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2022 Calvin OPC Annual Theology Conference
2022 Calvin OPC Annual Theology Conference

Fri, Sep 23



2022 Calvin OPC Annual Theology Conference

Starts Tonight at 7pm! Join us! No RSVP needed - No fee - All are welcome!

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Time & Location

Sep 23, 2022, 7:00 PM – Sep 25, 2022, 10:10 AM

Phoenix, 4150 E Acoma Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA

About the event

This year we are pleased to have Dr. Alan D. Strange, Professor of Church History, Mid-America Reformed Seminary,  to present The Church’s Spiritual Calling.

Intended to be an examination of the relationship of the church to other institutions (like the family and the state), in which we see that the church has a distinct spiritual calling, a calling that only it can carry out. We will see historically that the church has at times claimed a supremacy that she does not have—over the state, especially—and that she has, at other times, allowed the state to dominate her. Part of the genius of the Reformation was the rediscovery that the state is not over the church or vice-versa, but that all institutions are properly under God. The spirituality of the church then could be helpfully recovered for the ongoing dialog of how the church is to relate to the world in which it finds itself, both in how it distinguishes itself from the world and how it gives itself to the world.

Day 1:  Friday, September 23 @ 7:00pm

- Intro: Introduction to the Spiritual Call and Task of the Church”


Day 2:  Saturday, September 24 @ 9:00am

- Talk 1: “Church and State Throughout Western History (through the Reformation)”


- Talk 2: “The Holy Spirit and the Spirituality of the Church”


- Talk 3: “The Spiritual Call of the Church in American History (before and during the Civil War).”


- Talk 4: “The Spiritual Call of the Church in American History (after the War and the Formation of the OPC).”


Day 3:  Sunday, September 25 @ 9:15am

 - 9:15am    SS: Q&A on the conference

- 10:30am  Worship Service: Sermon: John 18:36, “The Heavenly King of a Heavenly Kingdom”

- 5:00pm    Worship Service:  Sermon: 2 Chronicles 25:1-28 "The Futility of Idolatry"

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