Five Solas

  • Christ Alone (Solus Christus)

    Christ Alone (Solus Christus)

    What does Christ alone mean, if Christ is not alone? Are the works of Christ sufficient for our salvation, or is there something else we must do?

  • Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)

    Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)

    There’s no reason then not to consider the words of Christ, or his Apostles, as the Word of God and by extension the authority for Christian belief and life. The question raised by “Scripture Alone”, is easily stated, but is perhaps overly reductive. Is Scripture the only authority for Christian life?

  • Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)

    Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)

    Grace is often easier to define than faith. Although I have to admit, when I actually sat down to write this piece I had trouble making the distinction between grace and faith. Which makes it all the stranger we call it the “Five Solas” because it really feels like none of them are actually alone.

  • Faith Alone (Sola Fide)

    Faith Alone (Sola Fide)

    Faith has always felt like an indefinable quality to me. How can I understand it, if I can’t even define it? In recent years, I’ve realized my understanding of faith was confused by a world that doesn’t want me to have faith. In the vernacular, it’s a lie of the devil to say faith is…

  • The Five Solas: Introduction

    The Five Solas: Introduction

    For the longest time, I thought the Five Solas were officially documented somewhere in all the writings of the Reformers. Turns out, they’re not.