Resources On The Young, Restless, And Reformed and New Calvinism Movements

Since the early 2000s, the so-called Young, Restless, and Reformed or New Calvinist movement has been one of the more significant movements in American evangelicalism. Its scope and influence was chronicled by Collin Hansen’s, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2008). Since the publication of the book, however, the movement has developed a significant online presence represented by The Gospel Coalition  website, which Alexa ranks as the 8,808 in “global internet engagement.” By contrast the HB is at 1.2 million in the same category. The YRR movement is also manifested in publishing companies (e.g., Crossway, the publisher of the English Standard Bible), and conferences (e.g., Together For the  Gospel). We could also include websites such as Ref21. The HB has been interacting with the movement since 2007.

Published Books and Articles

  1. Basinger, David. “The New Calvinism: A Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing.” Scottish Journal of Theology 39, no. 4 (1986): 483–99.
  2. Bingham, Matthew C, Chris Caughey, R. Scott Clark, Crawford Gribben, and D. G Hart. On Being Reformed: Debates Over a Theological Identity. Palgrave Pivot. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  3. Buice, Josh. The New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? Christian Focus, 2017
  4. Campbell, Iain D. and William Schweitzer. Engaging with KellerThinking Through the Theology of an Influential Evangelical (Evangelical Press, 2013).
  5. Carson, Donald A. “The Underbelly of Revival?: Five Reflections on Various Failures in the Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement.” Themelios 39, no. 3 (November 2014): 405–10.
  6. Clark, R. Scott, Recovering the Reformed Confession(Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2008).
  7. Clark, R.  Scott. “‘Magic and Noise:’ Reformed Christianity in Sister’s America,” in eds. R. Scott Clark and Joel E. Kim Always Reformed: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey. Escondido: Westminster Seminary California, 2010, 74–91. (Apple Books version).
  8. Fischer, Austin. Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed: Black Holes, Love, and a Journey in and out of Calvinism. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014.
  9. Froese, Vic. “New Calvinism: A Selected Bibliography.” Direction 42, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 251–59.
  10. Hansen, Collin. 2007. “Tethered to the Center: The Gospel Coalition Is Committed to Core Evangelical Beliefs and Wide Ranging Cultural Engagement.” Christianity Today 51 (10): 70–71.
  11. Hansen, Collin. Young, Restless, and Reformed: A Journalists Journey with the New Calvinists. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008.
  12. Maxwell, Paul C, and Kevin J Vanhoozer. The Trauma of Doctrine: New Calvinism, Religious Abuse, and the Experience of God. Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2021.
  13. Vermurlen, Brad. Reformed Resurgence: The New Calvinist Movement and the Battle Over American Evangelicalism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020.
  14. Walker, Jeremy R. The New Calvinism Considered: A Personal and Pastoral Assessment. Darlington, UK: Evangelical Press, 2013.
  15. Williams, E. S. The New Calvinists: Changing the Gospel. London: Wakeman Trust, 2014.


  1. Heidelcast 142: When Pastors Abuse
  2. Julie Roys Interviews Insiders Mark Driscoll’s Current Congregation | 2021
  3. An Illuminating Podcast From Christianity Today On The Rise And Fall Of Mars Hill | 2021
  4. Notes On Episode 3 Of “Who Killed Mars Hill?” | 2021
  5. Audio: With Saints And Sinners Unplugged On The Young, Restless, & Reformed Movement and More (1)
  6. Audio: With Saints And Sinners Unplugged On The Young, Restless, & Reformed Movement and More (2)
  7. Audio: With Back To The Reformation Podcast On The Value Of The Reformation For Evangelicals
  8. Audio: With The B.A.R. Podcast On The Reformed Resurgence And More
  9. Heidelcast 117—Calvinist: The Movie With Les Lanphere
  10. Office Hours: Horton On The Ordinary As An Alternative For Young, Restless, Radical Christianity
  11. With the Reformed Pubcast On Becoming Reformed | 2015
  12. Restless: A Postmortem on the Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement

