reasonably tidy) home for a meal and conversation, for the purpose of developing your relationship and deepening your friendship. Easier said than done in twenty-first century society in the age of commuter churches, busy families, demanding work schedules, and […]

Christine D. Pohl
Friday, August 29th 2014

Modern Reformation recently asked Steve Bruce, University of Aberdeen sociologist and leading international authority on secularization, to discuss some of the major issues he raises in his important book Secularization: In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory. What is the “Secularization Paradigm” and why has it come under fire in recent decades? The Secularization Paradigm (SP) […]

Steve Bruce
Friday, August 30th 2013

Adam Francisco (DPhil in Islamic and Christian Relations, Oxford University) is professor of history at Concordia University in Irvine, California. He's a frequent contributor to Modern Reformation magazine and editor of Theologia et Apologia: Essays in Reformation Theology and Its Defense (Wipf & Stock, 2007). How did you become interested in Islam? A. My first […]

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Dr. Kathleen Buswell Nielson has written numerous Bible studies as well as various articles, poems, and a book, Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word (2011). Originally intended for women in her church, her Bible studies have now reached thousands. Kathleen serves as director of women's initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She also serves […]

Kathleen Nielson
Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Michael S. Horton joined fellow White Horse Inn co-host Kim Riddlebarger, Steve M. Baugh, and Dennis E. Johnson in a roundtable discussion on the book of Revelation. Dr. Kim Riddlebarger is pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim and the author of A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times (Baker, 2003) and Man of […]

Michael S. Horton
Kim Riddlebarger
Tuesday, November 1st 2011

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

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