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The Importance of Cornelius Van Til for Today

Camden Bucey recently lectured on “The Importance of Van Til for Today” for the OPC’s Presbytery of Michigan and Ontario at Harvest OPC in Wyoming, MI. Jim Cassidy and Camden discuss the main points of the lecture before we turn to a recording of the lecture and its accompanying Q&A session.

Cornelius Van Til (1895–1987) has shaped the field of Reformed apologetics, drawing upon the strengths of Old Amsterdam and Old Princeton. But his impact extends beyond apologetics, affecting broader theological discussions and the identity of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In this lecture, we explore the enduring relevance of Van Til’s work and thought, analyzing his theological contributions against the backdrop of his historical context while tracing their resonance in our own.

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  • 00:00:07 Introduction
  • 00:03:13 The Importance of Van Til for Today
  • 00:09:20 Previewing the Main Points of the Lecture
  • 00:24:50 Darryl G. Hart Introduction
  • 00:26:47 Camden Bucey Introduction
  • 00:31:20 Confessional Faithfulness
  • 00:50:28 A Distinctly Reformed Witness
  • 01:02:47 Doctrine of God
  • 01:29:09 Questions and Answers
  • 01:47:13 Conclusion

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