Thursday, February 12, 2009

John Calvin Forum Update

Here's the latest on our John Calvin Forum. It is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7th from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.. It will be here in the store, Baker Book House, 2768 E. Paris Ave, SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Our forum speakers so far are: Dr. Michael Wittmer, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, "The Emerging Church in the Hands of John Calvin," Dr. Richard Muller, P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, "Was Calvin a Calvinist?" and Karin Maag, Director, H. Henry Meeter Center at Calvin College "John Calvin the Man-Dispelling the Myths." Each panel member will speak for 15-20 minutes and then we will open it up for Q & A. I'm still looking for a fourth panel member and will keep you updated on my progress. If you have any questions or comments please let me know.


Andrew said...

Louis, I'm looking forward to this. What about getting someone with a completely opposing view? Maybe someone that would be willing to debate Calvinism's positive and/or negative effects on the church...? Just a thought, there's nothing like spicey debate.

shawnanderson said...

How about local Dr Joel Beeke. He is always teaching on the practical teaching of Calvin. His views on Prayer, the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments, the Church, Meditation, etc. Or a historical approach like his influence on Europe or the USA?

The BBH Church Relations Team said...


I actually thought of Dr. Beeke. He would be an excellent panel member. Unfortunately, I could not get his schedule to work with ours. He will be in Geneva for the week of Calvin's birthday. Given the choice I'm sure he'd rather be there than here.