Confessing the Faith

Dr. Chad B. Van Dixhoorn visits Christ the Center to speak about his forthcoming book, Confessing the Faith: A Reader’s Guide to the Westminster Confession (Banner of Truth Trust, 2014). The book is a thorough help for understanding the Westminster Confession, useful for pastors and for Christians seeking to deepen their knowledge of Reformed doctrine. Today, Dr. Van Dixhoorn discusses questions concerning the Confession’s treatment of the doctrine of Scripture, of Salvation, of the Church, and more.

Dr. Van Dixhoorn is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM) and the University of Cambridge (PhD). He has taught theology at the University of Nottingham, and has held three fellowships at the University of Cambridge, where he has researched the history and theology of the Westminster assembly and taught on the subject of Puritanism. A former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, in 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Van Dixhoorn has lectured at RTS DC since 2008 where he teaches church history and practical theology. Van Dixhoorn has served as associate minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church and Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, VA, where he preaches weekly. He and his wife Emily have five children. He is also the editor of The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643–1653 and he was featured on Christ the Center episode 134.

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Jeff Downs

6 years ago

Thanks for this program. I have the privilege of teaching a course this fall for Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary – a seminary in a prison in Indiana.

I’d like to get a copy of the PDF of the book. 🙂

Glen Clary

6 years ago

Thanks, Chad, for your work on the Assembly and its Standards. This is excellent material and very helpful for our church.

Tim H.

6 years ago

Maybe I missed it. Do we know when this is coming out?


6 years ago

What translation of the Bible does Mr Van Dixhoorn use in this commentary (when not quoting scripture proofs from the Confession- assuming he quotes the original ones)?


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