Heidelblog Contributors

Mike Abendroth

Mike Abendroth (MDiv, DMin) is Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church (West Boyleston, MA), where he has served since 1997. He is host of No Compromise Radio and author of Jesus Christ: The Prince of Preachers (2007), The Sovereignty and Supremacy of King Jesus (2011), Things that Go Bump in the Church (2014), Discovering Romans (2014), Sexual Fidelity (2015), and Evangelical White Lies (2016). He is editor of Gospel Assurance: A 31 Day Guide to Assurance. He is married with with four children. When not enjoying his family he is often found on a bicycle. Read Mike’s articles»

 Jacob Aitken

Jacob teaches junior high English in Monroe, LA. He is an elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He studied at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS and earned his MA. at Louisiana College. Read Jacob’s articles»

S. M. Baugh

Steve is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California, where he taught Greek and New Testament from 1983–2021. He is author of two grammars of New Testament Greek, a contributor to the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, the commentary on Ephesians in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series, The Majesty of High (on the Kingdom of God), and numerous articles. He is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Read Steve’s articles»

 Fikret Böcek

The Rev. Fikret Böcek was converted to Christianity in 1987. He is a graduate (1998) of Westminster Seminary in California returned to his country in 2001 to plant a confessional Reformed church in Izmir, the ancient Smyrna, the persecuted city of Revelation 2:8–11, where bishop Polycarp famously died for his faith. Read Fikret’s articles»

Jared Beaird

Rev. Jared W. Beaird is the pastor of Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Missoula, MT. He was baptized in the Southern Baptist church, served in the US Marine Corps, and attended Moody Bible Institute where he learned, wrestled with, and succumbed to the doctrines of grace. He earned his MDiv from Westminster Seminary California. He is married to Liz, and together with their three children they enjoy the delights of the Pacific Northwest. Read Jared’s articles»

Ryan Biese

Ryan Biese is married to Ann, and they have three children: Dabney, Thornwell, and Charlotte. He is pastor of First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and hosts The Westminster Standard Podcast. He is a graduate of Grove City College and Reformed Theological Seminary. Read Ryan’s articles»

 Bill Boekestein

Rev. William Boekestein is pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church (URCNA) in Kalamazoo, MI. He is co-author of Why Christ Came and author of many more books, including Stubborn Prophet, Faithful God, and The Glory of Grace. Read Bill’s articles»

Dan Borvan

Dan was educated at Westminster Seminary California and Oxford University. He wrote an MA thesis on Faustus Socinus (2011) and a DPhil. thesis (2019) on Pierre Du Moulin, “Fighting For The Faith: Pierre Du Moulin’s Polemical Quest.” Dan is chairman of the Heidelberg Reformation Association board of directors and pastor of Grace URC in Torrance, CA. Read Dan’s articles»

Ryan Broadhurst

Ryan is Assistant Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church (PCA), Cincinnati, OH. He was educated at The Southern Baptist Seminary (Louisville). He is married and blessed with four children. Read Ryan’s articles»

 Mike Brown

Mike Brown is pastor of Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia, Milan, Italy. Prior to serving in Italy he was pastor of Christ Reformed Church, Santee, CA. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and author of Christ and the Condition: The Covenant Theology of Samuel Petto (1624–1711) (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012) and co-author (with Zach Keele) of Sacred Bond : Covenant Theology Explored (Grandville, MI: Reformation Fellowship, 2017). Read Mike’s articles»

Casey Carmichael

Casey Carmichael holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Geneva. He is the author of A Continental View: Johannes Cocceius’s Federal Theology of the Sabbath (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019). He is also the coeditor of the Classic Reformed Theology series, published by Reformation Heritage Books. He has translated various works from the Reformed tradition, including J. H. Heidegger’s Concise Marrow of Christian Theology and John Calvin’s Necessity of Reforming the Church. Read Casey’s articles»

 Atlas Chang

Atlas is a graduate student in an elite university. Read Atlas’ articles»

