Reviving the Black Church

H.B. Charles joins Mark Dever and Thabiti Anyabwile to discuss Thabiti’s latest book, “Reviving the Black Church.” What might the larger body of Christ glean from the strengths of the black church? What might we think about monochromatic churches given what Revelation depicts about God’s kingdom? As pastor H.B. says, “biblical discipleship is committed to reaching all the nations.”


Speakers

H.B. Charles

H.B. Charles is the Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, where he has served since 2008. H.B. is the author (or contributing author) of several books including: It Happens After Prayer, On Preaching, On Pastoring, The Difference Jesus Make, and Power in the Pulpit. H.B. is married to the girl of his dreams, Crystal, and they have three children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.

Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.

Thabiti Anyabwile

Thabiti Anyabwile is the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Thabiti served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman for seven years. He is a native of Lexington, North Carolina. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. He is the author of Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence, The Decline of African-American Theology, The Life of God in the soul of the Church, Finding Faithful Elders & Deacons, and What is a Healthy Church Member?. He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of three children. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, he enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.

Canadians Together for the Gospel

Speakers: Clint Humfrey, Ryan Fullerton Year: 2016 Session: Gatherings

The main goal of this discussion and time is to connect like-minded Canadian brothers and sisters. What are the specific gospel needs that challenge Canadian churches? What are encouragements that we can glean from the work the Lord is doing in the north?


Speakers

Clint Humfrey

Clint has been the senior pastor of Calvary Grace Church since it was planted in 2006. He is a Lead Mentor for Union School of Theology and a Council Member for The Gospel Coalition Canada. Clint and his wife Christel live with their three sons near Calgary, Canada.

Ryan Fullerton

Ryan Fullerton was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up all over western Canada. Throughout his teen years, he pursued political causes to make him feel righteous, and then drugs and sex to make him feel happy. Thankfully, when he was 21 he found his righteousness was a joke and his happiness had turned sour. Through the simple and intelligent witness of his step-mom, he came to trust Jesus Christ late in the evening just before Good Friday in 1995. Shortly after his conversion, he studied at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta, and then at Tyndale College in Toronto, Ontario. In Toronto, Ryan worked in an inner city church under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Beck. He also met the lovely Christy Joy Teal who became Christy Joy Fullerton shortly after their graduation from college. The next eight years were a whirlwind and included drilling for oil, pastoring a church in a town with a population of 311, having four children (Jordana, Luke, James, and Christopher), starting seminary, stopping seminary, and becoming the Lead Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.

Hymns and Congregational Singing

Speakers: Keith Getty Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

Martin Luther believed that congregational singing was absolutely critical to every part of what The Reformation was about. Why would Luther not let a man to preach or teach if he did not know the power of sacred music? Why is singing not only a command but a joy and a privilege? And what does this mean for the local church? Join Keith Getty as he discusses these issues and others.


Speaker

Keith Getty occupies a unique space in the world of music today as a preeminent modern hymn writer. Keith and his wife Kristyn have written hymns that are used increasingly both in contemporary and traditional circles, being included in most modern hymnbooks (with a number of these now listing “Getty” as the most-featured composers), while in the more contemporary church, more than 60 of their songs are featured on top 2,000 CCLI charts between the UK and USA. Keith and Kristyn live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their daughters, Eliza Joy, Charlotte, and Grace.

The Reformation and Racial Reconciliation

Speakers: Jemar Tisby, Ligon Duncan Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

How might we think through the history of race, reformed theology, and the Reformation? Given the sins of the past and the present, how might the body of Christ unite to represent the unity of God and the power of the gospel. Join Ligon Duncan and Jemar Tisby as they trace race theory, theological thought, and Christian practice and malpractice throughout history and the Scripture.


Speakers

Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby (B.A. Notre Dame; MDIV RTS Jackson) is the President and Co-Founder of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN) where he blogs about theology, race, and culture. He also co-hosts the podcast, Pass the Mic.

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan is Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv & MA); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children. Ligon has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books, most recently including: The Gospel As Center, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Preaching the Cross, Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, In My Place Condemned He Stood, and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?.

Acts 29

Speakers: Matt Chandler Year: 2016 Session: Gatherings

Why is Matt Chandler compelled by the Bible that the end game of missions and evangelism is always the establishment of a local congregation that is serious about the word of God and making disciples. In this breakout session, Chandler suggests that adoration for Christ leads to multiplication via evangelism and ultimately church planting. Any missions that doesn’t have as its end goal church planting is an exercise in futility. Rather than one ever increasing mega-church, God is after the planting of churches for his name. Join Matt Chandler here to learn about Acts29.


