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February 28, 2017

The venerable Scottish Psalter paraphrased Psalm 100 in this fashion:

All people that on earth do dwell,

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice,

Him serve with mirth, His praise forth tell,

Come ye before Him and rejoice.

This is true to the meaning of the original Hebrew.

How...

February 26, 2017

Back in 2011 Todd Miles emphasised a vital point about the Protestant Reformation when he stated that, "The gospel was rediscovered some 500 years ago in Europe. The reason is simple: At its heart, the Reformation was about the recovery of the gospel. And it is worth r...

February 25, 2017

Hans Holbein was commissioned to create an image of Martin Luther.

Published in 1523 it depicted Luther as the Greek 'super-hero' Hercules, attacking people with a viciously spiked club.

In the picture, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham, Duns Scotus and Nich...

February 24, 2017

Another item for our Reformation Room project is Luther's monastery bed. Here's a little (sneak) preview ... . More work needs to be done – a rough 'headboard,' suitable 'ageing,' etc..

One thing: it is not designed to be comfortable – and should prove a suitably 'knott...

February 23, 2017

In an article written for the New Statesman, published on 30 January 2017, Simon Heffer traces the influence of Martin Luther across 500 years of world history. Though I cannot agree with all of his conclusions, some are unavoidable. What I particularly...

February 22, 2017

Martin Luther had determined that the Bible should be brought to the homes of the common people. He echoed the cry of Erasmus that the ploughman should be able to recite the Scripture while he was ploughing, or the weaver as he hummed to the music of his shuttle.

There...

February 21, 2017

Rolling into Liverpool today is the very latest model of the ecumenical bandwagon.

It’s destined for Cambridge on the 23rd February, then London on the 25th, before returning to Germany by the beginning of next month.

They call it the Reformation Truck. Since its wheels...

February 19, 2017

This time last week I was in Liverpool, preaching at Salop Chapel Free Presbyterian Church, Walton.

After the evening service Mr Robbie Riley took me on a tour of some famous churches in Liverpool, including the old Memorial Church of the Protestant Martyrs at Wavertree...

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