What is Christian education? It is not simply about the organization or the participants: you can have a Christian school association, Christian students, and Christian teachers, without teaching in a particularly Christian manner. Is it about curriculum? A Bible class would be obviously Christian in content; and you might think of Christian biology in terms … Continue reading Christian education
Teachers often help students to learn things by giving them a list of words or letters that is easy to remember. For instance, you may remember the names of the five Great Lakes using the acronym "HOMES". Similar learning tools exist for Christian doctrine. They can be useful for remembering key points and for guiding … Continue reading Solas, TULIP, and other summaries
Question and answer 80 of the Heidelberg Catechism is somewhat famous, or infamous, because of its stern language. It condemns the "mass" of the Roman church as an "accursed idolatry". Frequently, people have called this answer harsh, an unfriendly obstacle in the dialogue between Roman Catholics and Protestants. Sure, we disagree about the nature of … Continue reading Rejecting the papal mass: on Heidelberg Catechism q&a 80
The Roman church and Reformed churches have different views of the sacraments. At the heart of the matter is the question how sacraments give grace, and how they relate to the preached gospel.