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Friday, January 18     

6:00PM  Registration check-in, Bookstore open
7:00 Welcome
7:10        PLENARY I: “The Relevance of Dort in Oprah’s America” — Joel E. Kim 
7:55  Stretch Break (10 minutes)
8:05 PLENARY II: “Why Dort Happened, or Why Arminius Is Not the Hero of the Story” — W. Robert Godfrey
8:50 Dismissal/Refreshments

Saturday, January 19     

8:00AM Registration check-in, Bookstore open
8:30  Welcome
8:40 PLENARY III: “A Real Atonement for Real Sinners” — Michael S. Horton
9:25 Break/Refreshments (20 minutes)
9:45 PLENARY IV: “Unconditional Election and the Free Offer of the Gospel” — R. Scott Clark
10:30 Stretch Break (10 minutes)
10:40 PLENARY V: “Dort and the Holy Exercises of Piety” — Charles K. Telfer
11:25 Lunch
12:50PM Questions & Answers — Speaker Panel
1:35PM Dismissal

Session Descriptions

PLENARY I:  The Relevance of Dort in Oprah’s America | Joel E. Kim 

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PLENARY II: Why Dort Happened, or Why Arminius Is Not the Hero of the Story | W. Robert Godfrey 

We will consider the historical and theological background to the synod, examining particularly the role of Arminius.  We will see that Arminius does not deserve his modern reputation as a victim of mean Calvinists, and that the synod was necessary to save the Reformation.

PLENARY III: A Real Atonement for Real Sinners | Michael S. Horton

Did Jesus make salvation possible for all or did he actually save his people from their sins?  Although many Christians claim to be “4-Point Calvinists,” the “L” in TULIP (“Limited Atonement”) is indispensable.  It’s not the result merely of systematic coherence but of scriptural teaching.  Furthermore, your view on this doctrine reflects broader assumptions about sin and redemption.  Only hypothetical sinners need a hypothetical atonement.  

PLENARY IV:  Unconditional Election and the Free Offer of the Gospel | R. Scott Clark

Description coming!

PLENARY V: Dort and the Holy Exercises of Piety | Charles K. Telfer

Description coming!