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Reformed Academy

Reformed Academy is a vehicle through which Reformed Forum may support the church in her charge of presenting every person mature in Christ (Col. 1:28).

While our podcasts and articles also serve this basic mission, Reformed Academy seeks to provide educational guidance through a structured learning environment. Students may enroll in courses, watch videos, study suggested books and articles, complete assessments, interact with other students, and engage our faculty.

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Reformed Academy is for anyone who desires to grow in their understanding of Scripture and the theology that faithfully summarizes its teachings. We are actively developing theological curricula for people new to the Reformed tradition all the way to church officers and post-doctoral students.

Browse our list of courses below. Consult this page occasionally or subscribe to our email newsletter, since our faculty are actively developing new courses. After you register and begin your studies, please submit feedback about your experience. This will assist us in providing the best learning environment for all students.



The Theology of Calvin’s Institutes (Books 1–2)

Taught by Dr. Carlton Wynne, this course aims to assist the church in reading and understanding the 1559 edition of the Reformer John Calvin’s magnum opus, his Institutes of the Christian Religion.


Introduction to the Pentateuch

Taught by Dr. Mark Winder, this course provides a nontechnical, Christ-centered introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament.


The Trinitarian Theology of Thomas Aquinas

Dr. Lane G. Tipton offers a sustained exposition of the Trinitarian structure of Thomas Aquinas's theology, emphasizing that his entire body of work is governed by the concept of exitus (departure) and reditus (return) in the context of divine and human processions.


Exploring 1 Peter: Ethics at the End of All Things

Taught by Dr. Kevin Chiarot, this course is an exposition of the apostle Peter’s first letter to the suffering Christians scattered throughout Asia Minor.


Van Til and Idealism

In the eighth and final course of our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, Dr. Lane Tipton examines Van Til's exposition and critique of Transcendental Idealism (Kant) and Absolute Idealism (Hegel).


The Gospel of John: A Study in the Truth (Chapters 1–10)

Dr. Jim Cassidy teaches an overview of the Gospel of John that unpacks key themes (e.g., truth), which will help students in their Christ-centered interpretation of the book as a whole.


Van Til and Barth: A Confessionally Reformed Critique

In the seventh course of our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, Dr. Jim Cassidy and Dr. Lane Tipton offer extensive exposition and sustained theological critique of Karl Barth from a confessionally Reformed perspective.


Christology, Redemptive History, and Hermeneutics

In the sixth course of our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, Dr. Lane G. Tipton explores Van Til's doctrine of the person and work of Christ in polemical engagement with modern christological alternatives.


The Book of Job

Dr. Jim Cassidy teaches an overview of the book of Job and its theology, giving special attention to its redemptive-historical and canonical context.


Exploring 2 Peter: The Promise and the Path

Taught by Rev. Daniel Ragusa, this course explores 2 Peter with special attention to Peter’s use of redemptive history in his depiction and defense of the Christian life as oriented toward Christ and the future.


Van Til’s Apologetic Method

In the fifth course of our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, Dr. Lane G. Tipton explores Cornelius Van Til’s distinctive presuppositional or transcendental approach to defending Christian Theism as a unit.


Common Grace and the Antithesis

Taught by Dr. Lane G. Tipton, this fourth course in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics is designed to enable students to understand and express the reformed doctrine of common grace and the antithesis between the believer and the unbeliever in light of the theology of Cornelius Van Til.


Zephaniah’s Protology in Eschatology: A Major Theme in a Minor Prophet

Taught by Dr. Mark Winder, this course explores the book of Zephaniah in its context, demonstrating how the prophet utilizes protological themes to construct an eschatological picture pointing to the great Day of the Lord.


Machen and the Presbyterian Controversy

Taught by Dr. Darryl G. Hart, this course in church history explores the life and legacy of J. Gresham Machen, fighter of the good fight of faith during the Presbyterian controversy of the 1920s and 30s.


Van Til’s Doctrine of Revelation

In the third course in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, Lane G. Tipton unpacks Van Til's doctrine of revelation from both the divine and human sides, contrasting the distinctly Reformed conception of nature and Scripture with Romanist and Modernist errors.


The Westminster Shorter Catechism (Qs. 39–107)

In the second part of his series on the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Dr. Jim Cassidy teaches the basics of Christian doctrine through the introductory catechism formulated at the Westminster Assembly (1643–1653).


Union with Christ: The Benefits of His Suffering and Glory

Taught by Dr. Lane Tipton, this course aims to build up the saints in their understanding of two basic features of Reformed theology, redemption accomplished and redemption applied.


Van Til’s Trinitarian Theology

In the second course in our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics, Dr. Lane Tipton equips students to critically engage central issues in trinitarian theology, focusing on the architectonic significance of the Trinity both in Van Til’s theology and apologetics.


Introduction to the Theology and Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til

Dr. Lane Tipton investigates the context, structure, and significance of Cornelius Van Til’s theology and apologetics in the first course of our Fellowship in Reformed Apologetics.


Foundations of Covenant Theology

Dr. Lane Tipton skillfully unfolds God’s plan and purpose to reveal his glory in all of creation and bring his image bearers into his presence that they would worship him forever.

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