Reformation Day 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Reformation Day Sale is now live!

bundle imageThe sale features a special Reformed bundle that’s only available for one week. Check it out! It contains a treasure trove of great Reformed content and it’s priced at over 50% off the regular prices.

We have also have three very special Jonathan Edwards collections on sale. These are very special sets selected from the Yale Works of Jonathan Edwards which have been available apart from that collection before.

The sale only lasts one week, so get it before it’s too late!


On Cotton Mather

From Eerdword:

“But Cotton Mather isn’t to be toyed with. There is something true in the depths of the myth — something noble, something honorable. Cotton Mather is not evil. He is a man of honorable faith. He is a man whose life points to a true spiritual warfare that we all know in our hearts — a warfare between good and evil, a real God and a real Devil, a warfare between truths we know and deceptions that the deceiver wants to weave.” Read the rest here.

The Select Works of Cotton Mather is gathering interest in community pricing.



The Presbyterian’s Armoury

A stalwart defender of the Presbyterian church in the 17th Century, George Gillespie is best known for his contribution to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Aaron’s Rod Blossoming, which advocated Presbyterian church polity. This, and 11 other volmes by and about Gillespie meet with a further 7 volumes to form The Presbyterian’s Armoury: a storehouse of bold, classic Scottish Presbyterian theology.presbyterian armoury

Published in the 19th century, The Prebyterian’s Armoury records defences of key Reformed docterines at a time of great uncertaintly and controversy. Many of Gillespie’s works were deemed too incidiary and destroyed by those favoring the established church.

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Classic Works on the Westminster Shorter Catechism

The Westminster Shorter Catechism is a question and answer catecism written by the Westminster Assembly in 1646-1647. Designed for the instruction of young people in the Reformed faith it has been an important part of the life of Presbyterian life and worship for over three hundred years.  classic-works-on-the-westminster-shorter-catechism

Classic Works on the Westminster Shorter Catechism contains 34 classic works on the Shorter Catechism from such respected theologians as Matthew Henry and John Flavel and contains Thomas Watson’s A Body of Practical Divinity.

This collection is currently on cummunity pricing, which offers you the best opportunity to get the best price possible. Help to make this valuable resource available to the church today!


Introducing the Reformed Commentary Bundle

A well selected library of commentaries is an indespensible tool for any student of the Bible. We’re helping you to build your collection with the new Reformed Commentary Bundle.

Gleaned from the commentary library of the Reformed Base Packages, the Reformed reformed-commentary-bundleCommentary Bundle contains over 150 commentaries covering the whole of scripture. Select volumes from notable commantary series such as Pillar, Mentor and the NIGTC along with classic commentaries from greats like Owen, Calvin and Poole make this collection a rich reservoir of Reformed theological wisdom on the Scriptures. Check out the full list here.

Offered at a very special 75% discount, the Reformed Commentary Bundle offers a unique opportunity for elders, pastors, students and anyone serious about studying the Bible to get a wealth of solid Biblical content fully integrated and cross-referenced within the Logos platform.

Get it today. 

Recovering the Catholicity of the Reformed Faith: An Interview with Scott Swain

by Tyler Smith

In their book Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation, Reformed Theological Seminary’s Michael Allen and Scott Swain argue that to be Reformed means to go deeper into true catholicity rather than away from it. You can get their new book on Pre-Pub right now.

I spoke with Dr. Swain about the growing movement of “renewal and retrieval” within Reformed theology, correcting common misunderstandings of sola scriptura, and why proof texting shouldn’t get such a bad rap.

You say this book is part of a growing movement of “renewal and retrieval” within the church. Who is a part of that movement, and how would you describe it to someone unfamiliar with it?Scott Swain Picture

For some time there has been broad interest in drawing upon tradition for the sake of renewing the contemporary church’s theology, piety, and worship. Language of “retrieval” originates with a handful of Roman Catholic theologians of the last century. However, a number of Protestant theologians (including Karl Barth) also have sought to draw upon classical resources for constructive dogmatics. The common assumption on all sides is that something in modern theology is broken and that the tradition might offer guidance about how to fix it.

 You mention that there are numerous examples in the Reformed tradition of “thoughtful appropriation of the catholic tradition.” What are some notable examples?

The Reformers of the sixteenth century did not see themselves as hitting the “reset” button on church history. They saw themselves as reforming the catholic church on the basis of the church’s supreme authority, Holy Scripture, in attentive dialogue with faithful teachers and traditions of the church. This is evident not only in the wide appeal to the Church Fathers and Medieval Doctors by Reformation and Post-Reformation pastors and theologians (indeed, the discipline of “historical theology” emerges from Protestant soil in the seventeenth century). It is also evident in the way early Protestant theologians appropriate classical theological categories (related to Trinity, Christology, divine action, grace, etc.)—often quite creatively in service of distinctly Protestant ends—in their interpretation of the Bible. Peter Martyr Vermigli’s biblical commentaries are a good example of this kind of creative appropriation of the catholic tradition in a Protestant vein.

Why is retrieval necessary, beyond just a desire for something “ancient”?

Retrieval, at its best, is not a matter of romantic nostalgia but about apprenticing ourselves to the church’s wisest teachers of Holy Scripture. In retrieval, theology interrogates the church’s best Bible teachers and asks: what were their animating principles, what time-tested categories did they employ, and how might those principles and categories inform the way we read the Bible and do theology today?

