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Okay, so it may not be quite as momentous as the events of October 31, 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany, but…

Nine years ago, on October 31, 2011, “The Twelve” — the daily blog of The Reformed Journal made its debut on the worldwide web!

Now 3,148 posts and 13,419 comments later, we’re going strong and growing all the time.

We’re not here to fix your door or even your theology. We hope to stir some reflection, to build some community, and to bring some hope and laughter.

Thanks to

  • our faithful writers
  • our generous supporters
  • our regular readers
  • and you!


  • Kim Starkenburg says:

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to The Twelve over the years. I appreciate your writing and helping me to think about such a wide range of topics. Please keep up the excellent work.

  • John Tiemstra says:

    I like The Twelve, and I read it every day. But I miss the Reformed Journal. I published some of my best work in it, and I was always informed and edified by the articles I read. Do people not write that kind of stuff any more? Or not read it? Has the energy gone out of the Reformed faith? Maybe it was too much to expect that our little community could keep it going forever, and we didn’t do enough to broaden its scope and its audience. But somehow I wish we could have kept it going.

    • The 12 Editor says:

      Thanks, John for your support and your concerns. A paper copy of The Reformed Journal being mailed out is probably gone forever. That said, The Twelve is only part of The Reformed Journal. Articles, podcasts, and recently some taped Zoom conversations appear on the Reformed Journal site . Check it out. That said, we continue to ponder, honestly — to struggle, how to bring more focus, more energy, good writing on important topics to the Journal now that it isn’t on paper. We welcome your ideas and submissions. And we have ideas that we simply haven’t been able to implement, yet. We’re hopeful, but also aware of how the wider world and the publishing world have changed

  • Jon Lunderberg says:

    I appreciate The Twelve. It helps me think and learn — I hope to do both for a long time. Thank you to all participants.

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