Semper Reformanda?: Recovering a Flexible, Contextual, Missional Ecclesiology for the Reformed Community


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Though the phrase “Reformed and ever Reforming” is often used as a motto of the Reformed community, the “ever reforming” part of the phrase has not been a very lively hallmark of our tradition!

In fact, it can be argued that because of certain rigid features of Reformed theology, our movement is among the most resistant to creative forms of missiological adaptation for the new challenges facing the church in the secular West. If the Reformed movement is to flourish in the future, we need to understand what features about our theological tradition have kept us resistant to missiological adaptation, but also to celebrate and recover the aspects of the Reformed theological tradition that are particularly generative for fostering flexible, improvisational churches for the sake of God’s mission.