Hohn Cho

Hohn Cho has been an attorney practicing in Southern California for 28 years, with an emphasis on corporate law. He was radically converted in 2004 while working as a lawyer in the entertainment industry, and has ministered to Christians in contexts including singles, college and career, married couples, and church plants and revitalizations. He has a passion for issues such as the protection of women and children, biblical (as distinct from “social”) justice, Christian liberty and legalism, and matters of conscience. He was an elder at a large church for approximately seven-and-a-half years. Currently, he is a congregant at Christ Bible Church, pastored by Patrick Carmichael. He married his wonderful wife, Heather, in 2012, and they have four delightful children. Read Hohn’s articles»

 Josh Christoffels

Rev. Josh Christoffels is an alumnus of Westminster Seminary California (2014). He has taught English to university students in China, served as a pastor in Chandler, MN, and currently serves as the pastor of the Hammond Christian Reformed Church in Hammond, IN. Read Josh’s articles»

R. Scott Clark

Scott was educated at the University of Nebraska, Westminster Seminary California, and the University of Oxford. He is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007. Read Scott’s articles»

 Antonio Coppola

Rev. Antonio Coppola (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) is the pastor of Covenant Waterfall Presbyterian Church in Durban, South Africa. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian and Reformed Church of South Africa. He is also the manager of the Mukhanyo Durban Advanced Learning Centre. Read Antonio’s articles»

Job Dalomba

Job (BA, University of Mississippi; MDiv, Mid-America Baptist Seminary) is pastor of Christ Covenant PCA in Woodstock, GA. Read Job’s articles»

 Tyler Dowd

Tyler is originally from the greater Seattle area. While attending Azusa Pacific University (BM Music & Worship, 2019), his passion for theology and the Scriptures grew. Eventually, the Lord led him to pursue further education at Westminster Seminary California. He is currently pursuing an MDiv and MA in Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. Read Tyler’s articles here»

Wright Draper

Wright currently serves as an intern at Escondido United Reformed Church in Escondido, California and is an MDiv student at Westminster Seminary California. Read Wright’s articles here»

 William Edison

William earned BA at The Ohio State University. He currently at student at Reformed Theological Seminary and lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife, Sarah. Read William’s articles»

 J. David Edling

J. David Edling teaches 11th grade U.S. History and Bible at Bradshaw Christian School in Sacramento California. He received his BA in History from Covenant College (2020) and MA in Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California (2022).  His research focuses on the New England Tradition and nineteenth-century Protestant Liberalism. Read J. David’s articles»

 Keith Evans

Keith Evans (BA, Grove City College; MDiv RPTS) is a certified biblical counselor and Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC); and is completing his PhD in Biblical Counseling through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is Academic Dean at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. Read Keith’s articles»

 Alex Eppstein

Alex Eppstein is the pastor of Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Sparta, Illinois. He is married, with three young children. Outside of ministry and family, he enjoys following the Buffalo Bills and the stock market. Read Alex’s articles»

 Jim Faucett

Jim is the US director of Shadow Servants, a ministry that seeks to assist African pastors in their understanding and discipleship in the Reformed faith and in the planting and growing of Reformed churches. He was converted in 1972 after serving in the US Navy. His theological and ecclesiastical journey took a few decades but he in 2018, he was ordained a teaching elder in Emmaus Church, Nashibenyo, Kenya. Read Jim’s articles»

Paul Fine

Paul Fine earned his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently at Westminster Seminary California where he is studying for his MA in Historical Theology. Before coming to WSC, Paul spent 5 years in the Marine Corps and another 5 as a Technical Operations Advisor overseas. He has a wonderful wife and two crazy kids. Read Paul’s articles»

Alan Giles

Alan Giles is pastor of Monadnock Congregational Church in Peterborough, NH. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California and of the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a master’s degree in business, engineering management from Old Dominion University. He has served as an officer on a Navy submarine, a business owner, in missions and training foreign pastors, and as a church planter and pastor in California. Read Alan’s articles»

Keith Giles

Keith was raised in England in the Open Brethren churches. He has been an elder and minister and served Castlereagh Baptist Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland for fifteen years. He earned an MA in Theology from the University of Wales and an MProf. Studies from the University of Chester, both in conjunction with the Irish Baptist College. In recent years, however, he became Reformed in conviction and in 2021 he accepted a call to Covenant Reformed Church, Grande Prairie, AB (URCNA). Read Keith’s articles»

