Imagine if our 17th-century Reformed and evangelical forefathers, who have taught us so much about the Bible’s teaching and the Christian life, could be transported to a 21st-century British evangelical church. What would they think? What would surprise them about our faith and practice? Would they be delighted or dismayed?
How much have we remained true to our Reformed heritage? Have we grown in maturity, or drifted from our theological moorings? Do we need to recover The Faith of our Fathers?
The Revd Dr Robert Letham teaches systematic theology at Wales Evangelical School of Theology. He previously served as Senior Minister of Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and has also taught at London School of Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington DC / Baltimore).
He has authored numerous books, including The Work of Christ (IVP Academic, 1993); The Holy Trinity (Presbyterian and Reformed, 2004); The Westminster Assembly: Reading Its Theology in Historical Context (Presbyterian and Reformed, 2009); and Union with Christ (Presbyterian and Reformed, 2011).
Robert and his wife Joan have three children and three grandchildren, and his interests include cricket, music and walking.
Ian Hamilton was appointed as Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in 1999, after serving as Minister of Loudoun Church of Scotland, Ayrshire for almost 20 years. He has written numerous articles on Reformed theology, and is the author of The Erosion of Calvinist Orthodoxy (Christian Focus Publications, 2010).
Ian and his wife Joan have four children.