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500 YEARS: Baptists & the Reformers: intersections & departures
Though shaped by the Reformation, Baptists developed key distinctives in such areas as believer's baptism, religious liberty and global missions, David Dockery writes in the third of a three-part series. Read More
500 YEARS: 'Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise'
Martin Luther's battleground "also is our battleground -- the authority of Scripture," Joshua Crutchfield writes, underscoring the Bible "not as a book of suggestions or good advice, but as words spoken from the very mouth of God." Read More
Reformation insights highlighted by seminary profsNASHVILLE (BP) -- As the world commemorates the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary, Southern Baptist Convention seminary professors have highlighted what they say are among the most important Reformation insights for followers of Jesus today.
'Great theological truths'
Malcolm Yarnell of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary said "the great theological truths of the Reformation" can be summarized under three main headings: sola scriptura (a Latin phrase meaning "by Scripture alone"), "justification by grace through faith" and "the priesthood of all believers." Read More
500 YEARS: Baptist beliefs: Learning from the Reformers
The Reformation's convictions on Scripture and salvation by grace became key elements of Baptist doctrine, David Dockery writes in the second of a three-part series. Read More
500 YEARS: The Reformation & Baptist life
Many Baptist core convictions have been influenced or shaped by the 16th-century Reformation sparked by Martin Luther, David Dockery writes in the first of a three-part series. Read More
Protestant unity is new confession's focusNASHVILLE (BP) -- A confession of faith aimed at expressing "interdenominational unity" among Protestants on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has drawn endorsement from professors at all six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and staff members at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
The "Reforming Catholic Confession" also has been signed by professors from at least eight colleges affiliated with state Baptist conventions and by Southern Baptist pastors including Matt Chandler, J.D. Greear and James MacDonald. ERLC President Russell Moore was the only SBC entity president among some 930 ... Read More
Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspiredWITTENBERG, Germany (BP) -- Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors' takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist Convention seminaries.
"After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] -- all that went into his life, the risks he took -- why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?" said Clint Pressley, a North Carolina pastor who participated in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Land of Luther Study Tour in Germany Aug. 14-21. Read More
Pew: Reformation theology waning among ProtestantsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Five hundred years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, a majority of U.S. Protestants reportedly reject the Reformation doctrines of sola fide (the belief men and women are saved by faith alone) and sola scriptura (the belief Scripture is the only infallible guide for faith and practice).
That's the finding of the Pew Research Center, which also found a majority of western European Protestants reject sola fide and that theological differences between Protestants and Catholics seem to be narrowing in many cases. Read More
New reformation in Germany sought by school's alumniCOLOGNE, Germany (BP) -- André Töws counts it a privilege to minister in Germany, with its spiritual heritage as the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation.
Unfortunately, this is not Germany's only legacy within Christianity. German theologians such as Friedrich Schleiermacher and Rudolf Bultmann guided Christian academic thought toward liberal theology and textual criticism of the Bible, causing people to question the accuracy and trustworthiness of God's Word. Read More
Reformers' wisdom applied to transgender debateNASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid contemporary discussion of transgenderism, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has helped resurface historic wisdom on gender and sexuality.
While predating by centuries the modern phenomenon of transgenderism, Martin Luther and John Calvin were among Reformers to denounce those who attempted to blur the distinction between men and women -- an error dating back to the ancient world. Read More