Robert Godfrey

Reverend Robert M. Godfrey is a pastor serving Zeltenreich Reformed Church (URCNA) in New Holland, PA since April of 2016. He received a Master of Divinity in 2007 from Westminster Seminary California and a Doctor of Ministry from Ligonier Academy in 2017. Robert met his wife Catherine in California where they were married in 2008, and they have been blessed with three little girls. Read Robert’s articles»

William Godfrey

Rev. William C. Godfrey has been a pastor in the United Reformed Churches for over eleven years. He graduated from Westminster Seminary California in 2010 and was called to be the primary preaching pastor of Grace URC in Torrance, CA in 2011. Since May of 2019, he has been serving as the senior pastor of Christ URC in Santee, CA. He has also served as a visiting lecturer in practical theology at Westminster Seminary California. Prior to entering the ministry, he worked as an attorney in southern California. Read William’s articles»

 W. Robert Godfrey

W. Robert Godfrey (PhD, Stanford) is President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Church History at Westminster Seminary California, where he served as president from 1993–17. He began teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1974. He is a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America, a Ligonier Ministries Teaching Fellow, and has spoken at many conferences including those sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries. He is currently serving as chairman of the Board of Ligonier Ministries. He is author of, among other titles, Saving the Reformation, Learning to Love the Psalms, and John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor. In 2010, a festschrift was published in Dr. Godfrey’s honor entitled Always Reformed. Read Bob’s articles»

Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon was ordained to the Ministry of the Word in October 2004. He is a native of Central California, and prior to answering God’s call into the ministry, he was a high school Bible teacher in the central Californian valley. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California. He previously served the Lynden United Reformed Church from 2004 to July 2012, and is presently Preaching Pastor at the Escondido United Reformed Church and is the radio host and teacher on Abounding Grace Radio. Read Chris’ articles»

 T. David Gordon

Dr. T. David Gordon is a teaching elder in The Presbytery of the Ascension. Before retirement, he taught at Gordon-Conwell Seminary (1984–98) and Grove City College (1999–2021). Read T. David’s articles»

 Luke Gossett

Rev. Luke Gossett (MA Westminster Seminary California, MA and PhD Candidate, Catholic University of America) is Associate Pastor at Christ Reformed Church (URCNA) in Washington, DC, where he has been a member since 2017. The Council of Christ Reformed DC has begun the process of sending Luke back to his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, to plant a church in the URCNA. He dissertation focuses on the linguistic functions of the Hebrew word for “now.” Luke has been married to his wife, Jennifer, since 2014, and they have two wonderful children. Read Luke’s articles»

Kyle Grow

Kyle (B.S., Pennsylvania State University; MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) grew up in Pennsylvania. He is now is serving with Reformed University Fellowship at San Jose State University. He is married to Laura and together they have one child. Read Kyle’s articles»

David Hall

David is married to Ann, and they are parents of three grown children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA) since 2003. Previously, he served as Pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1984–2003) and as Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Rome, Georgia (1980–1984). He was ordained to pastoral ministry in 1980. He was educated at Covenant Theological Seminary and is the editor and author of several volumes. Read David’s articles»

Darryl Hart

Just in: D. G. Hart teaches history at Hillsdale College.  He is has written biographies of J. Gresham Machen, John Williamson Nevin, H. L. Mencken, and Benjamin Franklin. He is an elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and lives in Michigan with his wife, Ann. Read Darryl’s articles»

Sebastian Heck

The Rev Mr Sebastian (MDiv, PhD cand. Westminster Theological Seminary) is pastor and founder of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Heidelberg. Read Sebastian’s articles»

 Alex Hewitson

Alex Hewitson (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) is the Ministerial Intern at Covenant Waterfall Presbyterian Church in South Africa, and a lecturer of Biblical languages at Mukhanyo Theological College. Before seminary, he had a career in business as a Chartered Accountant (SA). He enjoys refereeing on the Squash World Tour, and owns a coffee shop. Read Alex’s articles»

Tricia Howerzyl

Tricia was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated in 2007 with a BA in History from San Diego Christian College and an MA in Historical Theology from Westminster Seminary California in 2011. She is married and has three children. They attend Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Read Tricia’s articles»

