As we begin our third year of operations and the Quincentenary year, watch for events to unfold. Two of our Calvin500 Sponsors will host conferences during the first quarter of 2009.
Westminster Seminary in California is sponsoring “Calvin’s Legacy: Reforming the Church Today,” January 16-17, 2009. WTS notes: “2009 is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth. Since 1509, John Calvin has been one of the most influential and insightful figures in the history of the church. He was a man of effective action and profound thought. But Calvin’s significance is not limited to the past. His reforming work and biblical teaching are arguably more needed today than they were in the sixteenth century. Vital reforms which he championed are being abandoned in the life and doctrine of many churches in our time. Our conference will examine the ways in which John Calvin’s life and theology can help the church of the twenty-first century rediscover the biblical path of faithfulness and fruitfulness.
The Complete Schedule is posted here.
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has announced its spring conference, “John Calvin: 500 Years in Retrospect.”
“Loved, hated, misrepresented, misunderstood, blindly-followed by some, rejected out-of-hand by others, but nevertheless relevant even in the modern world, John Calvin is in a singular class of men. The year 2009 marks the 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is offering a remarkable conference to honor our Triune God for having blessed the Church with the Genevan Reformer. As an original sponsor of CALVIN 500, an international event honoring Calvin, GPTS is in many ways beginning the celebration on U.S. soil with our Spring Theology Conference
For this momentous occasion, our spring Conference will feature an unprecedented number of speakers and sessions. Men with national as well as international acclaim will deliver edifying addresses.
The topics for this year’s conference were inspired by those offered in the Calvin Memorial Addresses published on the occasion of the Reformer’s 400th birthday. For example, Calvin’s exegetical prowess will be explored by the very able and internationally known New Testament scholar, our own George W. Knight III. The Reformer’s contributions as a churchman-ecclesiologist will be delved into by the Executive Director of CALVIN 500, David Hall. Mark Garcia will examine Calvin’s view of union with Christ. Of course, no conference on Calvin would be complete without a careful, scholarly examination of his theological work and for this we have the distinct privilege of welcoming historical theologian Carl Trueman back for another Spring Conference. Paul Helm of Regent College will address the philosophical implications of Calvin’s theology. There are more, of course, but we want you to come to South Carolina in March and enjoy what will be the best conference of 2009!
Be sure to sign up soon for this popular annual conference before registration closes at 5pm on March 5th. Take advantage of the early bird savings by registering on or before January 30, 2009.
The schedule is posted here.
IMPORTANT CALVIN500 Updates
In early January, look for announcements with our July 5-9, 2009 Conference speakers and plans to register for a “Conference Only” package for those who wish an economical alternative, while arranging all their own lodging and arrangements.