Since we’ve already won the victory, it’s time we started acting like it.
The late church historian Jaroslav Pelikan said that the Reformation is helpfully understood as a “tragic necessity.”
If the formal cause of the Reformation was the restoration of Scriptural authority in the church (sola Scriptura), then the material cause of the Reformation was the recovery of the doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone (sola fide).
If you are Protestant, this is your story.
The church must remember that the only way to respect another’s creed is to have one of their own.
It is hard to swiftly and accurately explain what makes for good preaching. So, for now, it is enough to say a few brief things about it that will push Christians toward an obedient intolerance of the contemporary, trans-denominational preaching that Christians endure today.