One of the trends in the evangelical church during the last decade or so has been the elastic use of the word “reformed.” What I mean is that the word identified a particular stream of the Protestant Reformation that produced creeds and confessions to articulate its beliefs: The Westminster Standards, The Three Forms of Unity (Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort) and similar documents. Today that word has been stretched to include all sorts of people and churches that affirm only a portion of those creeds and confessions. Is that fair? Is that right?

To answer those questions I commend this podcast from The Mortification of Spin produced by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. This is a round-table discussion with Dr. Carl Trueman, Rev. Todd Pruitt and Amy Byrd.

What Does It Mean to be Reformed?

I also commend the book, Welcome to a Reformed Church by Rev. Danny Hyde. The podcast explains how you can obtain a copy of that book. Please know that we also have copies of the book available on our book table.


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