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12th Annual Reformed Institute Convocation
Presbyterians and American Culture: The case of the twentieth century

LongfieldPresented by: Dr. Bradley J. Longfield, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dean of the Seminary and Vice President of the University, Professor of Church History

Many observers of the Presbyterian Church have argued that the church, in recent decades, has significantly accommodated itself to the broader culture and has thereby had increasing difficulty articulating a clear identity. In this talk, Dr. Longfield will consider the relationship of church and culture in the twentieth century to explore this claim and suggest ways the church might embrace a clearer identity in the years ahead.

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including a downloadable audio file and bibliography

Christ and Culture Revisited
A course offered by the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington
Instructor: Dr. R. Bruce Douglass

 Alternate Saturdays, January 31st through March 14th, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Immanual Presbyterian Church: 1125 Savile Lane McLean, VA  22101 


In 1951 H. Richard Niebuhr, a Reformed theologian who was professor of Christian ethics at Yale University, published CHRIST AND CULTURE, a book designed as a comparative analysis of the various different ways Christians have responded to the challenge of relating their faith to the cultures in which they have found themselves. That book has subsequently come to be recognized as a classic, albeit a much-debated one; and it is commonly regarded today as a valuable resource for thinking through the strategic issues facing Christians in our time. The objective of this course is to enable the participants to acquaint themselves with Niebuhr's analysis and to consider its implications for mainline Protestants in America today.

Reformed Institute Confirmation Retreat (Co-Sponsored with SOURCE)
A retreat for teens who are preparing for profession of faith and their leaders

February 27 - March 1, 2015
Bishop Claggett Retreat Center
3035 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD
at 6:00 pm Friday, February 27 and
depart at 10:30 am, Sunday, March 1

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