In the late 1980s, Michael Horton (host of White Horse Inn and editor in chief of Modern Reformation
"This is the magazine I read cover to cover."
–R.C. Sproul, president, Ligonier Ministries) began an organization called Christians United for Reformation (CURE). CURE’s purpose was to remind American evangelicals of their biblical roots and the rich faith and practice recovered during the Protestant Reformation that had been largely abandoned in the mad dash to relevance. CURE didn’t represent just one denomination, but tried to include as many different Reformation voices in the conversation as possible. More than a ministry of one man or congregation, CURE drew on the wisdom of many to identify and correct the problems that plagued evangelical and Reformational churches, alike. One of the first efforts to broaden their influence came in 1990 with the launch of the weekly radio broadcast, White Horse Inn, with hosts Michael Horton, Kim Riddlebarger, Rod Rosenbladt, and Ken Jones. As CURE grew in influence, the organization needed a magazine to explicate timeless Christian doctrines in a timely publication. Borrowing the name of the newsletter, Modern Reformation debuted in magazine format in 1992.
"I believe God has raised up Modern Reformation as a voice to call us back to the Scriptures as our only infallible guide to truth."
–Jerry Bridges, staff, The Navigators
"[Modern Reformation] has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age."
–J. Ligon Duncan, III, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church
"For 15 years, Modern Reformation has served as an invaluable resource for those who are hungry and thirsty for more—much more—than modern evangelicalism can offer."
–Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center