In this helpful article, Dr Renihan shows how our confessional roots were not exclusive or extreme, but a conscious effort to find common ground upon which orthodox believers could stand together. While it is true that defining the faith requires the exclusion of those who are not true to God's word, it also enables us to stand together with those who are faithful to scripture, and it is this common ground that is wonderfully explored by Dr Renihan as he examines the historical context of our confession.