I got to spend some time Michael Jinkins this week as I attended the fall meeting of the Committee on Theological Education. I must say, President Jinkins is simply the latest in a round of absolutely fantastic choices by Seminary boards. If you care about theological education in our seminaries you have a lot of reasons to be excited right now.
During some breaks in the meeting, Michael shared with me the work he is doing on a series of pieces about the "Reformed Movement." Being "Reformed," he says, is more of a posture and a task that makes us a part of a movement. It's a subtle, but powerful distinction from referring to the "Reformed Tradition." I look forward to more of what he has to say and write on the subject.
For now, we will have to be content with his address to the Louisville Seminary community at this year's opening convocation on one of the hallmarks of the Reformed Movement: the emphasis on a thinking faith. Clocking in at around 40 minutes, this is quite the little piece of oratorical heaven to tide us over.
Click the link below and scroll down to the end of the article. You can either read it or listen to it. Either way, you're going to be very happy!