In Honor of David Steinmetz, Church Historian

David Curtis Steinmetz, one of the leading church historians of our time, died this past November at age 79 on Thanksgiving evening.

CHR Comment: Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School writes about an influential mentor for church historians in America. Steinmetz focused his studies on the history of biblical interpretation, taking his work to the heart of what happened in the Reformation and connecting it to the ongoing life of the church, where every service and sermon must grapple with the meaning and application of Scripture.

Source: In Honor of David Steinmetz | Timothy George | First Things

Keller, Piper, and Carson on Why the Reformation Matters Today

Don Carson, John Piper, and Tim Keller discuss the ongoing relevance of the Reformation for ministry today.

CHR Comment: A brief panel discussion by American Evangelicals considering the ongoing importance of Protestantism after 500 years. Most of the comments are about Luther and Calvin, especially Calvin. The panelists helpfully point out that the Reformers restored the role of primary source study and preaching to Christianity in general, guaranteeing their importance from the Reformation forward. They also mention excesses of the Reformers that should be avoided.

Source: Keller, Piper, and Carson on Why the Reformation Matters Today

Jan Hus: 600 Years a Martyr

July 6, 2015, marks 600 years since Jan Hus, theologian and reformer from Prague, was put to death at the decree of the Council of Constance. Hus espoused teachings that in many ways anticipated aspects of the Protestant Reformation more than . . .

CHR Comment: Great overview about the most important martyr of the 1400s, a forerunner to the Reformation.

Source: Concordia Theology » Jan Hus: 600 Years a Martyr