Posts Tagged: The Reformation

How Did Protestants Think About the Church After the Reformation?

How Did Protestants Think About the Church After the Reformation?

Up until the Reformation, by and large, certainly in the West, there had been one united institutional church. It didn’t mean everybody agreed about everything, but at least, theoretically,...

John Calvin and the Five Points of Calvinism

John Calvin and the Five Points of Calvinism

I think one of the things that’s a little sad is that a lot of people when they hear Calvin and they think theology, if they’re at all well...

Does “semper reformanda” mean that the church should always be changing?

Does “semper reformanda” mean that the church should always be changing?

SPROUL: Unfortunately, every heretic appeals to that mantra, “Semper Reformanda.” Always reforming. Whenever we want, we mistake novelty with Reformation. The point of that motto initially was, in the...

How the Reformation Shaped Your World

How the Reformation Shaped Your World

Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1517, a German Catholic monk by the name of Martin Luther posted some complaints he had about the Catholic Church on a...