Brad Isbell

Brad is a ruling elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN, board member of More In The PCA, co-host of the Presbycast podcast, editorial member of Presbyterian Polity, and treasurer of the Heidelberg Reformation Association. Read Brad’s articles»

Neil Jackson

Neil is senior pastor at Andover Baptist Church in Linthicum, MD, after serving as the assistant pastor since 2010. A native of Indiana, he was educated at Union University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Rubie, and they have three young children. In his spare time, Neil enjoys reading about history, working outside, and hiking with his family. Read Neil’s articles»

Hywel Jones

Hywel Jones (PhD) was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1963 and ministered in several pastorates in Wales and England over 25 years. During those years, he was a member of the executive committee of the British Evangelical Council of Churches, editor of its theological journal and chairman of its study conference. In addition he was succeeded Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones as co-chairman of the Westminster Fellowship of Ministers. He became the first principal of The London Theological Seminary  in 1985. In 1995, he was Scholar in Residence at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He became Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California in 2000. Upon his retirement, he board made him Emeritus Professor of Practical Theology. For four years he served as editorial director of the Banner of Truth. He has written commentaries on Exodus, Philippians, Hebrews, and Job. He has also authored numerous books and articles. His most recent book is Transfiguration and Transformation (2021). Read Hywel’s articles»

 Jeffrey Karel

Jeffrey Karel and his wife, Emily, are natives of Grand Rapids, MI, but they now live in Missoula, MT where he is the associate pastor of congregational life at Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA). He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California and a gopher hunting enthusiast. Read Jeffrey’s articles»

 Donald Keddie

Donald Keddie (BA, Grove City College; MA, St. John’s College, Annapolis; MAT, Duke University) teaches at Kookmin University in Seoul. He grew up in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland and North America, but has made South Korea his home for the past two decades. He is a PhD candidate (University of Dallas, IPS Politics), writing a commentary on a portion of Plutarch’s Lives. Read Donald’s articles»

Adam Kaloostian

Adam (BA, Biola University; MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) was ordained to the ministry of Word and sacrament in the United Reformed Churches in 2001. He served as the preaching pastor of Ontario Reformed Church from 2004–21. He is presently pastor of Ventura Reformed (URNCA). He is married to Lena and they have one child. Read Adam’s articles»

 Zach Keele

Rev. Zachary Keele grew up on a ranch in a small town named Crawford, Colorado. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and received his MDiv from Westminster Seminary California. He has served as the pastor of Escondido OPC since 2006. Read Zach’s articles»

 Brian Lee

Brian (BA, Stanford; MA, Westminster Seminary California; PhD, Calvin Theological Seminary) is the founding pastor of Christ Reformed DC. Prior to being called to plant CRDC, Brian worked on Capitol Hill in various capacities, and previously worked as an editor and writer for Modern Reformation and the White Horse Inn. He has authored numerous popular articles and has published scholarly works on the biblical interpretation of the Reformation including, Johannes Cocceius and the Exegetical Roots of Federal Theology (Göttingen: V&R, 2009). He has taught at Reformed Theological Seminary, Calvin College, and Calvin Seminary. He lives with his wife and daughter in Alexandria, Virginia.

 Inwoo Lee

Inwoo Lee (BA, UCSD; MA, Westminster Seminary California) is author of “Righteous Before God: William Perkins’ Doctrine of Justification in Elizabethan England” (MA Thesis, Westminster Seminary California, 2020). He lives in the Greater Seoul area, in South Korea with his wife Holly. Read Inwoo’s articles»

Shane Lems

Shane Lems graduated from Westminster Seminary California in 2007. He has been a church planter and pastor in the United Reformed Churches in North America and since 2013 he has been serving as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Hammond, WI. He is married and has four children. Shane has written numerous articles for Modern Reformation, New Horizons, and other publications. He is also the author of Doctrines of Grace: Student Edition and manages a The Reformed Reader, a book blog. Read Shane’s articles»

