With this year being the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Reformation (though there were quite a number of precursors leading up to that point), there are a number of great resources that are celebrating what God has done in history in recovering the gospel, while expressing the urgent need for ongoing reformation in our present day in the church (universally).


Desiring God – A 31-day Journey with Heroes of the Reformation (this just started yesterday, Articles and Audio):

White Horse Inn – The Solas of the Reformation (this is still in process, Audio): https://www.whitehorseinn.org/series/the-solas-of-the-reformation/


5 Minutes in Church History: http://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World – PBS Documentary (Video): http://www.pbs.org/program/martin-luther-idea-changed-world/

Ligonier – The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference (Audio and Video): http://www.ligonier.org/learn/conferences/next-500-years-2017-national-conference/

Reformation and Modern Church History – David Calhoun, Covenant Theological Seminary (Audio Lectures): https://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/reformation-modern-church-history/

The Reformation – Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary (Audio Lectures): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/the-reformation/id924126015

Here are some other resources that are good calls to temper that (right) celebration of the recovery of the gospel with humility (both personally and how we view the history of those events) as to what took place and what we can learn from it that could have gone better, as well as highlighting the need for Reformation in our day within evangelicalism. At the very least they are a bit of a needed corrective against an over-exuberant, triumphant Reformed identity that, as Trueman says (paraphrasing), only looks in the mirror of history and sees its own reflection.

Taking Responsibility for the Reformation – Peter Leithart: https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2017/02/taking-responsibility-for-the-reformation

Remembering the Reformation but Celebrating What? – Carl Trueman: https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/09/remembering-the-reformation-but-celebrating-what

The Future of Protestantism – Public Discussion (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKekHEco87U