The idea for The New Geneva blog developed out of our love for Reformed theology and our shared hobby of podcasting: Angela is a co-host on the Theology Gals podcast, and Tony is a former guest co-host on the Regular Reformed Guys podcast. Both of us are members of the Presbyterian Church in America. Angela has her MBA and BSBA in Finance and is currently a stay at home mom. Tony has his Bachelor’s degree in Theology, but is not seminary trained, nor does he currently hold any office in the church. We are just two everyday lay people who love talking and writing about theology.
Wait– “Isn’t the internet already full of blogs,” you say? Didn’t someone once write that, “if printed, the world itself could not contain all the blogs that have been written”? We believe there’s room for just one more, and here’s why: It’s our vision to assist in creating a bridge for ordinary men and women who are not seminary trained, or ordained, to learn about Reformed theology in a down to earth and understandable way. Simply stated, our goal is to help Reformed pilgrims “cross the bridge from Zurich to Geneva.”
Maybe you’ve just recently learned about the Doctrines of Grace, and you want more. Maybe you’re “Presbycurious” and are interested in trying a Presbyterian or Reformed church, and you’re not sure what to expect. Maybe you’re wondering why in the world we baptize the children of believers? Maybe you’re wondering why Presbyterians are so excited about a dry topic like ecclesiology (the study of the nature and structure of the Church)?—or maybe you’ve already discovered it’s not such a dry topic after all!
Since we intend to be a home for viewing theology through a Presbyterian and Reformed lens, you won’t find The New Geneva blog engaging in debates with competing theologies like Lutheranism or with 1689 Particular Baptists. We respect other confessional views, but our focus will be on historic Reformed theology. You also won’t find us attempting to be a highly scholastic authority on Reformed theology. We know there are already many excellent blogs out there that contain some high-octane theology!
We both remember reforming and being full of questions. And we both found that a wide variety of resources were helpful—blog posts, books, and most of all people. We hope The New Geneva blog will be a place to connect you with Reformed theology and thinkers in a way that helps answer questions and invites you into a greater understanding of our historic Reformed faith.