Web Wednesday- Confessing and Reforming

It may be a little overwhelming to see the amount of links that I have listed on this website.  I am hoping to change the format of this soon.  In the meantime, I will be focussing on a different resource each wednesday…explaining why I have it listed here.

It seems fitting to start with Reformation 21, a resource of  The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Reformation 21 Banner

From the site:
Reformation 21 is an online magazine (ezine) created to serve, edify, and educate Christians by presenting an authoritative reformed perspective, while embracing various denominational positions, on a variety of relevant historic matters, current issues, and thoughtful positions that inform, inspire, and challenge Christians to think and grow biblically. It is a ministry of The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (www.alliancenet.org), an organization established in order to call the church to a reformation that recovers clarity and conviction about the great evangelical truths of the gospel and to encourage their proclamation in our contemporary context.

With all the movements and networks around these days, it is most encouraging to see godly men coming together to stand for authentic Biblical faithfulness.  Instead of attempting unity at the cost of truth, the truth itself is what binds a groups like the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and The Gospel Coalition (Which I will feature next week) together.  It is important to note that this does not mean a sort of doctrinal or denominational good ole boys club.  This is clearly seen in the diversity of its membership:

Eric Alexander
Alistair Begg
Gerald Bray
Jerry Bridges
Donald Carson
Mark Dever
Ligon Duncan
Sinclair Ferguson
Robert Godfrey
John Hannah
Paul Jones
John MacArthur
C.J. Mahaney
Albert Mohler
Richard Phillips
John Piper
Philip Ryken
R. C. Sproul
Derek Thomas
Carl Trueman
Gene Veith
David Wells

No matter what theological tradition you are most familiar with, there will be many names in this list that will be recognizable. Regardless of some very different perspectives, what these men do share is a conviction that the Word of God is the Word of God (Inerrant, authoritative and sufficient) and that the Gospel (the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the Cross) is central to everything that we are and do as Christians.

This website features a vast catalogue of articles, reviews, blog posts, interviews, and other media that are very instructive and helpful.  I recommend bookmarking this resource and visiting here often.

Just an example of the kind of encouragement this site can provide, read this post from Derek Thomas: Falling in Love With the Church

Something is terribly wrong when professing Christians do not identify with the church and love being a part of her. Something is wrong when professing Christians fail to be passionate about every aspect of the church and long to invest themselves in her, taking all that the church represents and does to heart.

Amen to that…and Amen to what Reformation 21 and the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals are helping to achieve.


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