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Zwingli

Huldrych Zwingli: Reformer According to the Word of God

Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss priest who served most notably in Zürich. His story is not unlike other Reformers. Zwingli came from a prosperous family of farmers from eastern Switzerland.[1] Seeking what they thought was best for him, his family worked to steer him away from the Bern Dominican monastery onto a different path. Instead, Zwingli studied at University of […]

Huldrych Zwingli

Zwingli, Sola Scriptura, and the Reformation of Christian Worship

This Reformation Day, Pastor Glen Clary speaks about Ulrich Zwingli, leader in the reform of Christian worship at the time of the Reformation. Pastor Clary highlights “the affair of the sausages” in which Zwingli took a bold stand for the unique authority of Scripture. 

Reformed Classics

Book 2, Chapter 3, Sections 5-9 – Everything Proceeding from the Corrupt Nature of Man Damnable

Sections 5. Though man has still the faculty of willing, there is no soundness in it. He falls under the bondage of sin necessarily, and yet voluntarily. Necessity must be distinguished from compulsion. The ancient Theologians acquainted with this necessity. Some passages condemning the vacillation of Lombard. 6. Conversion to God constitutes the remedy or […]

J. A. Alexander, Nevin Snippet, 10-17-2014

J. A. Alexander, 1809-1860

They said that he looked like Napoleon Bonaparte, that his students entered the lecture hall in fear and trembling, that he read his sermons with his head bowed motionless over the pulpit, and that he found social situations very uncomfortable. He absorbed languages like a sponge; it is believed that he knew over thirty. However, […]

Smith, Letters to a Young Calvinist

The Reformation: Now and Then

Camden Bucey and Jim Cassidy discuss the significance of the Reformation in its own time and its continuing relevance for today.

Samuel Miller Breckinridge

Samuel Miller Breckinridge, 1828-1891

When Samuel M. Breckinridge entered the Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan, for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1891, he found himself in a spacious and ornate sanctuary. The central pulpit was set in front of the banks of brass pipes for the organ and was clearly visible to each seat […]

How God Became Jesus

How God Became Jesus

Publisher’s Description In his recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galilee historian Bart Ehrman explores a claim that resides at the heart of the Christian faith— that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. According to Ehrman, though, this is not what the earliest disciples believed, nor what […]

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Calvinism Today

Christ the Center regular Dr. Jim Cassidy discusses the present state of Calvinism in evangelical Christianity. Following up on a previous Christ the Center and Reformed Forum blog post, Dr. Cassidy highlights some of his concerns for the contemporary Calvinistic movement. Links John Piper’s lecture from the 2014 WTS Gaffin lecture. Collin Hansen’s book, Young, Restless, […]

Mt. Horeb PC, Lexington, KY, Full Front, 100 dpi, Taken 6-21-2007

Mary Cabell Breckinridge, 1769-1858

Just to the north of Lexington, Kentucky, heading east for about two miles from exit 120 of Interstate 75 along Ironworks Pike through the scenic blue grass horse farms with their unending rail fences and white barns is located a stone building that is Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church. Though not a large church building, those […]

W.L. Breckinridge

William Lewis Breckinridge, 1803-1876

William Lewis Breckinridge, the eighth child of Hon. John and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge, was born at Cabell’s Dale near Lexington, Kentucky, July 22, 1803. He would be the youngest son to grow to maturity behind the eldest, Joseph Cabell, followed in age by John, and then Robert Jefferson. Another son, James Monroe, would be […]