Author: Nate Pickowicz

Sola Scriptura: The Heart of the Reformation

500 Years of the Reformation: Why We Need Revival and Reformation Today Within a year of posting his Ninety-Five Theses, Martin Luther was summoned to appear before Cardinal Cajetan to be examined for his accusations against the Roman Catholic Church’s theology and practice. When the Cardinal pressed him on the issue of the church’s authority, Luther responded, “The truth of Scripture comes first. After that is accepted one may determine whether the words of men can be accepted as true.”[i] Now, Luther was not discrediting the words of men completely, rather, he was claiming that, far and above anything...

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Pastoral Ministry in a Post-Christian Context

Things are changing for American churches. The cultural landscape is shifting. Whereas even a generation ago, Christianity was valued for its contribution to the fabric of our nation, today, the church is becoming marginalized. While there are certainly some areas where Christianity is flourishing, overall, we are beginning to see that we are losing the culture war. We are living in a post-Christian society. And perhaps no region in America has fallen farther faster than New England.[1] For the first three centuries of our existence, New England was a beacon of light, not only to America but to the...

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The Fullness of God in the Weakness of Man

As we saw in Philippians 2:1-4, Christians are called to be humble and serve one another. Paul even exhorts the church to “make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose” (v. 2). In other words, to manifest unity. And the basis of Christian unity is found in how we regard one another—considering them to be more important than ourselves (v. 3). But how is this to be done? What does true humility look like? Well, we find the foremost example in the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul...

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