A New Translation of the Heidelberg?

Awesomely Author Gary Neal Hansen, a Presbyterian  but we will not hold that against him, writes,

Really, I long for the steps toward spiritual health that individuals, churches, presbyteries and the denomination might take by spending time studying this text that we claim as one of our denomination’s theological standards. If we think and talk about Heidelberg’s genuine theological issues, our conflicted church might develop a common language for our faith and nurture some shared assumptions — the language and assumptions of Reformed theology. Ours is a theological tradition, and we will be moving, at least in baby steps, down the road to health when we nurture a theologically driven faith. When all we have in common is polity, no matter how smooth our procedures we are empty on the inside. (here)

As a reminder, the Heidelberg Confession is found within the United Methodist tradition as well, from the German Methodists


Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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