The Joy of Teaching

The Joy of Teaching

The fall classes at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) here in Austin have now begun! My class is called, “Two Reformation Giants: Martin Luther & John Calvin.” For the next six weeks I have the luxury of slowly unpacking the theology of Martin Luther. I’ll go through the details of his life, and also the key […]

Digging for Insights on Luther

As I prepare to teach on Martin Luther’s life and theology this coming Sunday at Redeemer Presbyterian Church here in Austin, I find myself reaching back into some “classic” treatments of Luther! What a treasure these four volumes are. Each one has stood the test of time and proven over and over to be a […]

Focusing on Martin Luther

This coming October 31st will be the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his “95 Theses” on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. With that one bold act, the Protestant Reformation was launched and the recovery of the Gospel had begun! Over these fall months, then, I’ll be focusing a lot of my research, teaching, […]

Two Reformation Giants

On Sunday, September 10th, I’ll start teaching a 13-week class here in Austin at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (10:15 am). It is entitled, “Two Reformation Giants–Martin Luther (1483-1546) and John Calvin (1509-1564).” Here is a description: “If serious Christians in this current age desire to understand the practices, peculiarities, and problems of the modern church, then […]

Day Four of Heroes, History & Hope Tour – Plymouth Plantation

Plymouth Plantation – the recreated village for the pilgrims. In this place you will meet men and women from the early 1600’s,  be engulfed in the culture of their age, listen as tales of daring exploits are told by pilgrim soldiers, hear “saints” and “strangers” alike explain their worldview, and dream about the days of […]

Day Three of Heroes, History & Hope Tour – Plymouth

Plymouth, Massachusetts. Images of Brewster, Samoset, Squanto, Alden, Standish, Mullins, Bradford, Brewster and many others come to mind. This is the land where Saints and Strangers worked and lived their lives – either for God’s glory or their own. There is so much we can learn from these families of the past; from their implementation of the dominion […]