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2014-2015 Lay Theological Colloquy

Christianity and Religious Plurality

Instructor:  Dr. Richard Plantinga, Professor of Religion, Calvin College

The Reformed Institute is pleased to offer an annual opportunity for a group of lay people to explore together a particular topic in Reformed theology and ethics that has relevance to contemporary life, and to do so under the leadership of a Reformed theologian who is known for his or her expertise on the subject. This year’s colloquy will be led by Dr. Richard Plantinga, Professor of Religion at Calvin College. The syllabus for the colloquy and information about the leader may be found HERE.

The commitment by participants is four Fri/Sat weekends, two in the fall and two in the winter/spring. Participation in all four weekends is expected. Please contact Mary Hill, Program Coordinator, with questions or to register:  mhill@reformedinstitute.org or 703.518.5125
lent-cross.jpgA Lenten Devotion

"Our scriptures have plenty to say about fasting, but nothing about seasons and still less about Mardi Gras and ashes or any kind of public religiosity...”

A Lenten devotion given by the Rev. Madeline Jervis, H. R., Pastor Emerita at Clarendon Presbyterian Church, Arlington and Parish Associate at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, at the March 8 meeting of the Reformed Institute Board of Directors.

Reformed Institute's 11th Annual Convocation

THE PROTESTANT IMAGINATION AND THE ARTS


Presented by
DR. WILLIAM DYRNESS
Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

Reformed Christians have long been known to have a distinctive aesthetics. What exactly is that aesthetics? What are its sources? How is it reflected in Reformed practice? Why have Reformed Christians favored literary arts and music over the visual arts? Is this changing? How does it relate to the current state of culture in America?

Click HERE for text from the Convocation

Click HERE for the accompanying slides from the Convocation


Click HERE for the MP3 Download from the Convocation
NOTE: The recording of the convocation address ends abruptly when the audience was asked to sing a hymn. For the final comments, please see the text of the address.



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