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One Little Word

The triumph of truth over darkness is one of the central themes of any objective examination of the Reformation. Those truths can be summarized as follows: The formal (foundational) principle of the Reformers – Sola Scriptura The material principles – three truths related tot the true Gospel and the nature of justification Sola Gratia Sola…

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Semper Reformanda

We add one last post to our Reformation series, based on a message preached in chapel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Five hundred years ago when a German monk took up a mallet and started history’s greatest protest – the Protestant Reformation – the history of the Western world was changed forever! Five centuries later…

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Is the Reformation Over?

We continue our series on the Reformation. To view all posts in the series, click here. To enjoy more Reformation events and programming on the campus of Bob Jones University, visit here.  Is the Reformation over? Probably the man on the street cares little about that question, especially if he has little idea of what…

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Scripture Alone

This will conclude our Five Solas series. This post is taken from a message preached on Wednesday, September 20th. Join us next week as we conclude our focus on the Reformation by looking ahead to wonder if the Reformation is over. For a closer look at Martin Luther's life and impact, consider taking a tour of…

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Glory to God Alone

We continue on the Five Solas with this post adapted from a sermon preached at Bob Jones University chapel on Wednesday, November 1st. To enjoy more Reformation events and programming on the campus of BJU, visit here. As you know, this past Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I have the privilege of…

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Christ Alone

This post continues our series on the Reformation and the Five Solas with an adaptation of a message preached in chapel on Tuesday, October 24th. For a closer look at Martin Luther's life and impact, consider taking a tour of some special collection exhibitions on the campus of Bob Jones University. Click here for more…

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Grace Alone

We continue our series on the Reformation with this post being taken from a sermon preached in Bob Jones University chapel on October 18th, 2017. For students of every age interested in church history and Scripture, make plans to attend this year's Stewart Custer Lecture Series: The Reformation and the Advancement of the Gospel with guest speaker Manfred Kober. Visit…

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Faith Alone

We continue our series on the Reformation with this post being taken from a sermon preached in Bob Jones University chapel on September 27th, 2017. To enjoy Luther's influence on music, make plans to attend vocal and instrument concerts on the campus of BJU. For more information, visit here. The core of the Reformation is captured in five truths that…

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Truth Triumphs

This begins a new series on the Reformation in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses. This series will complement Bob Jones University's doctrinal series in chapel with this post being taken from a sermon preached in chapel on September 6th, 2017. To enjoy more Reformation events and programming on…

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Christian LifeJourney through Cancer

The Work of Your Hands, part two

This concludes Beth's "Journey through Cancer" series. Click here for part one. See also "Blessings through Burdens, parts one and two, and "One Seed." As I shared earlier in this multi-part blog, the phone call from a friend to encourage me as I drove home from the doctor’s visit confirming cancer was a pivotal moment.…

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