Each year, Dr. Willborn gives a weeklong intensive course on Presbyterian Theology in the American 19th Century. This year, the course will take place on August 5-9.
Dr. C.N. Willborn is adjunct professor of Church History and a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He holds degrees from Tennessee Technical University (BS), Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Westminster Theological Seminary (PhD). He has pastored churches in the southeastern United States since 1985, and has been at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN since 2009.
Dr. Willborn did his PhD research on the life and ministry of John Lafayette Girardeau, who figures prominently in this class. In addition to his labors in the classroom and in the pulpit, Dr. Willborn also serves the church as Associate Editor for The Confessional Presbyterian Journal, a role he has played since 2010.
A consideration of the theological stances and contributions of Presbyterian scholars from the Southern United States in relation tot he broader American Presbyterian scene. Contributions and developments include the doctrine of adoption, ecclesiology, the office of deacon, biblical theology, and covenant theology. This is an expansion of the old Southern Presbyterian Theology course and concentrates on the 19th century, with two days of lectures in Columbia and Charleston (overnight accommodations in Charleston required) at historic Presbyterian sites.
To enjoy theology by expanding our appreciation of biblical and systematic theology as it was expounded by the select American Presbyterians of the 19th century. As we consider their views, expositions, and contributions to the knowledge and love of God, we shall find a more central home from theology in our faith and practice – both in our lives and in our churches.
How to Register
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