Conference: Practical Calvinism in the Global Context in Grand Rapids

(Posted by Antoine Theron)

Practical Calvinism min

Where: 2009 Seventh Reformed Fall Conference – Co-sponsored by the World Reformed Fellowship

Date: October 30 ~ Nov 1, 2009

Main Speakers: Dr. Samuel T. Logan Jr., International Director, World Reformed Fellowship; Dr. Flip Buys, President, Mukhanyo Theological College , South Africa; and Dr. Tim Trumper, Seventh Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Theme: Practical Calvinism in the Global Context

Why: Marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin

(Click Here to view Conference Program)


Calvin for the 21st Century Conference Interviews

Calvin for the 21st Century

Ligon Duncan writes,

“This year the reformed world has seen a number of books and conferences related to the life and work of John Calvin.  For instance, Derek and I will be participating in the “Calvin 500″ in Geneva next week.  Of course, many who would love to attend a Calvin conference will not be able to make the pilgrimage all the way to Geneva!  Thus there are many other conferences devoted to Calvin all over the United States.  In an age that lacks appreciation of and is at times generally ignorant of history, one of the most important of the Calvin conferences, in my estimation, is “Calvin for the 21st Century,” sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  As with all things under the direction of Joel Beeke, you can expect that the conference will be first rate and excellently demonstrate the relevance of one of the greatest reformers of all time. And Derek and I will be there too!

If you would like more information about “Calvin for the 21st Century,” check out this website  Those interested should take advantage of the preregistration discount being offered through July 24th. Space is limited.”

Celebrating John Calvin

On June 26, 2009, Paul Butler of Prime Time America spoke with Doug Phillips, Dr. Michael Haykin, and Scott Anderson about the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. Clearly, John Calvin’s contributions to western civilization and the Christian Church have had far greater impact  than most people dare to admit or are even aware of. Scratch the surface of just about any issue facing the church and society today and you will find that John Calvin has made a contribution to the discussion. To learn why many people around the globe are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, listen to Paul Butler’s Moody Radio segment here.

To find out how you can register for this year’s Puritan Reformed conference, Calvin for the 21st Century, visit here.

(Post from Paul Butler’s Production Blog)

July 10, 2009, marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. This summer there are many gatherings planned to celebrate the reformer’s life and legacy all around the world.

This feature highlights three of these celebrations with:

1. Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum Ministries which is sponsoring the “Reformation 500 Celebration” in Boston, MA, July 1st – 4th.
2. Dr. Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who is speaking at the “Calvin for the 21st Century Conference” sponsored by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, August 27th – 29th.
3. Scott Anderson, Director of Conferences for Desiring God Ministries which is sponsoring the: “With Calvin in the Theatre of God Conference” in Minneapolis, MN, September 25th – 27th.

Calvin for the 21st Century (C21) conference registration is now open!

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is hosting its first major conference on August 27-29, 2009. With eleven nationally and internationally known speakers, you will not want to miss this year’s event! Early registration will secure your spot. Take advantage now and save $25 per registration. This offer is good only through June 26, 2009. As of June 27, conference pricing is $90 per person. All college and seminary students can register for $45 per person.

To register online for this year’s conference, you can do so here

Speakers and topics at C21 will include:

Joel Beeke: “Why is Calvin important Today?”

Gerald Bilkes: “Calvin on the Word of God”

Ligon Duncan: “The Resurgence of Calvinism in America” & “Calvin on the Early Church”

Michael Haykin: “Calvin and Missions for the 21st Century” & “Christian Marriage in the 21st Century”

Nelson D. Kloosterman: “Calvin on Ethics”

David Murray: “Calvin on Preaching Christ from the Old Testament” & “What Kind of Love is This”

Joseph Pipa: “The Work of the Holy Spirit for the 21st Century”

Cornelis Pronk: “Calvin on the Church”

Donald Sinnema: “Calvin on Reprobation”

Derek Thomas: “Redemption: Speaking Peace in the 21st Century” & “Reforming the Church”

Cornelis Venema: “Calvin on the Believer’s Benefits”

Calvin for the 21st Century Registration is NOW OPEN!



Online registration is now available – Click here.

Conference accommodations at the Prince Center are limited to 450 attendees, so sign-up early to avoid disappointment. (only 400 left!!!)

Conference Pricing (per participant):
Early Registration (through June 26, 2009) $65.00
Regular Registration (between June 27 and August 8, 2009) $90.00
Student Registration (including college and seminary students) $45.00

Send all questions and/or comments related to the Puritan Reformed Conference to or call Chris Hanna at 616.977.0599, ex. 138.

You may write the seminary at:
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525