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Rediscovering John Knox Then and Now


What are we to make of John Knox on the 500th anniversary of his birth? The picture many have is of an angry man who preached an angry God, hated women, and advocated violence in the name of Christ. Come for a fuller portrait of Knox in the context of his time, designed to help us discover what we can take from Knox's life and teaching for our discipleship and witness today.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
 1724 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA  22101 

10:00 a.m. – Noon
        Coffee at 9:30 a.m.

There is no fee for this event. The author’s book will be available for sale; checks and cash accepted. For more information or to register:


You are invited to the Reformed Institute's upcoming retreat on the topic of Facing and Embracing Scripture Today. Find more information about the event here, and please register here by September 19th.

Reformed Institute Program Year 2014-2015 
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Fall Occasional Event
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA – Suzanne McDonald, Calvin College/Western Theological Seminary on John Knox

Lay Theological Colloquy with Richard Plantinga
September 19-20, 2014; November 14-15, 2014; February 6-7, 2015; April 10-11, 2015 - at Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, VA

Young Adult Retreat
November 7-8, 2014 at Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD 

12th Annual Convocation
Saturday, January 24, 2015 at National Presbyterian Church. Washington D.C. – Bradley Longfield on a topic related to his book “Presbyterians and American Culture”
Snow Date:  Saturday, March 7, 2015

Confirmation Retreat – Reformed Revolutions
February 27 – March 1, 2015 at Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, MD 

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: or 703.518.5125

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