A manifesto for the church
After much waiting and anticipation, Matthew Barrett’s new book Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary (Crossway) just been released in the UK. Five hundred years ago, the Reformers were defending doctrines such as justification by faith alone, the authority of scripture, and God’s grace in salvation – some to the point of death. Many of these same essential doctrines are still being challenged today, and there has never been a more crucial time to hold fast to the enduring truth of scripture.
In Reformation Theology, Matthew Barrett has brought together a team of expert theologians and historians writing on key doctrines taught and defended by the Reformers centuries ago. With contributions from Michael Horton, Mark Thompson, Robert Kolb, Graham Cole, Peter Lillback, and many others, this volume stands as a manifesto for the church, exhorting Christians to learn from our spiritual forebears and hold fast to sound doctrine rooted in the Bible and passed on from generation to generation.
The joy and power of the Greek New Testament
Brad Bitner, Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment at Oak Hill, writes:
Although many students arrive at theological college eager to learn the biblical languages, some students (and some sending churches) have lingering questions over the value of learning Greek and Hebrew for pastoral ministry. Most of these questions are not new.
J Gresham Machen was one of several who found himself addressing what he called the 'widening breach between the minister and his Greek New Testament', as modernism and pragmatism began to impact seminaries and theological training a century ago. This was Machen's diagnosis: