In the World but Not of the World:
A Reformed Two Kingdoms Perspective on Christianity and Culture

Speaker: Dr. David VanDrunen

Friday-Saturday, February 20-21, 2015


Topic Description: Throughout the history of the church, Christians have wrestled with the question of how to live faithful, godly, and productive lives in the midst of a fallen world. In their best moments, Christians have tried to keep a proper balance between being active and responsible citizens of their earthly communities and maintaining their identity as sojourners whose ultimate citizenship is in Christ's heavenly kingdom. In part to address such issues, the Protestant Reformers developed the doctrine of the two kingdoms. These lectures will seek to explore this doctrine, to show its biblical basis, and to describe its great practicality for navigating many challenges of the Christian life in the early twenty-first century. 

SpeakerDavid VanDrunen is an ordained minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a licensed attorney. Since 2001 he has taught at West
minster Seminary California, where he serves as the Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics. He is the author or editor of nine books, including
Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Case for Christianity and Culture. 

Audio: Recordings of all the session are available here, or you may click on the individual sessions below.

Lecture 1: Christian Identity in a Fallen World: The Search for a Solution

Lecture 2: Living in God's Two Kingdoms: Old Testament

Lecture 3: Living in God's Two Kingdoms: New Testament

Lecture 4: Church, Vocation, Politics: The Practicality of the Two Kingdoms

Lecture 5: Q&A

Photos: Photos from the 2015 MRTC are available online here.