The Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington presents its Thirteenth Annual Convocation:
The Rev. Dr. Suzanne McDonald
Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology
Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.* (Snow Date: Saturday, March 5th)
WHERE: National Presbyterian Church, Stone Hall
4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
For directions, visit www.NationalPres.org
*Continental breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Presentation and Response will begin at 9:30 a.m.
There is no charge for this event. The registration page will be available soon.
What are your first thoughts when someone mentions ‘the doctrine of election’? Are you eager to talk about it, or do you groan inwardly and wonder where to begin? Our Reformed tradition has had a great deal to say about election over the centuries, often to explain and defend our approach in relation to alternative views. This is important, but it does mean that we sometimes focus on only a few of the many rich themes associated with this central scriptural concept. It also means that we often get into intractable arguments very quickly! This presentation will suggest an approach to election that helps us to root our Reformed priorities in the bigger scriptural picture, with the hope that it might also help us to relate the doctrine in fresh ways both to our discipleship and to what it means for us to be the church.