8.29.2009

2009 PACIFIC NORTHWEST REFORMATION CONFERENCE October 9-10 Christ-Centered Christianity: In An Age of Spiritual Chaos

OCTOBER 9-10, 2009
Plan on Attending our 2009 Pacific Northwest Reformation Conference on Reformed Theology. Dr. W Robert Godfrey will be our main speaker.

We would like to formally invite you to our 2009 Pacific Northwest Reformation Conference: Christ-Centered Christianity in an Age of Spiritual Chaos. This year we have the privilege of hearing Dr. W. Robert Godfrey of Westminster Seminary California and Rev. Christopher J Gordon of the United Reformed Church of Lynden speak to us about the prominent subject of having Christ at the center of Christian ministry. We are living in a day when as there is much confusion about what the design and mandate of Christian ministry should be. Our speakers will be addressing this important issue and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.


The conference lectures are as follows:
Friday October 9, 2009:
7:00 PM Dr. W. Robert Godfrey --Christ at the Center of the Church

Saturday October 10, 2009:
9:00 AM Dr. W. Robert Godfrey --Christ at the Center of Worship
10:30 AM Rev. Christopher J Gordon --Christ at the Center of Preaching
1:00 AM Dr. W. Robert Godfrey --Christ at the Center of Salvation
Followed by a Q&A

The conference will be held on October 9 and 10, 2009, at the United Reformed Church of Lynden, 8632 Benson Road, Lynden WA, 98264. The conference is free of charge.

If you have any further questions please call Rev. Christopher Gordon at (360) 318-0429, or you may access conference information on our website, http://www.lyndenurc.com/. Thank you for your help as we strive to bring these glorious Reformation truths to our community. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

For Christ and His Kingdom,

The Consistory of the United Reformed Church of Lynden

8.28.2009

WESTMINSTER SEMINARY, TWO KINGDOMS, & CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Recently, there have been a series of false representations in print charging that those who hold to a "two-kingdom" view end up denying the validity of Christian day-school education. As the ninth commandment forbids all false representation of a neighbor, we should use great caution in listening to or accepting baseless claims that do not properly represent or express the actual teachings of our neighbors--especially when it comes to our Christian brothers. These sorts of agendas do nothing but stir up strife in the body of Christ.

I am thankful that Westminster Seminary has published a series of articles to clarify their position on the importance of training our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Hopefully, those who ( in articles, blogs, lists, etc.) have falsely represented Westminster Seminary California will read these articles with profit and seek to better represent their colleagues in the future.

These articles are found in the recent issue of Evangelium A Publication of Westminster Seminary CA. (Volume 7: ISSUE 2, Fall 2009.) Learning to Love God With Our Minds

1. Every Thought Captive by Dr. Dennis Johnson
2. Kingdom and Kingdoms by Dr. W Robert Godfrey
3. A Brief History of Christian Schooling by Dr. R.S. Clark
4. Cultivating Discerning Minds by Dr. David VanDrunen
5. The Good, The True, The Beautiful by Dr. Michael S. Horton
6. The Gift of Christian Education by Dr. Juliius Kim
7. Forming Covenant Children by Naomi Ching, M.A.
To order go to: http://www.wscal.edu/ or call 888-480-8474

8.18.2009

NEW FREE AUDIO: OFFICE HOURS from Westminster Seminary California

Office Hours is a new monthly audio production of Westminster Seminary California, available online as an MP3 download on our website or as a podcast on iTunes. Season One of Office Hours introduces you to the faculty of WSC through personal, 30-minute interviews, discussing biblical and exegetical questions, historical and theological questions, pastoral matters, and Christian living.
Office Hours invites you to join the faculty in their offices for a discussion of issues that are important to you and the church. Don’t miss any of these programs! Subscribe today!
Online now: The Office Hours preview to Season One features audio from a few of the shows. To encourage you to subscribe and listen to Office Hours we’re giving away five gift packages during season one. Instructions for how to participate are in the preview show and on the WSC website. The preview show is on our website now and available on iTunes
The first two full episodes of Office Hours will be available on August 31 on our website or on iTunes.
Episode 1 features an interview with W. Robert Godfrey, President of WSC and Professor of Church History
Episode 2 features an interview with Julius J. Kim, Associate Professor of Practical Theology
We want to hear from you. If you have questions you would like the faculty to discuss, please send them to officehours@wscal.edu.
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