C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

Lewis was born in Belfast, educated prep schools in England, Belfast, and earned his undergraduate degree at Oxford. He was a military veteran of World War I and, in 1925, appointed tutor in Magdalen College, Oxford. He was converted to Christianity in 1931 and became a prominent literary critic, scholar of Norse mythology, Medieval and Sixteenth-Century English, and a leading apologist for Christianity. His academic work is still appreciated by scholars and his popular fiction (e.g., The Chronicles of Narnia are beloved by millions. Read Lewis’ articles»

 William Lind

Rev. Will Lind is the Assistant Minister of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, Scotland. He is married to Marianne and they have two young sons. Will’s previous experience includes work as a teacher and with UCCF. He loves sport, music, and is fascinated by the history of American Presidents. Read Will’s articles»

Scott McDermand II

Scott is pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Bad Axe, Michigan. He graduated from San Diego State University (BA, History) and earned masters degrees at Westminster Seminary California (MA, Historical Theology, MDiv). He has a passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God, Biblical theology, Church History, and enjoying fellowship with the people of First Presbyterian Church. In his free time, he enjoys baseball, reading, classical music, eating whatever his wife cooks for him, and walking their two dogs. Read Scott’s articles»

 Nathanael Milne

Nathanael Milne (BA, Thomas Edison State University, MA, Historical Theology Westminster Seminary California) wrote his MA thesis on patristic covenant theology. He lives and works with his family in Grand Rapids. Read Nathaniel’s articles»

Jack Miller

Jack has been married to Barbara, his partner in the faith, since 1973. They have three daughters and sons-in-law who have blessed them with eleven grandchildren. A Ruling Elder formerly at El Camino OPC , he currently resides as a member of Christ Church Plano (ACNA). Jack has been writing on Reformation and Reformed topics at The World’s Ruined blog since 2010. He is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara (1974) and holds a Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary (1983). Read Jack’s articles»

 Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris lives with her husband, her three children, and her pathetic excuse for a dog. She is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Read Sarah’s articles»

 Sean Morris

Sean was educated at Grove City College, Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS), and the University of Glasgow (Scotland). He is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, and serves as a minister at the Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN. He also serves as the Academic Dean of the Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sean lives in Oak Ridge with his wife, Sarah, along with their children and useless beagle. Read Sean’s articles»

 Fedor Minakov

Fedor Minakov (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California; ThM Cand. Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Old Testament at the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine in Kyiv. Read Fedor’s Articles»

Patrick J. O’Banion

Patrick was educated at Westminster Seminary California (MA, Historical Theology) and St Louis University (PhD). He was professor of History at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) 2009–19. He has also published three books on early Modern Spain and numerous articles in academic journals. He is the translator of Girolamo Zanchi, The Spiritual Marriage between Christ and His Church and Every One of the Faithful. Patrick was ordained as a ruling elder in the PCA in 2008 and he is now licensed to preach by the Siouxlands Presbytery, PCA. Read Patrick’s articles»

Jon Payne

Jon is the organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian, in Mt Pleasant, SC, where he has served as Senior Minister since 2013. He previously served for 10 years as the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, Georgia, near Atlanta (2003–13). He was educated at Reformed Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh, New College. He also serves as Executive Director of the Gospel Reformation Network. He is author and editor of several books. Read Jon’s articles»

Harrison Perkins

Harrison Perkins (PhD, Queen’s University Belfast; MDiv, Westminster Seminary California) is pastor of Oakland Hills Community Church (OPC), a visiting lecturer in systematic theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Online Faculty in church history for Westminster Theological Seminary, and the author of Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2020).  Read Harrison’s articles».

Sarah Perkins

Sarah Perkins (MSc Business and Management, University of Essex; BA Art, University of Montevallo) is a pastor’s wife, married to Harrison, and artist based out of Michigan. She recently changed from full-time work in education management to being a full-time mom to their son Scott. She is the artist behind Illustrated Theology, also doing all the art for The New Geneva, and enjoys reading, travelling, and remembering and reciting useless trivia. Read Sarah’s articles.

