Thursday, August 06, 2009

God Exposed at SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and 9 Marks Ministry are teaming up the Fall to offer the 1st of 9 conferences over the next 9 years. Scheduled for September 25-26, 2009, "God Exposed" is the theme of this year's conference will call pastors and church leader to embrace and defend expositional preaching as a means to strengthen and grow the church. Among the speakers are CJ Mahaney, Mark Dever, Danny Akin and Thabiti Anyabwile.

For more information on the schedule and registration, follow the link above.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Upcoming conferences

One of the evidences of the doctrinal reformation that we are in is the proliferation of doctrinally sound conferences over the last two decades. Dozens of such conferences are held each year across the USA. Two years ago a friend counted over 5o that were scheduled within a 12 month span. While conferences are far from the the essence of reformation, they do provide something of a barometer to measure the growing interest in the doctrines of grace in our day.

Following is information on two of meetings that will be held this week.

The Southwest Founders Conference will meet Sept. 25-27 at Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas. The theme is "Growing the Local Church." I am scheduled to speak 4 times. If you are in the area, come by and say hello. Andrew Nicewander plans to live-blog the conference, so check his blog if you are interested in the notes and info on the audio. I may try to "live-twitter" it. ;-)

The Evangelical Forum will host a leadership conference for Pastors and Laymen Sept. 26-27 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The theme is "Of God and Of the Holy Trinity." Joseph Pipa and Bruce Ware will be the speakers.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

John 3:16 Conference

Jerry Vines Ministries is hosting a "John 3:16 Conference" at First Baptist Church, Woodstock on November 6-7, 2008. While the final schedule of the meetings will be posted later, according to the website, the following lineup is listed.
  • John 3:16 - Dr. Jerry Vines
  • John 3:16 to the entire world - Dr. Charles Stanley
  • Total Depravity - Dr. Paige Patterson
  • Unconditional Election - Dr. Richard Land
  • Limited Atonement - Dr. David Allen
  • Irresistible Grace - Dr. Steve Lemke
  • Perseverance of the Saints - Dr. Ken Keathley
No explanation or elaboration is given about the rationale for the conference. All of the speakers are gifted, competent ministers. Hopefully the messages will be made available online. This has the potential to be one of the best contemporary engagements of the so-called five points of Calvinism by those who, generally, disagree with them (or at least most of them).

While, given what I know about the preachers, I do not expect to agree with many of their conclusions, I welcome this kind of theological dialogue. Isn't it great that Southern Baptists are talking about important matters of biblical theology rather than whether or not to ordain homosexual men to the gospel ministry?

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Timmy Brister blogs True Church Conference

Timmy Brister, host and author of Provocations and Pantings, will live blog the True Church Conference First Baptist Church of Muscle Shoals, Alabama beginning today. The conference looks great and certainly is addressing one of the most pressing needs of our day. Check it out.

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