Posts by Pat Howell

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A Tribute to R. C. Sproul

by Pat Howell

Dr. R.C. Sproul died December 14th.  I have been surprised how his passing has struck me.  Though I never met him, few have had greater influence on me.  Having read numerous tributes to him it is obvious I am not unique in this regard.  It is often my habit to turn another great voice for […]

Ref 500 – Article 10

by Pat Howell

Special thanks to Matthew French for this series of articles. ARTICLE 10 This is our last look at the historical figures that played a part in the Protestant Reformation that began 500 years ago. For this final entry in the series, we will look at one of the most influential people in the history of […]

Reformation 500 – Article 9

by Pat Howell

I have so enjoyed this series that Matthew French has provided to us that I hate to think it might end.  Thanks Matthew! ARTICLE 9 As we near the end of our look into key figures of the Reformation, we turn our gaze back to England to consider the life of William Tyndale, the man […]

Reformation 500 – Article 8

by Pat Howell

I am very appreciative of Matt French’s work on these articles.  Thanks, Matt! ARTICLE 8 Yesterday was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As I have been attempting to show, the Reformation did not really begin in 1517 with Martin Luther, but his nailing of the 95 Theses is commonly observed as the official […]

Reformation 500 – Article 7

by Pat Howell

Because today is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we get a double dose of Matthew French’s reformation articles.  Enjoy! Today we will consider my personal favorite Reformer. He is a man who, it was said at his funeral, “neither flattered nor feared any flesh.” He was known as the “Thundering Scot”, despite his non-intimidating, […]

Reformation 500 – Article 6

by Pat Howell

Here is the latest article from Matthew French educating us on some of the great people of the Protestant Reformation. ARTICLE 6 We will skip ahead a bit for these next few entries, to the middle of the 16th century, a bit after the Reformation had officially begun. In this entry, we will look at […]

Reformation 500 – Article 5

by Pat Howell

Matthew French is doing a series of articles on the Reformation as we look forward to the 500th anniversary on October 31.    Today we turn our gaze to Jan Hus (more commonly known as John Hus or John Huss), a Czech priest and dean of Charles University in Prague, part of what was then […]

Reformation 500 – Article 4

by Pat Howell

We continue looking at figures leading up to the Reformation by examining the life and impact of John Wycliffe, also known as the morning star of the Reformation. John Wycliffe was born sometime in the 1320s in Yorkshire, England (the exact year is unknown) and died at the very end of 1384 in Leicestershire, England. […]

Reformation 500 – Article 3

by Pat Howell

ARTICLE 3 We now turn our attention to historical figures and events that led up to the Reformation, which will provide some background, insight, and context to the time in which Martin Luther found himself on October 31st, 1517. We will start by looking at some of the key figures and events that led up […]

Reformation 500 – Article 2

by Pat Howell

This is the second in our own Matt French’s articles preparing us for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. ARTICLE 2 Continuing to answer the question of “Why does it matter what a bunch of dead guys did 500 years ago”, we turn our attention to what may be the most important impact the Reformation […]