27 September 2011


The problem with the way `Reformed' is often used today is that it divorces certain things (typically the five, or more often, four points of Calvinism) from the overall Reformation vision of pastoral care, church worship, Christian nurture and all-round approach to ministry. The Bible becomes sufficient for the doctrines of grace; but what works, what pulls in the punters, becomes the criterion for everything else, especially ecclesiology and pastoral practice. - Carl Trueman

How we need to return to the true meaning of "Reformed" and how are pastors need to re-think, re-work and revise their ministries.

In part, he concludes

Maybe the Reformation is nearly over; and maybe it is not Benedictine Catholicism but actually the new reformation, with its multi-sites and its virtual pastors, that is finishing it off.  May it not be.

Read Trueman's whole article here.

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