- Suggested Readings: The Reformations of the 16th Century
- Patient Trust: A devotional by Dr. Victoria Pedrick
- A Devotional for your Lenten reflection by Dr. Eric Springsted
- Whither the PC (USA) Essay Series
- Stewardship in the Reformed Tradition
- Why We Celebrate the Reformation
Biblical Texts on Immigration, Refugees, and the Stranger
- Click here for the handout from the event presented by Dr. Joel Baden of Yale Divinty School.
2017 Year of the Reformation - Thoughts on the Character of the Protestant Reformation
- Click here to view the manuscript by Dr. Bruce Gordon.
- Click here for more information on the event.
Calvinism and Politics - What Reformed Christians Believe About Civil Government
The Reformed Tradition has long been known for the value its adherents have placed on participation in public life as a way of carrying out the work of the church in the world. It has also been known for the distinctive views its adherents have had of the nature and purpose of civil governemnt as well as the way in which Christians should conduct themselves in public. This event, presented by Dr. W. David Little, was designed as an opportunity to explore the resources availbale in the Reformed tradition for thinking about the political challenges of our time.
John Knox Sunday
The Family as a Learning Community: How the Church Can Help - October 15, 2011
Why Religious Literacy Matters - October 16, 2010
- Presentation by Dr. R. Bruce Douglass, Director of Reformed Institute
- Presentation by David Roden, Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church
- Presentation by Rev. Diane Hutchins, Calvary Presbyterian Church
Biblical and Theological Literacy - What Exactly Are We Aiming For? - February 12, 2011
Christian Education in a Commitment-Challenged Culture - April 9, 2011
- Presentation by Dr. Joyce Mercer, Professor of Practical Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary
- Presentation by Mr. James Cubie, Director of Youth Ministry, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
- Presentation by Mr. Steve Parker, Elder, Active in Adult and Youth Education, Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Dr. R. Bruce Douglass recommends:
- Summer Reading Recommendations 2016 available here
- Christian faith: Calvinism is back, Christian Science Monitor, By Josh Burek, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / March 27, 2010
- Faith, nice and easy, The Christian Century, by Kenda Creasy Dean, associate professor at Princeton Theological Seminary / August 10, 2010
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- 2019 Convocation Address: Still People of the Book? - Protestant Identity in Our Time, Dr. R. Bruce Douglass
- 2018 Convocation Address: Unexpected Yet Not Un-Predestined? The Surprising Growth of Calvinism as a Global Religious Phenomenom in the Late 20th Century, Dr. Paul C.H. Lim
- 2017 Convocation Address: Thoughts on the Character of the Protestant Reformation, The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak
- 2016 Convocation Address: "Election Again?" by Dr. Suzanne Mcdonald, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Western Theological Seminary.
- 2015 Convocation Address: "Presbyterians and American Culture: The case of the twentieth century" by Dr. Bradley J. Longfield, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dean of the Seminary and Vice President of the University, Professor of Church History
- 2014 Convocation Address: "Is There a Reformed Asthetic?" by William Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
- 2013 Convocation Address: "Getting Saved From What and For What? A Reformed Perspective" by Dr. David Kelsey, the Luther Weigle Professor Emeritus of Theology, Yale Divinity School
- 2012 Convocation Address: "One God, Many Faiths: Reformed Theology Engages Religious Pluralism" by Dr. Richard J. Plantinga, Professor of Religion, Calvin College
- 2012 Convocation Response by John Y. Lee
- 2011 Convocation Program
- 2011 Convocation Address: "Integrating Faith and Economic Life: Reformed Perspectives" by Dr. Douglas A. Hicks, Professor of Leadership Studies and Religion, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
- D. Jeffrey Lenn, Associate Vice-President for Academic Operations and Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy at George Washington University.
- Whitworth ("Skip") Ferguson, III, pastor of the Manassas (Va.) Presbyterian Church. He was awarded an M.B.A by the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. by Cornell University
- 2010 Convocation Address: "Passing on the Faith in an Unsettled Culture" by Dr. Christian Smith
- 2010 Convocation Address: "Passing on the Faith Reformed Tradition: Old Resources and New Strategies" by Dr. Richard Osmer
- 2009 Convocation Address: "Calvin and America" by Dr. Mark Valeri
- 2009 Convocation Address: "Beyond Calvin: The Future of the Reformed Tradition" by Dr, David Kelsey
- 2008 Convocation Address: "Can Human Rights Survive Secularization?" by Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff
- Responses and Reply to 2008 Convocation Address: "Can Human Rights Survive Secularization?"
- 2007 Convocation Address: "The Sovereignty of Grace: A Protestant View of Globalization" by Dr. Max L. Stackhouse
- Responses and Reply to 2007 Convocation Address: "The Sovereignty of Grace: A Protestant View of Globalization"
- Should the Belhar Confession be included in the Book of Confessions? by John Burgess (March 2011)
- Calvin and the Jews by Dr. Sujin Pak (Nov. 2009)
- Francis James Grimke: Prophet on a Tightrope by Henry Ferry (Feb. 2008)
- Being Reformed in Babel: Christian Humanism and Being Reformed in Today’s World by John W. de Gruchy (Nov. 2007)
Reformation Sunday Resources