Clarity Fund 2019 Summer Seminar
on the Clarity of General Revelation Application
When: July 8-13, 2019
Cost: Free! Accepted participants will receive a seminar package which includes single-occupancy lodging and meals. Partial travel assistance may be offered depending on availability and need.
Application Deadline: March 31
- Clarity Fund's Seminar on the Clarity of General Revelation is a five-day seminar offering intensive training and discussion on the necessity of natural theology and the study of general revelation (Romans 1: 18-20; Romans 2: 14-15). Historic Christianity maintains that it is clear that God exists so that unbelief is without excuse and that the knowledge of the glory of God is our chief end. This is the basis for understanding sin as not seeking, not understanding, and not doing what is right. The Clarity of General Revelation (GR) and the reality of sin are the basis of our need for Christ as redeemer through whom we have eternal life which is the knowledge of God (John 17:3).
- There is a Natural Moral Law which is clear because it is grounded in human nature (GR). This Natural Moral Law is the same in content as what is given in the Ten Commandments from special revelation (SR). This seminar will show how the Natural Moral Law given in SR is known from GR.
- Examining the reading material sent to accepted students and at the seminar, students will explore the fundamental principles and premises that inform and guide epistemology, metaphysics and ethics in a general revelation context.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
- The seminar is open to seminarians and graduate students in philosophy, religious studies, humanities, political science and law as well as advanced undergraduates wishing to pursue graduate studies in similar disciplines. It is also open to Christian high school teachers in the humanities/philosophy and Bible classes and to college/seminary professors desiring to be challenged in the study of natural theology and the rational justification for the natural moral law. Applications are also welcome from pastors who recognize the need to bring the historic Christian principle of clarity and inexcusability to their congregations.
- A significant amount of time and resources have gone into making the seminar an intellectually profitable time for everyone. The expectation is that participants have read all the assigned reading materials before coming to the seminar, that participants attend all sessions, and that participants contribute thoughtfully with questions and comments throughout the five-day period. Reading materials will be sent to all applicants accepted into the seminar.