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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Christians and Halloween

As a church history professor, October 31st is one of my favorite holidays. That’s because it is Reformation Day; and this year will mark 498 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. Watch Jamie Jackson’s interview with Dr. Nathan Busenitz concerning how … read more »

The Monk Who Was Not Good Enough

It was just over 500 years ago, in the fall of 1510, that a desperate Roman Catholic monk made what he thought would be the spiritual pilgrimage of a lifetime. He had become a monk five years earlier, much to the surprise and dismay of his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. In … read more »

The Fire That Fueled the Reformation

“Is not My word like fire?” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock? (Jer. 23:29) What caused the Reformation? Many people might answer that question by pointing to Martin Luther and his 95 Theses. But if you were to ask Luther himself, he would not point to himself or his own writings. … read more »

Reconsidering the Term ‘Incarnational’

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14) Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. (Heb. 2:14) Maybe I’m just old fashioned. I still … read more »

How Long Should You Stay at Your Church?

With sweat pouring down my cheek, my father said to me: “Put your head down; focus on the path before you. Don’t look to the right or the left. Take your time. Don’t finish quick but finish well.” This is how my dad taught me to mow the lawn. His advice is also relevant to … read more »

The Minister as a Waiter

In Acts 6, we find that famous passage in which the occasion comes for the Apostles to designate the priorities of the Christian ministry. The twelve make it known to the congregation that, above all other ministerial responsibilities and worthy pursuits, they will devote themselves “to prayer and to the ministry of the word” (Ac … read more »

Personhood and the Abortion Dilemma

From a biblical standpoint, when should an unborn baby be considered a ‘person’? Though pro-abortion advocates argue that personhood does not begin until birth, the Bible recognizes no essential difference between the personhood of a child in the womb and that same child after he or she is born. In other words, Scripture regards the individual as a … read more »

Tragedy, Hope, and the Shooting in Oregon

On Thursday, we were all shocked by the tragic news about the deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. According to early reports, the gunman fatally shot nine victims and wounded seven others before he was also killed. Watch Jamie Jackson’s interview with Dr. Nathan Busenitz about the Oregon Shooting As I write this, … read more »

TMS Distance Learning

The past year has witnessed the inauguration of numerous initiatives designed by our president to springboard the seminary into the future. One of our most significant efforts has been the creation of the TMS Distance Location Program. Jamie Jackson discusses the seminary’s new distance location program Here are the top reasons for this initiative… The … read more »