The Reformation
Then & Now

October 28, 2017

9:30am - 2:00pm

Christ United Reformed Church
Santee, CA


2017 marks the 500th anniversary...

...of the Protestant Reformation, an event that changed everything in the Christian church. Our conference will explore the life and work of Martin Luther and how these things apply to us today. Noted church historian Dr. W. Robert Godfrey will give three lectures, followed by a Q&A session.


1. The Need for Reformation
The church often in its history becomes corrupt and needs renewal and reform.  The corruptions of the 21st century seem even worse than those of the 16th century.

2. The Way to Reformation
The way to reform in many ways is the same in every age. The obstacles in the way, however, differ then and now and must be overcome differently.

3. The Heart of Reformation
The heart of reform is found first in the truth we must know.  More than that, however, that truth must grip our hearts.  




Dr. W. Robert Godfrey

President Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Church History
A.B., Stanford University
M. Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
M.A. and Ph.D., Stanford University


Dr. Godfrey has taught church history at Westminster Seminary California since 1981 and served as the seminary’s third president from 1993 to 2017. He previously taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Stanford University, and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America, a Ligonier Ministries Teaching Fellow, and has spoken at many conferences including those sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries.

He is the author of Learning to Love the Psalms, An Unexpected Journey, Reformation Sketches, Pleasing God in Our Worship, God’s Pattern for Creation and John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor. He is co-author of Westminster Seminary California: A New Old School and 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. In 2010, a festschrift was published in Dr. Godfrey’s honor entitled Always Reformed.

Dr. Godfrey and his wife, Mary Ellen, have three grown children, including two sons who are ministers in the United Reformed Churches in North America.



Christ United Reformed Church
10333 Mast Blvd.
Santee, CA 92071

Time Event
8:30 am      Check-in and Registration
9:30 am      Welcome and Opening Announcements
9:35 am      Lecture: The Need for Reformation, Then and Now
10:15 am      Break
10:30 am      Lecture: The Way to Reformation, Then and Now
11:10 am      Break
11:25 am      Lecture: The Heart of Reformation, Then and Now
12:05 pm      Lunch
1:00 pm      Q & A Panel
1:50 pm      Raffle
2:00 pm      Closing Remarks & Conference ends


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