Seminary Lectures and Conferences

Calvin Theological Seminary is a premier Reformed seminary, engaging theological discussion and nurturing Christian leaders not only in the classroom but also through public events such as lectures and conferences. You are warmly invited to join us in these summits of thought leadership, community connection, and theological training.

Center for Excellence in Preaching Seminars

The Center for Excellence in Preaching’s mission is to provide pastors with fresh and vibrant resources to enhance their preaching. As an extension of their mission, the center regularly hosts seminars and events, open to the public. To learn more or register today, visit the CEP event page.

Meeter Center Events

The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, a research center specializing in John Calvin, Calvinism, the Reformation, and Early Modern Studies, features regular lectures and events focused on Reformed history.

Stay up to date on Meeter Center events, brought to you by this shared center of Calvin Theological Seminary and Calvin University.

Worship Symposium

All are warmly invited to this annual in-person learning experience in Grand Rapids, Michigan, around key topics and themes in worship and the Christian life. Some sessions are also live-streamed for wider viewing. Join with participants from around the world to learn and connect together.

The Calvin Symposium on Worship is co-sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) of Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary, and the Center for Excellence in Preaching of Calvin Theological Seminary.

Register for the symposium and explore other CICW events on their event page.

Stob Lectures

Ethics, Apologetics, and Philosophical Theology

The Stob Lecture is an annual event of Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary, held in honor of Dr. Henry J. Stob. The long standing lecture series hosts speakers in the fields of ethics, apologetics, and philosophical theology.

History of Stob Lectures

Originally called the “Stob Lectureship”, the Stob Lecture Series was signed into being in 1985 as a collaboration between Calvin Theological Seminary and Calvin University. The annual Stob Lectureship was designed to bring to the campus in either the fall or spring semester of each year an established or promising scholar for the delivery of two “Stob Lectures” to a campus audience consisting of professors, students and other interested persons. The chosen lecturer would have a notable academic reputation in the fields of philosophy, ethics, and/or theology; resonate with the Reformed and Christian perspectives embodied by the life and work of Dr. Henry Stob; and have the ability to communicate effectively to a general audience.

In 2017, the annual Stob Lecture was incorporated for the first time within the lineup of speakers of the January Series of Calvin University. Speakers would do a large, public lecture as part of the January Series of Calvin University. This change created the Stob Lecture Colloquium. Hosted at Calvin Seminary, the colloquium would provide more insight from the earlier lecture, with the speaker engaging in a question-and-answer format with a faculty member from Calvin Seminary or University.

The 2024 Stob Lecture Colloquium speaker is Dr. Lydia Dugdale.

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