About Pastor Michael Brown

Michael G. Brown is a URCNA missionary in Milan, Italy, where he pastors Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia. Previous to this call, he planted Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, California, which he subsequently served as pastor for 15 years. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored, Christ and the Condition: The Covenant Theology of Samuel Petto, and a commentary on 2 Timothy in the Lectio Continua series. He earned an M.Div. and an M.A.H.T. from Westminster Seminary California, where he studied under scholars such as W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, and Meredith Kline. He and his wife Janie have four children and love the language, history, and people of Italy.

The Message of Christmas by Michael Brown

It’s that time of year again. As November draws to a close, we once again make the month-long journey toward Christmas. Here in northern Italy, the telltale signs are beginning to emerge: lights are being erected in every piazza; grocery stores are stocking up on panettone; and vendors sell hot vin brulé to people out for their evening stroll. . . .
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