About RM

Reformed Margins exists to celebrate the glory of God and exalt the person and work of Jesus Christ among the nations.

We pray that this site provides a platform for Reformed Christian thinkers from various ethnic minority backgrounds to join in the broader Reformed and Evangelical conversations.

What do you mean when you say “Reformed”?

The Reformed branch of Christianity is a broad, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-faceted expression of the Christian faith that specifically traces its heritage back to the Protestant Reformation, though also seeing itself in continuity with the New Testament church. It is best described by the “Five Solas” and is further developed in confessions and catechisms such as the Westminster Confession of Faith, Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the Three Forms of Unity (Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort, Belgic Confession), and the London Baptist Confession of 1689. More recently, “Reformed” has come to encompass a variety of evangelicals who affirm a Reformed soteriology, the sovereignty of God over all things, and the highest commitment to Scripture’s authority.

What do you mean when you say “Margins”?

“Margins” has two facets to it. First, minorities have often been at the outskirts of the Reformed conversation, their voices often marginalized or altogether ignored. Thankfully, this is changing. Recently, minorities have been invited into the Reformed conversation and this website serves as a platform to further this progress.

Second, this website will at times broaden the margins of what it means to be Reformed. Reformed theology speaks to more than salvation and church structure. It speaks to every area of a person’s worldview. Contributors have the room, then, to interact with a variety of convictions not typically classified as “Reformed”.

Do you agree on everything?

Reformed Margins is a place for ethnic minority thinkers who identify as “Reformed” to be “always Reforming” as they apply Scripture within an ever changing world. The contributors of Reformed Margins all affirm and celebrate the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene creed, and the Five Solas, and have confessional commitments that largely agree. However, there are many issues where the contributors do not agree, e.g. infant or adult baptism, the method of Creation, the role of women in the church, structure of church government, views of the millennium, etc. To be “always reforming” will likely lead to disagreement as we strive to think God’s thoughts after him, but the goal of RM is to facilitate these discussions in a charitable way under the shared identity of “Reformed.”

6 Comments

  1. I know that the primary focus here is writing about theology, but I was wondering how any blog speaking to minority/marginal people doesn’t even touch on that experience in the greater context of whats going on with race issues in America currently (I could be wrong, but I didn’t see any mention of any of the many, many current issue we have in even one of the posts, beyond being called Jackie Chan by super scary grade school kids). To do otherwise seems to overly simplify that aspect of the conversation and does more to make it seem like this is an isolated/detached from the rest of society.

    Thanks!
    Drew

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    1. Drew, thanks for the comment! I can assure you that we’ll definitely be touching on current racial issues in the West. You’re right, these are important topics that can’t be ignored. As we start, we’re kind of introducing ourselves. So we’re just telling our stories right now. But we’ll definitely be interacting with current events as we go along. Hope you keep reading!

      marcos

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      1. Thanks for the response Marcos! Looking forward to hearing from different perspectives. Seems like you all are coming from a pretty unique point of view.

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