Lately, I have been reading a number of Medieval Catholics, some early church fathers that are prominent in Eastern Orthodoxy, and very little of people in my own tradition of Reformed Theology (strange since I go to a Reformed Seminary and all, right?). I have been greatly enriched by the time that I have spent in these authors. It has, however, made me reflect on “why am I a Protestant Reformed Presbyterian?”
Typically Theologians, Scholars, Pastors, and each of us are good at articulating our criticisms of other traditions and even the faults of our own tradition. Rarely, however, do we engage in positive affirmation of our theological tradition. So I would like to ask “Why are you Protestant?” By this I mean why are you Reformed, Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholic, Eastern Orthodoxy, or whatever tradition you belong to. What keeps you apart of that tradition?