The Westminster Assembly and Reformation Today: DFW Ref Con 2019
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DFW Reformation Conference 2019: "The Westminster Assembly and Reformation Today" with Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn (formerly, "God's Ambassadors")
The 2019 DFW Reformation Conference ("DFW Ref Con") promises to be a fascinating event you will not want to miss. Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, one of the premiere scholars of the Westminster Assembly, will be speaking on the Westminster Divines' "extraordinary intervention in the pulpit ministry of the Church of England" that lead to the reform of preaching, worship and pastoral care. RSVP today, and join us at Mid-Cities Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Bedford, Texas Friday through Saturday, November 8-9, 2019.
The Westminster Assembly, (1643–52), was called by the English Long Parliament to reform the Church of England. It wrote the Larger and Shorter Westminster catechisms, the Westminster Confession, and the Directory of Public Worship…. The works produced were generally accepted by Presbyterians throughout the world…” (Britannica). Since their establishment in the United States, Presbyterian communions have adopted the Westminster Confession (with various minor revisions) as their standards of doctrine, worship and discipline secondary to, and subject to correction by, the Holy Scriptures.
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) is professor of church history and director of the Craig Center for the study of the Westminster Standards at Westminster Theological Seminary. He also serves as an honorary research fellow at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
Van Dixhoorn has held a number of additional teaching positions and has also served as associate pastor at Cambridge Presbyterian Church (UK) and also at Grace Presbyterian Church (Vienna, VA) for nine years.
Dr. Van Dixhoorn’s academic interests include the historical documents of the Westminster Assembly, English Puritanism, and Presbyterian history. He has been widely recognized for his publication of a five-volume work on the Westminster Assembly, The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643–1652, and has published numerous articles on a variety of theological topics. He is currently working on a major monograph on the Westminster Assembly, as well as a complete edition of John Lightfoot’s journals. Both volumes are to be published by Oxford University Press.
- Lecture #1 "The Westminster Assembly and Preaching" | Friday, November 8, 7:00-8:00 pm
- Lecture #2 "The Westminster Assembly and Worship" | Saturday, November 9, 9:30-10:30 am
- Short Break | 10:30am-11:00am
- Lecture #3 "The Westminster Assembly and Pastoral Care" | 11:00am-12:00pm
Childcare will be available.