But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:00

Well-Supplied With The Mercies of God

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My friend was sent an interesting animation on New Year’s. There was a clock and as the hour hand moved clockwise, it passed over words instead of numbers. For 2017, there were words like, “stress”, “disappointment”, “chaos”, and “hate” as...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 22:47

Trading in the Habit of Self-pity

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Pivotal moments often rush in like a storm, and as in any mystery or thriller, the moments feel tremendous. But sometimes they arrive just as tremendously through the steadiness of quiet repetition. Who knew that ending each day with thanks would be the pivot I needed? My last post on Reformed...

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In many ways, 2017 was the year of “the national conversation.”

#metoo and #churchtoo have brought to the fore the conversation about sexual harassment and sexual violence perpetrated by men in the halls of power and in the church.

Mass shootings have raised the gun control conversation...

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“It’s so hard to find good community.”

If you’re a millennial who’s searched for a new church or who knows other millennials searching for one, then the chances are you’ve heard this before. And probably more than once.

Community, relationship, connection,...

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Friday, 15 December 2017 23:55

5 Thoughts On Evangelicals And The Roy Moore Exit Poll

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This past week, a special election was held for the Senate seat vacated by former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions who was tapped by Trump to be the Attorney General. The winner of the GOP primary was Roy Moore, a controversial candidate handpicked and heavily supported by Alt-Right strategist Steve...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 21:54

Do Not Shrink Back – A Devotional Sample

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Since the beginning of Advent, Reformed Margins has offered a free devotional resource. You can find it at the top of the home page and by clicking this link.

Below is an excerpt from that devotional. It was posted for the Second Monday in Advent. A new devotional will...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 22:05

Two Prayers For When Advent Is Hard

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One of the most difficult things to navigate Christmas season is expectations. Parents need to find out how to get presents their children would like within their budgets and sensibilities, spouses need to decide when and how to spend time with each side of the family, churches need to work through...

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Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of sexual assault and rape.

An Introductory Note

Today I will examine the Fall of Humankind and one of its characteristics: the subjugation of women to men. It is important that no one read this article and respond...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:00

RM Interview: Brian J. Wright

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Today, Reformed Margins is pleased to present an interview with professor and author Brian J. Wright.

Brian J. Wright, PhD, is adjunct professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Palm Beach Atlantic University (Orlando Campus). You can follow him on Facebook or Academia.

His latest...

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Earlier this month, Joe Kim wrote an article about Creation that was supposed to launch a series on the Christian Worldview and Redemptive History (Creation, Fall, Redemption, Consummation). My plan was to follow up Joe’s article with an exploration...

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I am now almost two and a half years into my PhD program at the University of Edinburgh. Though I feel way out of my depth pretty much 99.9% of the time, it’s been a joy and privilege to engage with some fascinating thinkers (even when I can only understand about 10% of the things they are...

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Today Reformed Margins is happy to feature this guest post by Larry Lin.

Larry was born and raised in San Jose, California, and he has a civil engineering degree from Cornell University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After briefly working in college...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:45

Creation and Culture Making

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RM will be doing a series on what is commonly referred to as the Reformational Worldview1.

This worldview consists of 4 aspects: Creation, Fall, Redemption and Consummation.

I have the privilege of kicking off the series with a post on the first aspect, Creation.

What is a Worldview?

A Worldview...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 22:28

A Biblical Reflection on a Massacre

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I’ve been trying to find words but I don’t really know what to say. A part of me has felt frozen since I first saw the reports coming out of Sutherland Springs, Texas. I don’t know how to respond to a massacre like this.

So rather than stumble...

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 22:30

Sola Gratia and Saying, “Grace”

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these Reformed principles. For sola scriptura...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:18

Sola Fide: Faith and Faithfulness

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these Reformed principles. For sola scriptura...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 23:32

I Will Teach Her “Solus Christus”

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 23:00

Sola Scriptura (in Chinese American Perspective)

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In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Reformed Margins will be reflecting on the five solas this October. The five solas are regarded by many as the five pillars of the Reformation, and we at Reformed Margins are proud to uphold these Reformed principles. For sola scriptura...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 23:39

The Church is the People of God

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“But maybe community doesn’t have to look the way I think it does…” said my friend, almost as a side remark. She had recently left a vibrant local church to serve in the church where she grew up and it was hard.  The church she’d left was a thriving,...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 02:31

Where We’ve Been: A Two-Year Retrospective

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Earlier this month, Reformed Margins passed a milestone.

Our site had a birthday! We are now two years old.

A lot has happened at RM over the last couple of years.

We’ve made some people mad.

We’ve encouraged others.

Some of our contributors have celebrated...

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Many Latinos feel under attack by the United States.

In June, the Trump Administration rescinded DAPA, a protection which ensured that families with citizen children and undocumented parents would not be broken apart.

Then, last month, President Trump pardoned...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 17:12

A Ministry on the Margins: Sunny’s Story

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Reformed Margins exists, not only to highlight the thoughts and perspectives of those on the cultural margins of the Reformed community, but also to recognize faithful ministries that receive lesser attention. We want to facilitate the widespread sharing of viewpoints and...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:25

Meet Gustavo Gutierrez

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If you were to search online for the most important Latin American theologians, Gustavo Gutierrez would be at the top of the list. A Catholic priest and part-time theologian, Gustavo’s insights challenge Catholic doctrine, spark vigorous debate regarding the nature of the Church, and ask...

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I have often felt like a stranger in my own skin.

Nearly two years ago, I explained that I was raised in white culture and identified primarily with my Welsh heritage and American nationality. I am also light-skinned to the point that many consider me white, often...

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