A couple of years ago, a series of articles came out claiming the influence of the Reformation is mostly over for Protestantism. When looking at mainline Protestantism and mainstream evangelicalism, we certainly can draw a conclusion that this would appear to be the case. Carl Trueman addresses this issue on the Janet Mefferd Show from 2010.
Trueman also speaks to the issue of social justice and evangelicalism making that a primary drum beat, instead of the Person and work of Christ. The danger and concern is that social justice issues, as important as they are, may replace the central teaching and preaching of the Gospel, which is the primary function of the church.
Carl Trueman on The Janet Mefferd Show speaking to the issue, “Is the Reformation over?” March 03, 2010 (MP3, first 20 minutes)
I’m also including a later interview with Trueman by Mefferd on the Reformation’s influence.
Dr. Carl Trueman talks about Martin Luther and the Reformation. July 22, 2011 (MP3)