A response to Paul Fries

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Seth Dale-Kaper


In responding to Dr. Fries’ paper on the Belhar Confession, I must start by fully embracing Dr. Fries’ decision to “slightly modify the title.” “Why confess,” “why actively speak,” is a question that ensures that the conversation around the Belhar will not be about adding a document for the sake of accepting a gift from the church of South Africa, but rather about adding a confessional document because it is something we will do, something that we will let impact our life together.

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Belhar Confession; Reformed Church in America -- Creeds; Reformed Church in America -- Doctrines; Reformed Church -- Creeds; Reformed Church -- Doctrines; Creeds; Reformed Church -- South Africa