The November 2014 issue of Tabletalk is devoted to an examination of the slogan semper reformanda: “reformed and always reforming.” This slogan first appeared in 1674 during the Dutch Second Reformation in a devotional written by Jodocus van Lodenstein. He said that “the church is reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God.” The slogan accurately represents what the earliest Reformers were doing even if they themselves did not use the slogan. Sadly, the slogan is often abused. If a person rejects or distorts the teaching of the creeds and confessions, he will often claim to be following the Reformed principle of semper reformanda even though he isn’t. This issue of Tabletalk will clarify exactly what the proper understanding of semper reformanda is.
Contributors include R.C. Sproul along with, W. Robert Godfrey, Carl Trueman, R. Scott Clark, David Hall, Liam Goligher, R.C. Sproul Jr., Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Gibson, Joe Holland, and Peter Jones.