Herman Bavinck Introduced by Ron Gleason

Reformed Dogmatics (4 Volume Set)If you poke around Reformed circles you’re eventually going to hear about a man named Herman Bavinck. If you don’t know who he is, well, join the crowd. However, he seems to be a man worth knowing.

Herman Bavinck is a Dutch Reformed pastor of the late 19th, early 20th centuries, who wrote what many consider to be the best Reformed systematic theology in print. Bavinck is solid, balanced, and very well informed.

Being Dutch, his works have not been translated into English until very recently, and hence, the new notariety for Bavinck. As one of the panelists said, even though he can read Dutch and wrestle through Bavinck’s work in Dutch, having it in English is a gold mine.

Ron Gleason, pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Yorba Linda, California, and co-editor of the book Reformed or Conforming, is currently finishing a soon to be published biography of this man Herman Bavinck. His discussion with the folks at Christ the Center provides a very intriquing picture of this man and his work.

The interview begins with Gleason talking about his work on the book Reformed or Conforming.

Ron Gleason Interview on Herman Bavinck mp3 >>>

A Pearl and a Leaven: Herman Bavinck for the 21st Century Conference

Calvin Seminary hosted a conference this past September which reflected the life and teaching of Herman Bavinck, who was a contemporary of B. B. Warfield.  There are 13 messages to the conference.  I have not listened to any of these messages yet, as I have an iPod full of material at the moment, but I will be checking this out soon.

Unfortunately these lectures are in Real Audio Media format.

A Pearl and a Leaven audio >>>

There is also an interview on file at Reformed Forum, interviewing Dr. Ron Gleason who has a biography soon to be published on Bavinck.

Interview with Dr. Ron Gleason mp3 >>>