Retrieval helps us get beyond parroting the past and teaches us to speak the language of Zion. Retrieval is about learning the grammar of theology from the church’s best speakers so that we can put together meaningful theological utterances today in our own idiom, in light of our own pastoral challenges, for the glory of God and the good of the church.

How do you think the Reformation principle of sola scriptura has become misunderstood or corrupted over time? How should we understand sola scriptura in the context of Reformed catholicity? 

Many folks assume that the proposition, “Scripture is the supreme source and norm for theology,” entails a second proposition, “the individual is Scripture’s best and therefore supreme interpreter.” Protestant theology in mainstream Lutheran and Reformed thought into the eighteenth century affirmed the first proposition but denied the second. They were convinced that the church and its teachers [should] possess an interpretive authority to which the individual interpreter was, in some sense, accountable—ultimately under Scripture’s supreme authority.

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However, since the eighteenth century, many Protestants, including large portions of the evangelical tradition, have assumed that the first proposition entails the second. Therefore, such Protestants tend to be leery of church confessions, especially when it comes to biblical interpretation, and to believe that the individual’s private judgment about the interpretation of the biblical text is the final court of appeal for theology.

We believe the modern approach to sola scriptura rests upon an unbiblical anthropology and an unbiblical ecclesiology and thus seek to relocate sola Scriptura within the context of a more biblical understanding of humanity and the church. The older Protestantism has much to offer in this regard, not because it is older but because it is more biblical.

You have an entire chapter devoted to the defense of proof texting. Why has this practice become controversial, and why did you feel it was necessary to defend it in this book?reformed-catholicity-the-promise-of-retrieval-for-theology-and-biblical-interpretation

Proof texting is controversial because we are all very familiar with bad examples of the practice! Our (admittedly provocative) defense of proof texting is not intended so much to commend the use of parenthetical Scripture references in theological prose as it is to commend a more sophisticated understanding of the symbiosis that obtains between sound biblical commentary and sound dogmatic theology. It gestures toward a more expansive understanding of what it means to be “biblical” in systematic theology by demonstrating how patterns of thought drawn out of biblical commentary have functioned historically as conceptual grids for constructive theological discourse.

What advice would you give to pastors or future pastors who want to move their congregations toward “Reformed catholicity”?

First, set aside the latest book on pastoral ministry and read Martin Bucer’s Concerning the True Care of Souls or pick up any number of Hughes Oliphant Old’s books on the history and practice of Reformed worship. The Protestant tradition has an embarrassment of riches from which pastors might draw in shaping a “Reformed catholic” approach to ministry. Second, as you read such resources, don’t just pay attention to what they said and did but pay attention to why they said and did what they said and did. Faithful ministry is not like a Civil War reenactment where we can simply parrot what others have done; faithful ministry requires that we learn the art of war. Third, get busy praying and ministering in light of the biblical wisdom these sources commend!

***Rediscover the riches of the apostolic faith—pre-order the book now!

Princeton Theological Review

Founded in 1825 by Charles Hodge, the Princeton Theological Review was a proud standard bearer for Reformed orthodoxy for over 100 years.


Over 100 years 

This exhaustive collection actually contains various Biblical and Theological journals from the Old Princeton years and is a treasure trove of Biblical and theological insight from such Reformed luminaries as B.B. Warfield, Geerhardus Vos, Charles Hodge and many others. The formative debates of the era – inerrancy, evolution, creation, etc. – played out in the pages of this journal.

Lost Classics

Largely inaccessible today, we hope to bring these treasures back into prominence with this collection which, once funded, will make all 443 issues searchable, taggable, and fully integrated with the other titles in your Logos library. It’s an incredible opportunity to bring this important theological work into the life of the church today.

Choose the Price You’ll Pay

This resource is currently in community pricing (you can find out more here) but placing a bid today is the best way to get an incredible price on this resource. Tell us what you think it’s worth by placing a bid today.

Explore the Sermons of Tim Keller

Tim Keller is one of the great Reformed preachers still preaching and active in the church today. The Tim Keller Sermon Archive contains his sermons from 1989 to 2013 in the powerful, searchable Logos format.tim-keller-sermon-archive

Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 1989. The church grew from 50 to over 5,000 people in the last 20 years, becoming known as “one of Manhattan’s most vital congregations.” Keller’s sermons focus on the character, ministry, and work of Jesus Christ.

Find out more about Tim Keller Sermon Archive and other archives we have available including John Piper, John MacAuthur and D.A. Carson here!

Great Savings for Easter



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To celebrate Easter we’ve got some really exciting deals going on.

To see everything on sale head here.

Here are some of the highlights:

John Owen’s classic 8 volume exposition of Hebrews is $82.47, that’s almost $40.00 off.

The Christian’s Reasonable Service is $9.00 off.

James Dennison Jr.’s amazing collection of early Reformed confessions is $45.00 off.

Best of all if you buy the NICNT Gospels and Acts Collection (over $100 off!) and Stott’s The Cross of Christ you get Resurrection by Stanley Porter, Michael Hays & David Tombs FREE.

March 14th is Vos’ Birthday – so we’re putting his Dogmatics on sale.

Geerhardus Vos was born March 14, 1862. Remembered and studied to this day for his contribution to the field of Biblical Theology, Vos also taught Systematic Theology before. Lexham Press has undertaken the translation Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics from the original Dutch.

Find out more here.

Get it fora limited time for only $69.99 here.