The “freely flowing river” — A 21st century Reformed confession

by Brandon Frick

 A while back, I was teaching a course on the Theological Declaration of Barmen. What began as an initially cold reception to the request to “open the Book of Confessions on the table” turned into a great discussion about how the Theological Declaration of Barmen addressed its historical context and how important the confessional act was during times of crisis. From these new “Barmen converts,” I started hearing the “Presbyterian amen” (head nodding with nearly inaudible grunts).

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