“Reformation, however, must not consist only in retrospect nor in the repristination of the legacy furnished by the Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. Reformation is a present duty. It is true that we cannot properly engage in the present task if we discard our moorings in the past. If we do not build upon the foundation laid in the Reformation principles, then, to say the least, there well be something naive about our present efforts and the product of them. But Reformation as a task here and now is complexioned by the different context in which we live.” (“Reformation,” Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 1, p.292.)
Something to keep in mind as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.