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Thornwell Lectures - 2017 Series

Thornwell Lectures Archive list

2016   Pastoral Wisdom - In an Uncertain Age

2015   Church and Culture - Living Faithfully in the World

2014   Judges - Everyone Did What Was Right in Their Own Eyes

2013   Words from the Fire: the Ten Commandments


Still Reforming - The Reformation at 500

Brochure (speakers' information) 

Thornwell Lectures 2017 Series

June 4 - August 13, 2017

Excerpt from "First Things" Vol. LXVII No. 22, May 28, 2017 
Introduction: "What has Wittenberg to do with Columbia?"


From Wittenberg to the Global Church: The Changing Face of the Reformation
Bruce Gordon   June 4, 2017

What Luther has to say to Evangelicals: When the Cross Encounters a Therapeutic Culture
Ryan Reeves   June 11, 2017

Sex, Self, and the Reformation
Sam Allberry   June 18, 2017

The Church Imperative
W. Robert Godfrey   June 25, 2017

The Lord of All? The Reformation of Politics
Vincent Bacote   July 2, 2017

Post Tenebras Lux: Shepherds After God's Own Heart
Mark Ross   July 9, 2017

How Does the Reformation Help Us Relate to Culture?
William Edgar   July 16, 2017

Reformation Worship: Why We Do What We Do in Church
Jonny Gibson   July 23, 2017

Women of the Reformation
Michael A.G. Haykin   July 30, 2017

The Failure of the Reformation
Brian Habig   August 6, 2017

The Future of the Reformation
Timothy George   August 13, 2017


From Wittenberg to the Global Church: The Changing Face of the Reformation
Bruce Gordon  -  June 4, 2017

Bruce Gordon (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of the following works: John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (Princeton, 2016), Calvin (Yale, 2009), and Swiss Reformation (Manchester, 2002).


What Luther has to say to Evangelicals: When the Cross Encounters a Therapeutic Culture
Ryan Reeves  -  June 11, 2017

Ryan Reeves (PhD, Cambridge University) is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Dean of the Jacksonville campus. He writes regularly for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of English Evangelicals and Tudor Obedience, C.1527 1570. Studies in the History of Christian Traditions (Brill, 2013). He is currently working on a biography of William Tyndale.


Sex, Self, and the Reformation
Sam Allberry  - June 18, 2017

Sam Allberry is a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He studied theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, England. He also serves as part of the speaking team for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and has authored the following books: Is God Anti-Gay? (The Good Book Company, 2013), Why Bother With Church? (The Good Book Company, 2016), and James For You (The Good Book Company, 2016).


The Church Imperative
W. Robert Godfrey   June 25, 2017

W. Robert Godfrey (PhD, Stanford University) is President and Professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary California. He is the author of John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor (Crossway, 2009), Learning to Love the Psalms (Reformation Trust, 2017), Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions (P&R, 2008)


The Lord of All? The Reformation of Politics
Vincent Bacote   July 2, 2017

Vincent Bacote (PhD, Drew University) is Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College. He is the author of The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life (Zondervan, 2015) and The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (Wipf & Stock, 2010)


Post Tenebras Lux: Shepherds After God's Own Heart
Mark Ross   July 9, 2017

Mark Ross (PhD, University of Keele) is the First Presbyterian Church – John R. de Witt Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Reformed Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia, SC. With over 30 years of pastoral and teaching experience, Ross is a much sought after speaker and lecturer. He has written Let’s Study Matthew (Banner of Truth, 2009)


The Reformation and Cultural Engagement
William Edgar   July 16, 2017

Edgar (Honors Music B.A., Harvard University; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary; DThéol, Université de Genève; D.D. Faculté Jean Calvin) is Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, where he has taught since 1989. Edgar is currently Professeur Associé at the Faculté Jean Calvin, Aix-en-Provence. He directs the jazz band Renewal. His most recently published books include Schaeffer on the Christian Life (Crossway, 2013) Does Christianity Really Work? (Christian Focus, 2016) and Created and Creating; A Biblical Theology of Culture (Crossway). His wife, Barbara, and he, have two (married) children and three grandchildren


Reformation Worship: Why We Do What We Do in Church
Jonny Gibson   July 23, 2017

Gibson (PhD, Cambridge University) is an assistant professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He previously served as associate minister at Cambridge Presbyterian Church in England for over two years. Along with his brother, David, he is the contributing co-editor of From Heaven He Came and Sought Her (Crossway, 2013). Jonny is a life-long Manchester United fan

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Women of the Reformation
Michael A.G. Haykin   July 30, 2017

Dr. Haykin (ThD. Wycliffe College, Toronto) is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality and the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.  Books by Dr. Haykin are available with payment envelopes in the Atrium: Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church; Eight Women of Faith; and Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact.


The Failure of the Reformation
Brian Habig   August 6, 2017

Rev. Habig is pastor of Downtown Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC. He graduated from Mississippi State University and Covenant Theological Seminary. He served as a campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship at MSU and at Vanderbilt University.


 

The Future of the Reformation
Timothy George   August 13, 2017
Unfortunately, we were not able to record the entire talk. Please enjoy what we were able to record. 

George (PhD, Harvard University) has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. He also serves as Professor of Divinity, History and Doctrine. He is the author of Reading Scripture with the Reformers (IVP, 2011). His Theology of the Reformers (Broadman & Holman, 2013) celebrated its 25th anniversary edition in 2013 and is the standard textbook of Reformation theology for many schools and seminaries


About the Thornwell Lecture Series

Named in honor of James Henley Thornwell, one of the most distinguished theologians of the nineteenth century as well as minister of First Presbyterian Church, the Thornwell Memorial Lectures are given in the Family Life Center at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday during the months of June, July, and early August.


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