Fall Lecture Series

Join the Mid-America Seminary  community on November 10-11 as Dr. Chad van Dixhoorn presents a series of lectures on the long-term influence of the Westminster Assembly in the Presbytery and Reformed world. Dr. Van Dixhoorn (PhD) teaches ecclesiastical history and practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington DC. Formerly a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, he currently retains a visiting research fellowship at the college. Dr Van Dixhoorn is the editor of the Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, a five-volume work published by Oxford University Press (2012). In 2014 Banner of Truth Trust published Van Dixhoorn's second work, Confessing the Faith: a reader's guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Van Dixhoorn received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He received theological training at Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM) and is a graduate of Huron College, The University of Western Ontario (BA). He was a member of the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge from 2004-2008, he held three fellowships at Wolfson College, Cambridge, from 2004-2013, and he has taught history and theology at universities and seminaries in the UK and United States. Since 2013 Van Dixhoorn has served as an honorary research fellow in the School of History at the University of East Anglia, UK, advising Dr. Polly Ha as she produces a significant edition of early presbyterian texts to be published by Oxford University Press.


Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 1:30 pm:
"God's Ambassadors: the Westminster Assembly and the reformation of preaching"

Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 8:30 am:
"God's Shepherds: the Westminster Assembly and the battle for church discipline"

Wednesday, Nov. 11 @ 10:30 am:
"God's Physicians: models of pastoral care and neglect at the Westminster Assembly"


These lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For those who wish to attend but are unable to come to campus, click here to register to live-stream the class via the internet.