October 25 and 26
Session I: “To Glorify God in All of Life”
In addition to their reform of church and doctrine, the Reformers also thought deeply about the value of our ordinary vocations.
Session II: “God’s Order and Human Wisdom”
Ordinary experience can be difficult and confusing, but God calls and equips Christians for lives of wisdom.
Session III: “Learning Wisdom for Ordinary Life”
God calls us to observe and reflect on the world he’s made, for faithful and productive lives in family, work, and beyond.
Dr. David VanDrunen
Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics
Westminster Seminary California
Dr. VanDrunen, a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, began teaching at Westminster Seminary California in 2001. He formerly served as a pastor of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Hanover Park, IL, and currently serves on the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s Committee on Christian Education and Subcommittee on Ministerial Training. He does much of his current research and writing at the intersection of systematic theology, biblical studies, ethics, and legal and political theory. He was the recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award for 2004, a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in 2009, and a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2016-17.
Dr. VanDrunen is the author or editor of many books and articles, including Divine Covenants and Moral Order, Aquinas Among the Protestants and God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life. His scholarly articles have appeared in many journals, including Journal of Church and State, Journal of Law and Religion, and Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.
Dr. VanDrunen and his wife, Katherine, a WSC alumna, have one son and reside in Escondido.
I want to instill in my students a holistic knowledge of Reformed theology and ethics. But much more than this, I want them to understand how our doctrine and practice emerge from the text of Scripture so that they, too, can defend these truths from the biblical pages.
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26