The Reformed Tradition Wesley Granberg-Michaelson From Guilt to Grace to Gratitude I adopted the Reformed tradition and wasn’t raised as a “child of the covenant,” nor baptized as an infant, and never heard of the Heidelberg Catechism as a young person in church. It became my choice, or as some Reformed theologians might say, it […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
What can God Redeem? It’s fortunate that this ambitious ecumenical conversation begins with David Ford’s contribution from the Orthodox tradition. In my view, the Reformed family has paid the least attention to the Orthodox among the major Christian traditions. But we probably have the most to learn from the Orthodox, as well as from […]
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