Summer Reformation Lecture Series
We will host four lectures focusing on ways in which the practices of the church were reshaped by biblical teaching in the 16th century. All the lectures will be held in the Reformation Chapel at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando located at 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801. Lectures are free and open to the public.
Dr. David Swanson | Monday, June 12 | 7:00-8:30pm
Dr. David Swanson will present a lecture entitled “Reforming Preaching” that addresses the ways in which the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century recast the significance of biblical preaching and reshaped its practice in line with basic evangelical commitments. A time of discussion will follow the lecture.
The lecture will be held 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12 in the Reformation Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Directions may be found here, and free parking (when validated at the church desk) can be found here. The event is free and open to the public.
The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Prior to his arrival in Orlando, he served two pastorates: the first in Signal Mountain, TN as an Associate for both youth ministry and discipleship; the second in Ft. Myers, FL as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. He and his wife, Leigh, have three children: John David, Alex, and Kaylee. His sermons, articles and several books may be found at www.daviddswanson.com.
This will be the first in a series of Summer Reformation Lectures presented by Reformed Theological Seminary in this year where we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. For more events marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, visit the RTS website.
In October 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 theses for public disputation, drawing widespread attention to facets of the Christian religion deeply in need of reform. Over the years that followed, he and other reformers explored the work of Christ, the reality of grace, and the rule of God’s Word with a penetrating insight unrivaled in church history. RTS traces its lineage through centuries of faithful men and women who have entrusted themselves to the God of the gospel and sought to follow the inerrant teaching of God’s Word, commending that gospel and Word to the nations. We celebrate the way in which God moved half a millennium ago through leaders such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other reformers to bring a greater alertness to the wonders of Christ, the greatness of grace, and the authority of the Holy Scripture.