New Preface This essay originally appeared in print in 2001 and later online, on the Heidelblog. When the essay first appeared the controversy over Evangelicals and Catholics Together was still relatively fresh. Reformed leaders (e.g., Mike Horton, R. C. Sproul, James M. . . . Continue reading →
Chuck Colson is on a blog tour. Tim Challies put to him a brilliant question, indeed, as far as I’m concerned, the ONLY question and he did it very well. Protestants have traditionally held that justification by grace alone through faith alone . . . Continue reading →
Since the 1994 publication of Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT), the evangelical body has been convulsed periodically over the doctrine of justification. The patient, to strain a metaphor, sustained a second attack in 1998 with publication of ECT II or The Gift . . . Continue reading →
I don’t accept the premise that all dialogue is equally useful or important.
From the beginning it was apparent that the cart driving the theological horse in the Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) negotiations (which continue!) is the pressure to form a “common front” against neo-paganism, secularism, materialism, and other forms of fallout from late . . . Continue reading →
The first of these two documents, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together,” was a call to the Christian world to form a united front against the destructive influences of secular culture in such areas as ethics, statism, and the relativization of truth. In the . . . Continue reading →
On 17 July, 2020 J. I. Packer (b. 1926) went to be with our Lord. Like Carl Trueman I am thankful for Packer. As a young evangelical, Packer and John R. W. Stott saved me from the mindless evangelicalism toward which I . . . Continue reading →
When the essay first appeared, the controversy over Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) was still relatively fresh. Reformed leaders (e.g., Mike Horton, R. C. Sproul, James M. Boice, and W. Robert Godfrey, et al.) had responded to ECT by forming the Alliance . . . Continue reading →