To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, sparked by Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses in the 16th century, dozens of today’s Protestant theologians have joined together to produce the Reforming Catholic Confession, a 12-article statement of faith that outlines matters of theological substance that “Mere Protestants” can agree on, including topics such as the holy Scripture, the gospel and the church.

“We confess as a body, ‘These are the truths that guide our lives. These are the truths in which we set our hopes,’” wrote Kevin Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and co-chair of the drafting committee, as he shared how the confession also serves to disprove the prevailing narrative that Protestants are divided.

Members of Talbot and Biola’s faculty are among the signatories, including Dean Clinton E. Arnold and professor J.P. Moreland. Fred Sanders, professor of theology in Biola’s Torrey Honors Institute, participated on the 18-member drafting committee, and Biola’s president, Barry H. Corey, was a member of the steering committee.

Read the complete confession, its historical and theological explanation and consider signing yourself at