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1517. The Legacy Project

1517 The Legacy Project serves churches and the world by providing a message of hope for those broken by the church, supplying theological resources that strengthen congregations, and modeling ways of engaging the culture in a manner that is thoughtful, courageous, and Christ-centered.

Our Strength and Song

Because salvation is by grace alone through faith in Christ alone, there will be some surprises when, at the Last Day, we stand in front of the throne and the Lamb. We’ll see, dressed in the whitest robes, women who prostituted themselves in order to support husbands, sons, and daughters. We’ll see women no more […]

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Why All The Fuss? The Difference between the Reformed and Lutherans on the Lord’s Supper

After several years of teaching church history and theology, it often remains hard to explain the divide between the Lutherans and Reformed (a.k.a. Calvinists) on the Lord’s Supper. After five hundred years of Protestantism, it certainly remains lamentable that evangelicals of various stripes remain divided. So what gives? Why couldn’t everybody just get along? It […]

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News That’s Too Good to be True

Why is justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone so hard for us to swallow? Why do words like, “unconditional” “freely imputed,” and “apart from our works” cause us to roll our eyes, or sigh, or snort in derision? What is it about a limitless, measureless Gospel message that worries us when […]

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Faith Upholds The Whole Law

Our default mode of operation is law. We’re born under the law. Natural born legalists. Moralism pumps through our veins like antibodies. Fairness and justice are words we learn long after we’ve put them into practice as a relational standard. This is how we function. We go along in this way, keeping the law, inventing […]

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What Does It Mean for Faith to Have an Object?

From Merriam-Webster.comnoun, fāth Definition of faith: allegiance to duty or a person: loyalty lost faith in the company’s president (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2): sincerity of intentions acted in good faith belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2): belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof clinging to the faith that her […]

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The Great Eucatastrophe

J.R.R. Tolkien was a philologist in the fullest sense of the word. Words were his livelihood, and one of his great loves. When it came to language, Tolkien was a consummate perfectionist, yet he was always able to find joy, satisfaction, and humor in his work with languages. Although Tolkien is most well-known for his […]

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