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Friday September 29, 2017

On campus: Room 213

Posted in Academics

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a variety of short talks and panels that reflect on the relevance of the Kuyperian tradition for today.

Dr. Craig Bartholomew’s new book, Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction, will be used a lens for the afternoon’s events.

A mix of external speakers and Redeemer faculty will present short seven minute talks in relation to each chapter of Bartholomew’s book. Following the talks, a panel discussion on renewing the Kuyperian tradition for today will be held.

This conference is sponsored in part by The Reid Trust.


Time Topic / Activity Speaker
1:00 p.m. Coffee and refreshments; Discounted copies of Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition available in the campus bookstore
1:25 p.m.  Opening remarks Dr. Craig Bartholomew and President Fred Verwoerd
1:35 p.m. The story of Abraham Kuyper and his colleagues Dr. Harry Van Dyke
 — Creation and redemption Dr. Al Wolters
 — Scripture Dr. David Beldman
 — Worldview Dr. Russ Kosits
 — Sphere sovereignty: Kuyper’s philosophy of society Dr. Jim Vanderwoerd
 — The church Dr. Michael Wagenman
2:20 p.m. Coffee break  —
2:45 p.m. Politics, the poor, and pluralism Dr. David Koyzis
 — Mission Prof. Ken Herfst
 — Philosophy Dr. Adam Barkman
 — Theology Dr. Gene Haas
 — Education Dr. Christine Belcher
 — The need for spiritual formation Prof. Brenda Stephenson
3:40 p.m. Panel discussion: Renewing the Kuyperian tradition for today Dr. Bruce Ashford, Dr. Kevin Flatt, Dr. Calvin Seerveld, Dr. Heath Thomas