Dr. John Frame to Present Reformation Lectures

Dr. John Frame to speak at Reformation LecturesOn October 24-25, 2011, Covenant will host the annual Reformation Lectures, given this year by Dr. John Frame. A professor of theology and philosophy for more than 30 years, Dr. Frame is currently J.D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, and is known for his prolific writing, including such books as Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, Apologetics to the Glory of God, and Doctrine of God.


Dr. Kelly Kapic, professor of theological studies at Covenant, says that the Reformation Lectures “are our attempt, as an institution, to allow continued exploration of our history, with the distinct desire not simply to learn about the past, but also to allow the past to inform our present and future. 


“Therefore, with this in mind, for these special lectures we attempt to find speakers who are committed to the spirit of the Reformation, but who see that tradition not as dead but as alive, continually reforming and guiding the Church."


Dr. Kapic continues: "Dr Frame has been a significant figurehead in American Reformed theological education over the last thirty years or so.  He is someone who shows both great appreciation for the Reformed tradition and also a willingness to test that tradition against the holy scriptures, and this makes him an ideal speaker for our Reformation Day lectures."


Monday, Oct. 24
11:00 a.m., Chapel: "God's Personal Words
4:00 p.m., Brock 120: “Scripture and Certainty"

Tuesday, Oct. 25 
11:00 a.m., Chapel: "God's Word on Our Heart"  


The lectures 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