Senior Research Fellow

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

Senior Research Fellow

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary.Cornelius Plantinga Jr. (aka Neal Plantinga) teaches a course annually in Calvin College (he was Dean of the Chapel from 1996 to 2001) and in Calvin Theological Seminary (he was a professor there from 1979 to 1996 and President from 2001 to 2011).  He writes for the Worship Institute and participates in its major events as a speaker or as a host for other speakers.  In connection with The Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, and with its Director, Scott Hoezee or with Hulitt Gloer, Neal cohosts  seminars for preachers on reading for preaching—i.e., on how a program of general reading (stories, biographies, print journalism) can help the preacher become a better one.  His current book project is on that topic.

Neal preaches and speaks regularly and also writes articles and books.

Neal is married to Kathleen.  They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. 

Last Updated: 08/29/2011

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