The Reformed View Of The Lord’s Supper

How do Reformed Christians understand the Lord’s Supper? How is the Reformed understanding different from what Evangelicals and Lutherans believe? Do we believe in the true presence of Christ in the Supper? In this post, I will be drawing a great deal from the Reformed Confessions and John Calvin, as I seek to articulate the … More The Reformed View Of The Lord’s Supper

A Concise Case For Reformed Infant Baptism

Are you interested in attending a Presbyterian or Reformed church, but you just haven’t been able to be convinced of the validity of infant baptism? If so, this post is especially for you. The first thing to keep in mind in this: In Reformed theology, our belief in infant baptism doesn’t come from isolated Bible … More A Concise Case For Reformed Infant Baptism

What Is a Reformed Christian?

If you ask a Christian what a “Reformed” Christian is you’re bound to get a different answer with each person. I went to the definitive repository of all truth and asked, “Hey Siri, what’s a Reformed Christian?” She replied, “Calvinism.”  Angela and I also put this question out to our friends on “Reformed Twitter” and … More What Is a Reformed Christian?

Assurance of Salvation in Reformed Theology

During the darkest moments of our lives—when it feels we’re taking more delight in sin instead of Christ—where should we turn for the assurance of our salvation? All believers struggle with this at times.  Even John Calvin said he could not “imagine any certainty that is not tinged with doubt, or any assurance that is … More Assurance of Salvation in Reformed Theology

Are Nativity Scenes a Violation of the Second Commandment?

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to take walks through the “Candy Cane Lane” in our neighborhood. What a delight to feel the cool winter air, smell the wood fireplaces, and see all the colorful Christmas decorations and lights.   Several years ago, I began noticing more and more … More Are Nativity Scenes a Violation of the Second Commandment?

The Word Became Flesh: A Reflection at Christmas

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth ~ John 1:14 The Gospel of John is my favorite gospel—I was literally saved by reading it. I know this feeling isn’t exclusive to me. Many of you probably … More The Word Became Flesh: A Reflection at Christmas

Covenant Basics and the Covenant of Works

What Is A Covenant? When my family and friends ask me why I joined a Presbyterian church they’re always surprised when I don’t mention the Five Points of Calvinism. It may surprise you too, but here’s why: While I love the five points and view them as essential to being Reformed, they’re only a gateway! … More Covenant Basics and the Covenant of Works

The Lost Balloon: A Reflection on Sola Fide

“Why do you say that you are righteous by faith only? Not that I am acceptable to God on account of the worthiness of my faith, but because only the satisfaction, righteousness and holiness of Christ is my righteousness before God and I can receive the same and make it my own in no other … More The Lost Balloon: A Reflection on Sola Fide

Welcome to The New Geneva!

The idea for The New Geneva blog developed out of our shared interest in Reformed theology and our previous experience in podcasting.  Angela was a co-host on the Theology Gals podcast and Tony was a guest co-host on the Regular Reformed Guys podcast.  We went on to co-host The New Geneva Podcast for 4 seasons! Both of us are members of … More Welcome to The New Geneva!