Church History

May 1

A Word of Hope: Reflecting on Luther’s Lectures on Genesis by Zachary M. Bowden

I teach church history as part of my profession. In doing so, I’ve discovered it to be exactly what my teachers described—a wonderful means of keeping the faith. Of the figures from our past who have helped me, Martin Luther stands at the top of the list, as he continually points me away from myself […]

Jan 13

Keeping the Faith: Spurgeon and the Downgrade Controversy by Jason K. Allen

As Christians, we are called to share our faith, but we are also called to keep it.

Feb 4

Jared Wilson on Thinking About the Sins of Our Church History Heroes by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Conversations asks Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College and Author in Residence at MBTS, "How should we think about the sins of our heroes from church history?"

Dec 3

Geoff Chang on Spurgeon and 9Marks by Geoff Chang asked Geoff Chang, curator of the Spurgeon Library and assistant of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, whether Spurgeon would have adhered to the 9Marks of a healthy church.

Oct 19

How Luther Helped My Depression by Skylar Spradlin

I made it through that summer by reading the Psalms and dwelling on faith. It wasn’t my perfection or my knowledge that would please God. It wasn’t my works or my contributions that would earn God’s approval. It was only my faith.

Oct 19

The Nicene Creed: Where Did it Come From? by Bryan Litfin

To trace the history of the Nicene Creed, which centers on the relationship of Christ’s deity to God the Father’s, we must go back to the period of the ancient church.

Jul 27

Bavinck & Warfield: A Centennial Celebration by Ronni Kurtz

While Bavinck taught me who God is, Warfield was instructive in demonstrating how this God is to be studied.

Jul 20

Learning Church Commitment from Lucy Hutchinson by Jenny-lyn de Klerk

One of the greatest benefits of learning from Christians in past eras is that it changes you as a person.

Jul 13

The Lasting Influence of Carl F. H. Henry by Jesse Payne

Through his work, Carl Henry intended to draw attention to the importance of theological accuracy, faithfulness, and beauty for the Christian life.

Jul 6

An Agent of Usefulness: William Wilberforce by Michael McMullen

The story of William Wilberforce is fairly well-known, but his spirituality and his personal walk with Christ are less known and appreciated.