Wednesday, February 22, 2006

PCRT in Jackson - Bob Godfrey

It's all about missions this week at FPC, but don't forget the PCRT in a month! One of the great speakers we'll have here is Bob Godfrey. Bob is a friend and fellow Alliance Council member. He's also President of Westminster Seminary in California, where he's taught church history since 1981. Once upon a time he taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (where my Anne did her MA), and also at Stanford University, and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a minister in the United Reformed Churches.

As a Professor of Church History he helps students see God’s truth alive in the life of the church, shaping its worship, piety and theology. He encourages students to reflect on the ways in which different cultures have influenced the development of the church throughout its history. He has spoken at many conferences including ones sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries.

He is the author of An Unexpected Journey, Reformation Sketches, Pleasing God in Our Worship and God’s Pattern for Creation. He has written chapters or articles in John Calvin, His Influence in the Western World; Through Christ’s Word; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; The Agony of Deceit; Roman Catholicism; Sola Scriptura!; The Practice of Confessional Subscription; The Coming Evangelical Crisis; and in such journals as Archive for Reformation History, Sixteenth-Century Journal and Westminster Theological Journal.

Bob and his wife Mary Ellen have three grown children. We can't wait for him to speak here in Jackson!

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