Entries by Dr. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Between Geneva and Canterbury

Response to Randall Balmer, Anglican Tradition Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Reformed Tradition Between Geneva and Canterbury Frank Griswold served as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1998-2006. During that time, I was General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America. About a dozen of us who held similar positions of leadership in U.S. denominations would gather […]

Not Quite So Simple…Or is it?

Response to Michael King, Anabaptist TraditionBy Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Reformed Tradition “Not Quite So Simple…Or is it?” A Reformed response to the ways that the Anabaptist tradition tries to faithfully follow Jesus should begin with confession. The history of our relationship is blighted with deadly sin. When I was in the process of seeking ordination as […]

The Lawyer and the Monk

Response to Mark Ellingsen, “Lutheranism: An Evangelical Catholic Way to Follow Jesus” Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Reformed Tradition The Lawyer and the Monk Martin Luther was a monk. John Calvin was a lawyer. That contrast in vocational callings is the clearest way to consider the differences between how the Lutheran and Reformed traditions follow Jesus. Those differences, […]

Old Divisions are Less Divisive

Response to Christina Wassell, traditional Roman Catholic view By Dr. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Reformed Tradition Old Divisions Are Less Divisive The moving and illuminating account of Christina Wassell’s spiritual journey to the traditional Roman Catholic understanding of “following Jesus” presents challenges for any response from the Reformed tradition. First, my tradition immediately confronts issues which have […]