Volume 3 Issue 1

Spring 2018 | 74 pages


In This Issue

Last October Reformed Theological Seminary joined the international Protestant world in marking the quincentennary of the Reformation with events on our campuses and other opportunities for faculty to speak on Reformation themes. A sample of those addresses is offered in this issue.  Michael Allen’s chapel address at Covenant College was part of that school’s fall... READ MORE

Creature of the Word

Michael Allen

Editor’s Note: This lecture was delivered in the Covenant College chapel on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Video may be found at https://www.covenant.edu/calendar/all/2017/10/18. Students of Covenant College, I don’t know where you’ve been going this morning. I don’t know if you’ve had a seminar with Dr. Kapic or a class with Dr. Jackson. I don’t know... READ MORE

Solus Christus: Against the Idol Making Factory

D. Blair Smith

Editor’s note: The following is a message delivered at “The Gospel of Grace and Glory: The Reformation at 500 and Counting,” a conference co-sponsored by Christ Covenant Church (PCA), Matthews, NC, and Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, October 27-28, 2017. A video of Smith’s presentation (along with those on the other “Solas” of the Reformation) can... READ MORE

Luther in 1520: Justification by Faith Alone

Howard Griffith

This was a lecture presented at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington DC’s lecture series “Luther’s (Re)formative Years, 1517-1521,” in October 2017. Introduction When you meet someone you admire and begin to get to know them, it can be a thrilling experience. You begin to listen to them. You come to see the beauty of their character,... READ MORE

On Herman Bavinck’s Scientific Work

W.B. Kristensen

Translator’s Introduction[1] William Brede Kristensen (1867–1953) was a Norwegian scholar of classical languages and ancient Mesopotamian religions. In 1896 he completed a doctorate at the University of Oslo on ancient Egyptian views of the afterlife.[2] He lectured at the university from 1897 to 1901 before emigrating to the Netherlands. From 1901 to 1937 he held... READ MORE

Pulpit Speech: A Divine Cover-Up?

Michael J. Glodo

How is God both just and merciful? This is a first order question asked of any pastor by any person trying to reconcile God’s justice with his mercy. Our answer is often only to affirm that he is both and perhaps to explain why God’s justice must be satisfied. As the second of the Canons... READ MORE

A Lunchtime Conversation with Carl Trueman

The Orlando campus of RTS celebrated Reformatin500 with a visit from Dr. Carl Trueman, professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In addition to four lectures on Martin Luther, he joined the seminary for a community lunch when Academic Dean Michael Allen posed some questions to him.   On the Priesthood of... READ MORE