May 22, 2019

The Prodigal Love of God: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond

Dordt and the Andreas Center to host "The Prodigal Love of God" conference

Dordt College and the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service, in partnership with the Lilly Fellows Program, invite you to attend “The Prodigal Love of God: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond,” a conference held on April 4-6, 2019.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dort, the namesake of Dordt. The legacy of this synod has shaped and reformed Protestant communities for 400 years. Through plenaries and panel discussions, the conference will feature conversations about the history and future of Protestantism, as well as the opportunities facing the global church in the coming decades.

The conference will feature keynote speakers including:

  • Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of the bestselling Gilead series
  • Richard Mouw, president emeritus and professor at Fuller Seminary
  • James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College and author of You Are What You Love
  • Timothy George, professor and dean of Beeson Divinity School
  • Paul Lim, award-winning historian of Reformation and post-Reformation Europe
  • Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective
  • Tish Harrison Warren, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and priest in the Anglican Church of North America

Sessions will feature a variety of formats, such as a panel session moderated by Dr. Mouw featuring Sean Michael Lucas, a professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary, and Bill DeJong, a pastor in the Canadian Reformed Church.

Conference sessions will cover topics such as why Protestantism still matters, the legacy of the Canons of Dordt, great books of the great tradition, a virtual tour of the synod, Reformational resources for cultural engagement, and more.

For more information and to register, visit

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