Tony Phelps

Tony grew up in Rhode Island. He was educated at BA (University of Rhode Island) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked in the insurance industry for ten years. He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years. In 2015–18 he pastored Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Colorado Springs. He is currently pastor of Living Hope (OPC) in Allentown, PA. Tony is married to Donna and together they have three children. Read Tony’s articles» 

 Jeremiah Pitts

Jeremiah is the Vice Chancellor of African Bible University in Uganda having previously served at Albany State University and Darton State College where he earned tenure and worked as a professor and administrator for thirteen years.  He is a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America and an alumnus of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, where he received his Master of Theological Studies in 2004, in addition to his degrees from Bob Jones University and the University of South Carolina.  Read Jeremiah’s articles»

Joseph Pollard

Joseph came to Christ through God’s ordinary means of grace as a covenant child in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, CA; he now lives in Phoenix, AZ with his beloved wife and sons. He enjoys fostering fellowship over food, games, songs, and stories. Read Joseph’s articles here»

Austin Reifel

Austin grew up in Bakersfield, California. After graduating college with a business degree and a passion to teach God’s Word, the Lord led Austin to pursue a seminary education at Westminster Seminary California. In seminary, the Reifel family was introduced to the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA) where they were warmly welcomed and further prepared for ministry. He and his family—wife Sharon and three daughters—now live in Indianapolis, IN where Austin serves as pastor at Indy Reformed Church, a mission work of the URC. Read Austin’s articles» 

 Judith Riddell

Judith lives in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. She has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (Westminster Seminary California) and a PhD in Education (Queen’s University, Belfast) focusing on teenage literacy and digital technologies. She loves teaching, writing, and reading books in comfy chairs. Read all Judith’s articles»

Kim Riddlebarger

Kim is a graduate of Simon Greenleaf School of Law (MA), Westminster Seminary California (MA, MDiv), and Fuller Theological Seminary (PhD). From 1995–2020 he was senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church (URCNA) in Anaheim. He was a long-time co-host of the White Horse Inn radio show and is currently Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary California. Kim is a frequent contributor to Tabletalk and Modern Reformation. He has written two books on the end times: A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times, and The Man of Sin: Uncovering The Truth About the Antichrist. Follow his work at The Riddleblog. Read Kim’s articles» 

 Shane Rosenthal

Shane is the host of The Humble Skeptic podcast which he launched this past September. He was one of the original creators of White Horse Inn, which he went on to produce for close to thirty years, and which he also hosted from 2019–22. Shane has written numerous essays and articles for Modern Reformation, Core Christianity, Tabletalk, and other publications. He received an MA in Historical Theology from Westminster Seminary California, and currently serves as the director of the Friday Night Forum, in St. Charles, Missouri. For more information about The Humble Skeptic podcast, head to Shane’s Substack page. Read Shane’s articles»

 David Setyon

David Setyon was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He currently lives in Chesapeake, VA with the family that the Lord has graciously blessed him with, serves in the Navy, and is part of the core planting group of Christ URC Norfolk. Read David’s articles»


 Christopher Smith

Christopher is originally from Bellevue, Nebraska. A graduate of Westminster Seminary California (MDiv 2019; MAHT 2020), he is associate pastor of Phoenix URC in the United Reformed Churches of North America. He is currently pursuing a ThM in systematic theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Read Christopher’s articles»

Stephen Spinnenweber

Stephen is pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA). He was born and raised in Pasadena, MD and was educated at the University of Maryland and and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Together with a local campus minister, he cohosts The Shorter Podcast, a podcast on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Stephen and his wife Sarah have been married since 2013. They are proud parents to Reid, Ruthie, and Wesley. Read Stephen’s articles»

Charles Stover

Charles Stover serves as Pastor of Redeeming Grace Fellowship (PCA) in Owensville, Missouri. He earned his MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2021, and his BA in Christian Education from Williams Baptist University in 2012. Before being ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America, Charles served as a youth pastor in the Southern Baptist Convention. Read Charles’ articles»

 Wendell Talley

Wendell Talley serves as a Commissioner for the Office on the Status of African Americans. He is married with three daughters. When not writing at the Heidelblog you can find his work on The Talley Sheet. Read  Wendell’s articles»

 Foppe Ten Hoor (1855–1934)

