2021 Theology Conference

The Promise of Life

God’s Plan for His People in the Covenant of Works

Join us October 8–9, 2021 at Providence OPC in Pflugerville, Texas for our annual theology conference.

After a year off, we cannot wait to get back together. We will explore God’s purpose for his people in the covenant of works and how Christ now secures that blessed future in our place.

Pflugerville, Texas

October 8–9


This year, we will consider, “The Promise of Life: God’s Plan for His People in the Covenant of Works.” In contrast to Roman Catholic, modernist, and evangelical approaches, we will explore a thoroughly Reformed understanding of God’s relationship to Adam as he was created. We will learn how Jesus Christ ultimately brings us to the glorious future which God originally offered to Adam in the garden of Eden.


Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church

17712 N Heatherwilde Blvd
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Phone: (512) 989–3500


Saturday, October 8th

  • 8:00–9:00 am — Registration
  • 9:00–10:00 am — Camden Bucey, Nature, Grace, and Covenant: The Deeper Protestant Conception and Twentieth Century Roman Catholicism
  • 10:30–11:30 am — Danny Olinger, Geerhardus Vos and the Covenant of Works
  • 11:45–12:45 pm — Lunch
  • 1:00–2:00 pm — Jim Cassidy, “This is a Myth”: Barth’s Rejection of the Covenant of Works
  • 2:30–3:30 pm — Lane Tipton, The Glory-Spirit, the Image of God, and the Covenant
  • 3:30–4:00 pm — Jim Cassidy, Conclusion

Sunday, October 9th — Pflugerville

Providence Presbyterian Church
17712 N Heatherwilde Blvd
Pflugerville, TX 78660

  • 10:00–10:45 am — Sunday School
  • 11:00 am–12:00 pm — Morning Worship


Sunday, October 9th — South Austin

South Austin Presbyterian Church
7103 Oak Meadow Drive
Austin, TX 78736

  • 10:00 am — Morning Worship
  • 11:30 am — Sunday school

VIP Dinner

We will host a special dinner and lecture at Jack Allen’s Kitchen (Oak Hill location) on the evening of Friday, October 8, 2021. A cocktail hour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Hotel Accommodations

Discounted room rates are available at the Hampton Inn Austin-Round Rock.

Group Name: Reformed Forum Room Block
Group Code: RFG
Check-in: October 7, 2021
Check-out: October 10, 2021

Hampton Inn Austin-Round Rock
100 Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 634–2404


Danny Olinger

Rev. Olinger serves as General Secretary for the Committee on Christian Education for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is the author of Geerhardus Vos: Reformed Biblical Theology, Confessional Presbyterian.

Jim Cassidy

Jim is the pastor of South Austin Presbyterian Church. He is the author of God’s Time for Us (Lexham Press) and has taught a course on The Westminster Shorter Catechism, which is available through Reformed Academy.

Lane Tipton

Dr. Tipton serves as pastor of Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Easton, Pennsylvania and fellow of biblical and systematic theology at Reformed Forum. He is the author of Foundations of Covenant Theology and has taught several courses available through Reformed Academy.

Camden Bucey

Camden is a minister at Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois and executive director of Reformed Forum. He is the author of Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: A 12-Week Study (Crossway) and Karl Rahner: Great Thinkers (P&R Publishing). His course, Introduction to Covenant Theology, is available through Reformed Academy.

Additional speakers to be announced.

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