Grace Defined and Defended: The Continuing Relevance of the Canons of Dort 400 Years Later

Stream or download the audio recording from this breakout session titled Grace Defined and Defended: The Continuing Relevance of the Canons of Dort 400 Years Later with Kevin DeYoung that was delivered at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Words mattered to Paul. He was never content to casually speak the same vocabulary as his opponents, if he knew they were using different dictionaries. He understood that people can champion grace, laud grace, and celebrate grace, while still losing all that makes grace grace. The Canons of Dort are about the nature of grace—supernatural, unilateral, sovereign, effecting, redeeming, resurrecting grace, with all of its angularity, all of its offense to human pride, and all of its comfort for the weary soul. That’s what Dort wanted to settle. That’s what they were jealous to protect. Some words are worth the most careful definitions, just as some truths are too precious not to defend.