Foppe Ten Hoor was a minister in the Christian Reformed Church and professor of Systematic Theology at what became Calvin Theological Seminary from 1900–24. He was born in Friesland, the Netherlands and educated at the Theological School of Kampen. He began and conducted his ministry in the Netherlands until he was called to Oakdale Park CRC in Grand Rapids, which he served from 1896–1900, when he took the chair of systematic theology at the theological school of the CRC. Read all of Foppe’s articles»

 Mary Van Weelden

Mary Van Weelden is a journalist, writer, and junior high teacher. She is working on a dual MA in biblical and theological studies at Westminster Seminary California. Mary and her husband live in Escondido, California, and attend Christ Presbyterian Church. You can find her on Twitter. Read Mary’s articles»

 Charles Vaughn

Charles lives in San Diego county with his wife and four covenant children. He has a BA in Biblical & Theological Studies from Regent University and an MA in both Biblical and Theological Studies from Westminster Seminary California. Charles works as a Junior High history teacher at a Christian school in Escondido, CA. Read Charles’ articles»

 Chad Vegas

Chad is the founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church. After completing his MA in Theology at Talbot, and being the high school pastor at RiverLakes Community Church, Chad was called to plant a church in Bakersfield. He is also the founding board chairman of Radius International, an organization that trains people to plant churches among unreached language groups. His passion is to know Christ and to make him known. He has been married to Teresa since 1994, and they have 2 children and one daughter-in-law. Read Chad’s articles»

 Adonis Vidu

Adonis Vidu is a Romanian theologian specializing in trinitarian theology. He is the Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 2008. Read Adonis’ articles»

Amy Warren

Amy Warren (MA, Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California) is a member at Redemption Presbyterian Church in San Marcos, CA. Her MA thesis is titled “A Little Wiser Than The Monkey: Blake, Swedenborg, and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell as Satire.” She will soon begin working at Doxa Church in Rocklin, CA as a communications coordinator. Read Amy’s articles»

 Joshua Waulk

Joshua Waulk is the founder and executive director at Baylight Counseling, Inc. in Clearwater, Fl. He is married to Christy, and has four children, three of whom are adopted. Josh earned his MA in Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is completing his final project toward the Doctor of Ministry, also in biblical counseling at SEBTS. His project focuses on attachment issues in Christian adoptive parenting. Read Josh’s articles»

Collin Welch

Collin is pastor of Madison Reformed Church. He was born and raised in Madison, IN. He and his lovely wife, Nicole, have two kids—Calvin and Ingrid. After graduating from MCHS (‘08), Collin thought the Lord was leading him into filmmaking but instead, doors have opened again and again into pastoral ministry. During a time of searching, he discovered the riches of the historic Protestant and Reformed Christian faith and attended Westminster Seminary California, graduating MDiv in May 2020. He loves his family and his hometown, and he’s looking forward to ministering God’s Word in the Ohio River Valley. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8). Read Collin’s articles»

Tom Wenger II (1973–2023)

Tom graduated in 2003 from Westminster Seminary California with an MA in Historical Theology. He pastored in Washington D.C., Annapolis, and at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Crofton, MD. He is author of the essay “The New Perspective On Calvin: Responding To Recent Calvin Interpretations” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50 (2007): 311–28. Read Tom’s articles»

Nathan White

Nathan White lives in Decatur, Alabama with his wife, Rachael, and their daughter, Alice. He graduated from the Atlanta campus of Reformed Theological Seminary in December of 2020. He has been serving at Decatur Presbyterian (PCA) since January of 2017, first as the Pastoral Intern and since January of 2021, as the Assistant Pastor. Read Nathan’s articles»

Angela Whitehorn

Angela lives in the Chicago metro. She has been co-host of the Theology Gals and New Geneva podcasts. Read Angela’s articles»

Zac Wyse

Zac is from Stryker, Ohio and a graduate of Miami University (BS, Zoology). Though he grew up as a regular churchgoer, he was converted in college. After spending five years serving campus fellowships in Europe, he attended Westminster Seminary California (MDiv, 2013) and was ordained to the office of Minister in November of 2013 and is pastor of Westside Reformed Church, in Cincinnati. He is especially zealous to encourage further church planting in the Cincinnati Metro area and further afield. Read Zac’s articles»

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