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, “100 Years of Christianity and Liberalism: J. Gresham Machen’s Theological Legacy.” This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism. We will take the opportunity to consider his unique contributions by exploring several covenantal and eschatological themes he identified throughout the Old and New Testaments.

While we encourage you to attend in-person as it is a much richer experience and provides deeper connections with our speakers and other attendees, we realize not everyone will be able to make the trip. This year we are going beyond a simple livestream with an immersive online event experience.


Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church
18215 W, IL-120
Grayslake, IL 60030

Phone: (847) 752–8108


Saturday, October 7th

  • 8:00–9:00 am — Registration
  • 9:00–10:00 am — First Plenary Address
  • 10:30–11:30 am — Second Plenary Address
  • 11:45–12:45 pm — Lunch
  • 1:00–2:00 pm — Third Plenary Address
  • 2:30–3:30 pm — Fourth Plenary Address
  • 3:30–4:00 pm — Concluding Comments, Questions, and Answers

Sunday, October 8th

  • 9:30–10:45 am — Morning Worship
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm — Fellowship Meal

Pre-Conference Events

On the evening of Friday, October 5, 2023, we will host a special reception at the new Reformed Forum headquarters in Libertyville, Illinois. An additional ticket is required for the pre-conference.

October 6, 2023

4:30 pm–TBD

Reformed Forum
1585 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 113
Libertyville, IL 60048

Nearby Hotel Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville
2061 Shell Dr.
Libertyville, IL 60048
+1 (847) 680–8828

Comfort Suites
1775 E Belvidere Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
+1 (847) 223–5050


Darryl G. Hart

Darryl G. Hart is associate professor of history at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Camden Bucey

Camden Bucey is executive director of Reformed Forum and historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is the author of Karl Rahner (Great Thinkers) and Lamentations, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah: A 12-Week Study.

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.

Jim Cassidy

Jim Cassidy is pastor of South Austin OPC in South Austin, Texas and the president of the Reformed Forum board of directors. He is the author of
God’s Time for Us: Barth’s Reconciliation of Eternity and Time in Jesus Christ.

Contact Us

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