“What is your only comfort in life and in death?” The Reformation was provoked by that question. Our lives are driven by it. People look for comfort in all sorts of places, but find superficial and short-lived parodies of God’s comfort in the gospel of his Son.
This is the first question of the Heidelberg Catechism, whose 450th Anniversary I’ll be celebrating in Heidelberg, Germany, with brothers and sisters who still find comfort in the message that this amazing instrument has conveyed to generations of Christians in every part of the world. The celebration includes talks from experts on the history and content of the Catechism as well as pastors from various countries. We’ll even have a chance to visit the university where the Catechism’s author, Zacharius Ursinus, was professor, and the Church of the Holy Ghost, where Caspar Olevianus was the pastor. Besides, it’s a charming, romantic, and majestic city with a rich history that is apparent from every angle. Whether hearing talks, strolling along the Rhine with its lush hills, vineyards, and castles, or enjoying the Palatine cuisine, it will be a memorable time.
It’s open to the public! So please join me. I’d love to share with friends this opportunity to give thanks to God for a gift that keeps on giving.
Heidelberg Conference on Reformed Theology
July 18-21, 2013
Conference fee ranges from $100 – $200