Dr. Richard Pratt to Deliver Reformation Day Lectures

Covenant College is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Pratt to campus to deliver Covenant’s annual Reformation Day Lectures. This year, these lectures are a part of the College’s series marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Pratt’s lectures will take place in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel on Covenant’s campus on October 30 and 31, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. and will be live streamed at covenant.edu/stream. He will also lecture on October 30 at 4:00 p.m. All three lectures are free and open to the public.

 

Dr. Pratt is the president of Third Millennium Ministries, which was founded to train Christian leaders around the world. Dr. Pratt taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and Orlando, FL, for 21 years. He chaired the Old Testament Department at the Orlando campus. He received his BA from Roanoke College, his MDiv from Union Theological Seminary, and his ThD from Harvard University. Dr. Pratt was the general editor for the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible. His books include Every Thought Captive, Pray With Your Eyes Open, Designed for Dignity, and He Gave Us Stories.

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Rebellion, Submission: Reformation and the King”

Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

“Reformation and Love”

Sanderson Hall 215

4:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“This World, That World: Formation and the Kingdom”

Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

 

“While we are having talks on Reformation themes this year, for these Reformation Day Lectures we wanted to do something a bit different,” said Dr. Kelly Kapic, professor of theological studies at Covenant College. “So we asked Richard Pratt to come address us, not focused on the past, but instead to help imagine what the Reformation might mean for us today and as we look to the next 500 years. Put differently, let’s think about the Reformation in some non-Western-focused ways, in a way that is more missional rather than merely historical. 

 

“An excellent Old Testament scholar and seminary professor, Richard Pratt is a great person to lead us through such thinking. He has devoted the past two decades of his life work to the global Church, seeking to serve alongside believers around the world. He is especially interested in expanding biblical and theological education in places where it is so hard to get quality training.”