Essays And Reviews

  1. Molly Worthen on Mark Driscoll (and Calvin)
  2. Calvinism Old and “New”
  3. J. Todd Billings | Calvin’s  Comeback: The Irresistible Reformer (2009)
  4. Carl Trueman | The Nameless One | 2009
  5. Mark Driscoll 2019: Young, Restless, and Freudian
  6. Big Eva And Big Church
  7. Carl Trueman | Revoice, Evangelical Culture, and the Return of an Old Friend | 2018
  8. Maybe Darryl Had A Point? Driscoll v. Catholic Creeds
  9. Critique of Driscoll and YRR Movement Now in Portuguese
  10. Time To Kiss New Calvinism Goodbye
  11. Young, Restless, And New School
  12. A Response To Rachel Held Evans Regarding Wilson And The Definition Of “Reformed”
  13. Young, Restless, and Arbitrary?
  14. The Fork in the Road for the “New Calvinists”
  15. James MacDonald Is Not A Pastor
  16. Was Clark Pinnock The Beginning Of The Young, Restless, and “Reformed” Movement?
  17. Understanding The New Calvinists: Neither New Nor Calvinists
  18. Paul’s Gospel Remedy For The Sickness Of The Evangelical Megachurch Celebrity Culture
  19. Symptoms Of Sickness In The Megachurch System?
  20. Why This Reformed Christian Will Not Be Charismatic In 2018
  21. The Guy On The Screen Is Not Your Pastor
  22. Why Caution About Jonathan Edwards Is In Order
  23. More On Edwards, Affections, Romanticism, And Pantheism
  24. Sarah Edwards’ Encounters With The Divine (Or Neglected Aspects Of The First Great Awakening)
  25. Does Calvinism Lead To Domestic Violence?
  26. Trans-Confessional Catechism?
  27. The Trouble with TULIPS
  28. Book Review: Young, Restless, And No Longer Reformed
  29. Young, Restless, And Augustinian?
  30. He Is Not A Pastor Any More
  31. Deconversion And Covenant Theology
  32. Distinguishing Reformed From Evangelicalism: Realism
  33. Josh Harris Kisses Christianity Goodbye
  34. Straight Out Of Münster
  35. Putting Your Stamp On An Iconic Brand
  36. Dale Coulter | John Piper’s New Calvinism | 2014
  37. Carl R. Trueman | Mark Driscoll’s Problem and Ours | 2014
  38. “Calvinism” Is Hip Again (Again)
  39. Black and Reformed: A Review
  40. The Problem of the Minimalist Definition
  41. Dan Borvan | My Pastor Knows My Name
  42. Carl R. Trueman | Lost In Xanadu | 2016
  43. Mark Driscoll And The Danger Of “God Told Me”
  44. Riddlebarger: Driscoll’s “Elders” Were Not Elders—Why Genuine Ruling Elders Are So Important
  45. What Reformed Churches Can Learn From Mark Driscoll
  46. Former Mars Hill Elders Plead For Driscoll To Resign Over Continuing Abuse Of The Sheep
  47. Julie Roys Interviews Insiders From Mark Driscoll’s Current Congregation

Events In The YRR/New Calvinist Movement

  1. It’s Here: CALVINIST—The Movie | 2017
  2. D. G. Hart | Mark Driscoll Is Joining The Christian and Missionary Alliance | 2009
  3. Dear Driscoll | 2021
  4. Harvest Elders Say MacDonald Is Disqualified for Ministry
  5. MacDonald Sues Bloggers (Who Told the Truth)
  6. Behind James MacDonald’s Resignation From The Gospel Coalition
  7. James MacDonald Announces His Return to Ministry
  8. James MacDonald Returns to Pulpit
  9. James MacDonald Launches Home Church Network
  10. Justin Taylor | The Elephant: Room: What Really Happened and How Things Could Have Been Different | 2021

Resources On Becoming Confessionally Reformed

  1. Resources On Defining Reformed
  2. The Ecumenical Creeds
  3. The Reformed Confessions
  4. The Heidelberg Catechism
  5. It Takes Time To Become Reformed
  6. Don’t Just Stand There. Come On In!
  7. Resources For Those Discovering The Reformed Confession

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