• Who was Martin Bucer? Question and Answer

    Bucer was one of the Reformers. He was such a star on the continent, and he got invited over to Cambridge during the time of the young Edward VI, who was a godly young king in between Henry and Queen Mary. Under his reign, the Reformation flourished. So Bucer was invited over to Cambridge. Another interesting thing about Bucer is that his wife married four times. She was widowed three times. He was the fourth husband to Wibrandis, so sometimes she’s called the bride of the Reformation. Bucer was a brilliant scholar. But once he got to Cambridge, the water … View Resource

  • What is the goal of reformation? Question and Answer

    Psalm 115:1

    FERGUSON: Both in Calvin and in the Westminster Confession and its subordinate standards the answer to the first question, “What is our chief end?” must be the same as to the question, “What is the goal of Reformation?” The answer is, “To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” To be able to do both of these things simultaneously is what I think at the end of the day is going to make an impact on our contemporary world that is so interested in enjoyment. It’s very rare to hear non-Christians say, “See how these Christians enjoy the glory of … View Resource

  • Who is your favorite woman of the Reformation and why? Question and Answer

    I suppose my favorite woman is Jeanne d’Albret who was the queen of Navarre and the mother of the man who became Henry IV of France. She was a very well-educated and learned woman. She was a very pious woman. And she was selflessly devoted to the cause of reformation. She was queen of a little country in those days called Navarre, which was on the border of France and Spain. And she said, “I’d rather lose my whole country than ever commit myself to idolatry and go to mass.” She was very, very committed. She hawked her jewels to … View Resource