Updated: Jun 29, 2022
We are thrilled to see Westminster men producing a series of videos to rekindle Reformed theology in German-speaking Europe.
Zürich is a city saturated with Reformation history. As you stroll through the historic centre you'll see Zwingli's former church, Bullinger's residence, and Peter Vermigli's lecture halls.
Yet stop and ask a passer-by about the Reformation, and you'll get a very different picture. At best you'll be met by blank looks, at worst by scathing comments about a by-gone era. Even amongst Evangelical Christians there is a widespread scepticism about the legacy of the Reformation.
"We live in the heartland of the Reformation, yet people are completely unaware of their rich theological history."
Westminster men based in Zürich have set out to revive the flame of Reformed theology through a series of theological videos in German.
We caught up with MDiv student Simeon Krumpaszky, a Swiss national, to find out more about this project. "I'm involved as an intern in a church plant in Zürich where we regularly hear the same questions. Again and again, people want to know why we have a Confessional basis, what we mean by 'Reformed', or what's different about a Presbyterian church."
"I realised that there are a lot of superb English resources online that answer precisely these questions, but there are hardly any answers in German. We live in the heartland of the Reformation, yet people are completely unaware of their rich theological history."
"We want to put a face to Reformed theology. It's not something to be hidden away in a museum, but a life-changing knowledge of the Triune God."
Westminster alumnus Rev Florian Weicken leads the theological input and has been joined by MDiv student Peter Winch in the past, while Simeon records, edits, and promotes the videos online. With previous experience in videography, Simeon is ideally suited to this project. "We chose video because we want to put a face to Reformed theology. It's not something to be hidden away in a museum, but a life-changing knowledge of the Triune God."
"By providing clear and concise answers to key theological questions, we hope that Christians across German-speaking Europe will be prompted to rediscover the beauty of the Reformed faith."
We share the vision of these young men, and are thrilled to see the teaching they received at Westminster coming to life as they serve the Church in this way.