W. Robert Godfrey

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President, Professor of Church History
W. Robert Godfrey

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

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“All Christians need to cultivate a life with God that is growing and developing. If we are not growing, we will stagnate or die. The corporate, official worship of God’s people is a crucial and essential means God has given to help us grow.”

Meet W. Robert Godfrey

An interview with W. Robert Godfrey
An Unexpected Journey
God’s Pattern for Creation
John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor
Pleasing God in Our Worship
Reformation Sketches
Westminster Seminary California: A New Old School (co-author)

He has written essays and articles in various publications, including:
Precious Blood: The Atoning Work of Christ (contributor)
Archive for Reformation History
Called to Serve: Essays for Elders and Deacons (contributor)
Confident of Better Things, Essays Commemorating Seventy-five Years of the OPC (contributor)
Creator, Redeemer, Consummator (contributor)
Give Praise to God (contributor)
Holy, Holy, Holy: Proclaiming the Perfections of God (contributor)
John Calvin, His Influence in the Western World (contributor)
Let Us Pray (contributor)
Modern Reformation
Preaching Like Calvin (contributor)
Sixteenth-Century Journal
Sola Scriptura (contributor)
The Agony of Deceit; Roman Catholicism (contributor)
The Coming Evangelical Crisis (contributor)
The Outlook
The Pattern of Sound Doctrine (contributor)
The Practice of Confessional Subscription (contributor)
The Worship of God: Reformed Concepts of Biblical Worship (contributor)
Theonomy: A Reformed Critique (contributor)
Through Christ’s Word (contributor)
Westminster Theological Journal
CH545 The History of the Dutch Reformation
CH701 The Church in the Modern Age
AP560 Images of Religion in Modern Literature
ITS602 Reformation Church History
Course descriptions are available in the WSC Catalogue.