Dr. Michael Horton to Give Reformation Day Lectures

Covenant will host its annual Reformation Day Lectures, with guest speaker Dr. Michael Horton, on October 29-30, 2012.


Dr. Horton is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California and associate minister at Christ United Reformed Church. The author of more than twenty books, he also cohosts the White Horse Inn – an international radio broadcast – and is editor of Modern Reformation magazine.


“Horton's a very prolific author and Reformed theologian,” says professor of theological studies Kelly Kapic. “And he is just a unique blend of someone who is trying to do classic Reformed theology, engaging with contemporary sources, while also drawing on a biblical theology and a biblical scholar named Meredith Kline. He does some interesting things.
“His chapel talks will be focused on a gospel-driven life,” Dr. Kapic continues. “One is on a gospel-driven church, but on Monday afternoon we're going to have a panel discussion where he is going to be talking about the two kingdoms approach, which is kind of controversial, and then some faculty members are going to respond.”


Monday, October 29
11:00 a.m., Chapel: The Gospel-Driven Life (Romans 4)
4:00 p.m., Sanderson Hall 215: Two Kingdoms: A Panel Discussion with Dr. Horton, philosophy professor Bill Davis, professor of biblical studies Jeff Dryden, and professor of economics Brian Fikkert, moderated by Dr. Kapic. 


Tuesday, October 30
11:00 a.m., Chapel: The Gospel-Driven Church (Matthew 28:18-20)


These events are free and open to the public.


The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers and other College guests do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.


Kateland Godat

"Missions Methods and Problems. It was the first time I had ever taken a class on missionary life. It really taught me a lot about missions and how it’s not this fairytale adventure that people expect it to be. People expect missionaries to be perfect people with perfect adventurous lives, but sometimes you’re just a regular fallen person doing the average daily activities, and that’s okay."
 - Kateland Godat '19

Andrew Fultz

"Doctrine I with Dr. Kapic. More distinctly than anything or anyone else at Covenant, Kapic has helped me understand what it means to intentionally pursue faithful living in every area of my life. This began in Doctrine I, but has also continued in his other classes like Doctrine II, Christology, and Christian Spirituality. One of the first concepts we wrestled with in Doctrine I discussed the dynamics of how not only does our theology inform our lives as acts of worship, but simultaneously our lives inform our theology. You’ll have to take a class with him to really begin to unpack what that means, but Kapic has really helped me grasp the significance of this idea and how to live in response to it."
 - Andrew Fultz '18