Friday, November 2
6:00 pm: Registration Opens
7:00 – 8:30 pm Session 1: The Crisis Then and Now
The crisis faced by the Reformed churches was the result of series of religious, political, and theological challenges that came to a head at the Great Synod of Dort (1618-19). We will look at the protestant struggle for survival, Arminius’s challenge to the Reformation, and the ecclesiastical response.
Saturday, November 3
8:30 am: Registration Opens
9:00 – 10:15 Session 2: The Dordrecht Rules
The Canons of Dort were not a systematic theology but a pastoral and theological defense of the gains of the Reformation. We will look at the grace of election, the grace of atonement, the grace of conversion, and the grace of perseverance.
10:45 – 12:00 Session 3: Final Thoughts
The contemporary relevance of the controversy and the canons for confessional protestant and reformed churches and Christians today.
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Q&A session