Reformed Family Reunion
Reformed Family Reunion

Written By Dan Borvan Ephesians 4:4-6 (ESV), “There is one body and one Spirit . . . one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”  My wife and I recently visited Chiesa Evangelica Riformata Filadelfia while on vacation in Italy. We planned our trip […]

How Filadelfia Changed Me

Written By Yi Wang, a Personal Testimony of God’s Ordinary Grace.   26, September 2012, Wednesday: “Dear pastor, I am a Chinese Christian studying in Milan. I am looking for a reformed church for a long long time. Thank God that today I finally got the website of your church and the contact of you. […]

A Letter on Infant Baptism: How My Mind Has Changed
A Letter on Infant Baptism: How My Mind Has Changed

  Written By Dennis E. Johnson, Ph.D. Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California Here at last is my long-overdue letter to explain why I believe it’s consistent with the Bible to baptize the infants and children of believers.  I want to let you know what biblical evidence changed my mind from holding a “believers’ baptism” position […]

The Divine Irony: Reflections of an Ulsterman in Milan
The Divine Irony: Reflections of an Ulsterman in Milan

Written by Mark Patterson Speaking in tongues to edify the church. Have no fear, Via della Polveriera 56/58 Novate Milanese, Milan hasn’t been transformed into 312 Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles. Neo-Pentecostalism hasn’t arrived at La Chiesa Evangelica Riformata ‘Filadelfia’ (CERF), but the church is now hearing on a monthly basis a “new” tongue, […]

The Marks of the Church
The Marks of the Church

Written By W. Robert Godfrey If you move to a new town, you have to find a new church. The search for a new church can be difficult and frustrating. If you pick up the Yellow Pages and look under “Church,” you are likely to confront a bewildering array of possibilities. Perhaps you already have some […]

Local Church, Local Restaurant
Local Church, Local Restaurant

Written by Rev. Michael Brown             That God takes a deep interest in food should come as no surprise. He created humans with the need for food. The first and last chapters of Scripture make references to food. The fall of Adam involved food. Israel’s ceremonial law was largely centered on food. The Psalms frequently praise […]

Room for “Reverence and Awe”?
Room for “Reverence and Awe”?

Written by Michael Spotts A non-Christian reporter visited a bunch of worship services in Vermont recently. Alongside pagan, muslim, and Unitarian services, he attended an evangelical church. Since I am a former charismatic who considers evangelicals my brothers, I was curious to know what he would make of it. [1] The reporter described the service […]

A Visitor’s Letter to Pastor Ferrari
A Visitor's Letter to Pastor Ferrari

11/8/13 Hi Pastor Andrea,   My visit to Milano and to Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia went beyond my highest expectations. As a firm believer in the non-existence of pentecostal buzz or any other kind of religious experiences artificially stimulated by clever manipulations, I came to Milan to taste the simple, but profound attractions found in the ordinary means of grace found in the church, preaching, prayer , communion of the […]

The Divine Irony: Reflections of an Ulsterman in Milan
The Divine Irony: Reflections of an Ulsterman in Milan

Crushed Olives. No, not an ingredient for a particular type of Italian focaccia, but the best way to express my feelings after preaching in Italian. True, we should never come to conclusions based on feelings alone, as they tend to cloud our vision.  However, feelings are a necessary part of our humanity, so I thought […]

Peter Martyr Vermigli: International Reformer
Peter Martyr Vermigli: International Reformer

Written by W. Robert Godfrey, President at Westminster Seminary California |   March 1, 1999 1999 for many seems to be only the year before the new millennium. But by God’s grace 1999 is a year in which we are called to live, serve and remember the Lord and His work. One great servant of Christ whom we ought […]