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  • People of the Promise – Buy Your Copy Today!

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    People of the Promise – Buy Your Copy Today!

    As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, many Protestants, whether in the pews, the pulpit, or the academy, are apt to feel a bit uncertain about just how enthusiastically they can celebrate the Protestant doctrine of the church. After all, isn’t this doctrine the weakest link in Protestant theology, as modern-day Catholic apologists […]

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  • WATCH: Getting Beyond Headship Battles: Male and Female in Scripture

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    WATCH: Getting Beyond Headship Battles: Male and Female in Scripture

    In this episode, Brad Belschner and Alastair Roberts discuss headship and submission in order to clear misconceptions concerning gender relations that are common even within Christian circles. While it may seem that Genesis presents man as the center of creation and woman as simply his sidekick or personal assistant, Alastair points out that man’s authority […]

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  • Announcing Acquisition of Peter Martyr Library

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    Announcing Acquisition of Peter Martyr Library

      We are pleased to announce that The Davenant Institute has just concluded a contract with Truman State University Press to take full possession of the Peter Martyr Library. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, TSUP will transfer all rights, electronic files, and hard copies of the ten volumes of the Peter Martyr Library (including its accompanying […]

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  • The Gospel Embodied: Luther’s Theology of the Lord’s Supper

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    The Gospel Embodied: Luther’s Theology of the Lord’s Supper

    Martin Luther sought above all to understand God’s self-revelation in the gospel, and how men and women are to grasp this revelation. In the gospel Luther discovered a God who comes to us. God condescends to us to meet us in our need as Savior and gives himself for us. Jesus Christ is God for […]

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  • A Word from Musculus to Theology Students

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    A Word from Musculus to Theology Students

    The second generation Wolfgang Musculus’s (1497–1563) Loci Communes in usus S. Theologiae Candidatorum parati (1560) is a fine, early example of a Reformed system produced to aid pastoral students of theology.

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  • The Benefits of Learning Latin for Regular Pastors

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    The Benefits of Learning Latin for Regular Pastors

    Benefits of Latin for “regular” pastors? Well, what’s an irregular pastor? While I’d argue Latin is beneficial to all pastors, whether those of mega, medium, or minor congregations, there are certain pastors who may never study Latin—the Irregulars. Their ministries are somewhat restricted, perhaps only to the pulpit, with staff and assistants handling many daily administrative tasks that plague the schedules of mule-pastors who carry many ministry stones on their shoulders: bulletins, frequent visitation and counseling, or unclogging toilets forgotten by the few deacons busy that week anyway.

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  • An Echo of Grace: Plato’s Doctrine of Gifts

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    An Echo of Grace: Plato’s Doctrine of Gifts

    The interpreter that undertakes to compare the works of Plato with the gospel must begin somewhere. Here I attempt to set out Plato’s view on gifts and divine dispensation, and would ask that you consider the two following texts:

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  • Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 4: The Sociology of Conversion

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    Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 4: The Sociology of Conversion

    Why do Protestants convert? The answer, as we’ve seen in our posts this fall, is complicated. It cannot be reduced to simple slogans or polemical talking points, and it calls for serious self-examination among Protestants

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  • How the Reformation Vanquished Death

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    How the Reformation Vanquished Death

    For the Christian, the threat of death, in whatever form it comes, does not have the final word. Jesus said it this way: “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24).

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  • Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 5: A Way Forward

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    Why Protestants Convert, Pt. 5: A Way Forward

    People have more than one reason (whether they know it or not) for changing their religious commitments. Conversion is usually a multilayered process. In this series, we have examined the (1) psychological, (2) theological, and (3) sociological dimensions of conversion.

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