Winner of the Next Reformation Essay Contest

Posted On May 30, 2017

500 years after Martin Luther challenged the Roman Catholic Church by posting the Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Reformation Bible College challenged students to consider the question, “Why a new Reformation?” in an essay contest to win a full year of tuition.

We received many admirable responses, and we are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Next Reformation essay scholarship contest is Michael from Idaho. Michael’s essay thoughtfully and persuasively handled the topic with theological, philosophical, and cultural exploration.

The runner up to the contest is Isabella from Georgia, who will receive a 75% tuition scholarship for her excellent work.

There were several other entries that deserve recognition. To honor their effort, we have awarded the following incoming students with a 50% tuition scholarship: David from Idaho, Rene from Florida, and Cameron from Texas.

The theme of the essay contest resonates with the vision of RBC, which is to educate the next generation for a new reformation. Our founder and chancellor, Dr. R.C. Sproul, further explains that, “By providing a biblical education, we are helping to lead our young people out of the darkness of this culture into the light.”

We are in a battle of ideas in this present age, where relativism takes precedence over truth. It is the job of Christians to cherish and broadcast the message of life into this dark world. We will not find this message in the wisdom of the world, but by treasuring the timeless truths of Scripture. Michael encouraged Christians to take a stand for the truth in his essay, saying, “We must not be silent in the time of great need, nor should we cower from entering into the fray. Now is no time for cowardice, hesitation, silence, or caution; now is the time for action, boldness, protest, and reformation.”

We are grateful to all who entered the essay contest, and we congratulate our winner.