Is Reformation Christianity Just for Eggheads?
The justification for a robustly confessional Christianity must be grounded first in the character of our covenant-making God, a God who speaks truth into a world under the sway of the deceiver.
At lunch with a prospective church member, I described the process of joining our church: a six- to ten-week membership class that introduces our church's teaching in its confessions, its worship and life together, and an extensive interview to examine a candidate's profession of faith and knowledge of the catechism. He shook his head and said, "Man, this is a lot of stuff. Do you ever worry that the Reformed church is just for smart people?"
I was slow to answer. I hear this question a lot, and I do have this worry. ...