In his evening lecture for the general public on September 20, Mouw began by saying that he did not want to look back at the 16th century Protestant Reformation but instead look forward to current and future opportunities and challenges facing the Christian church, within primarily Western Christendom.
My October 10 column (“How can Christian universities flourish?”) generated letters of response from two emeritus presidents of Reformed colleges. One of the ideas debated was the phrase “hospitably Reformed.” This is a powerful phrase but it seems to mean different things to different people. What does it mean to be “hospitably Reformed”?
Does the Reformation have a place in the world (and church) of today?
In her latest book, Ayaan Hirsi Ali offers solutions to some of the problems facing the Islamic world today. Her intended audience is Western liberals and the Islamic umma (community). She proposes five core concepts in Islam that are fundamentally incompatible with modernity and therefore are in need of reform.
Christian Courier is one of the oldest of Reformed Dutch immigrant kingdom institutions in Canada, and has been feeding “news, views and kingdom clues” to hungry readers for almost half the history of the nation.
“Should we still celebrate the Reformation? Should the Calvinism that grew out of the 16th century Reformation matter to 21st century congregations, to how we worship, what we hear in sermons, what we sing, how we live in the world?