Speaker

Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor for teaching at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. He assumed this role in August 2002 after several years of serving on a local church staff and as an itinerant preacher. Matt is involved in church planting around Dallas and across the world through The Village Church and other partnerships such as Acts 29, at which he serves as president. He is the author of The Mingling of Souls, The Explicit Gospel, and Creature of the Word. He and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children in Highland Village, Texas.

The Pastor and Biblical Theology

Speakers: Jim Hamilton Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

How does pastoral ministry intersect with biblical theology? Starting from a testimony from “The Return of the King,” Jim Hamilton clarifies what biblical theology is and is not. Further, Hamilton looks at 1-2 Peter and Jude to exemplify what biblical theology is and how the undershepherd should understand it.


Speaker

James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He has written a biblical theology, God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment, as well as a short introduction to the topic, What Is Biblical Theology? Along with commentaries on Ezra–Nehemiah, Psalms (forthcoming), Song of Songs, John, and Revelation, he is the author of biblical theological studies of the book of Daniel, With the Clouds of Heaven (NSBT), a short book on Work (SSBT), and an even shorter children’s book, The Bible’s Big Story.

The Reliability of the Bible

Why can Christians fully trust in the reliability of the Scriptures? Simon Gathercole and Peter Williams discuss everything from ancient manuscripts to monuments and how these items testify to faithful transmission of the Scriptures.


Speakers

Peter Williams

Peter Williams received an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and is currently the Principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge. Dr. Williams is also the chair of the International Greek New Testament Project as well as a member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible. He recently published Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2018).

Simon Gathercole

Simon Gathercole's first degree was in Classics and Theology in Cambridge, after which he pursued doctoral research under the supervision of James D.G. Dunn in Durham. He also studied for short periods at the University of Tübingen and the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. He previously taught in the University of Aberdeen (2000-2007). He was editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament for a number of years and is now a co-editor of the journal Early Christianity.

Recovering the Role of the Local Church in Global Mission

Speakers: David Platt Year: 2016 Session: Breakout Session

David Platt speaks to the need for local churches to be at the center of global missions. How can local churches and missions entities partner together? Why should local churches be at the center of global missions in reaching the nations? In this breakout session, David prays for every listener to to pray however God wants them to, to give however much God wants them to, and to go wherever God wants them to at any cost.


Speaker

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical (Inc.), a global center for the unreached that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net. Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians. David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Day In Review

In this panel, the four founders of T4G gather as they did in 2006 to review the day, laugh, and dive into various theological issues. Having just viewed God’s grace to T4G over the past 10 years in this video, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, CJ Mahaney, and Mark Dever review God’s past faithfulness as they trust God for future grace. May we stand faithful and together in the gospel until our Lord’s return.


Speakers

Albert Mohler

R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, We Cannot Be Silent, The Conviction to Lead, He is Not Silent, Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, and Atheism Remix. He is married to Mary, and they have two children, and are the proud grandparents of Benjamin and Henry.

C.J. Mahaney

C.J. Mahaney serves as the Senior Pastor for Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and is the author of several books, including Living the Cross Centered Life, Humility: True Greatness, Don’t Waste Your Sports, and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. They reside in Louisville, Kentucky but C.J. cheers for his hometown teams the Washington Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, and University of Maryland basketball.

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan is Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv & MA); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children. Ligon has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books, most recently including: The Gospel As Center, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Preaching the Cross, Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, In My Place Condemned He Stood, and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?.

Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.

God’s Glory as the Base of our Courage (Romans 11:33-36)

Speakers: Matt Chandler Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

Matt Chandler only gets three words into this sermon’s text before stopping to exalt our sovereign God. Encouraging pastors to not bow to cultural pressures, Chandler exalts in the strength of God’s omnipotence. Chandler reviews a recent trip he took to Rome, where he saw how the world’s strongest empire—which tried to exterminate Christians—lies in ruins yet Christ’s reigns in victory. Thus, “Christian courage inflamed and informed by the glory of God will be the undoing of every empire against the kingdom of God.” Take heart, brothers and sisters.


Speaker

Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor for teaching at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. He assumed this role in August 2002 after several years of serving on a local church staff and as an itinerant preacher. Matt is involved in church planting around Dallas and across the world through The Village Church and other partnerships such as Acts 29, at which he serves as president. He is the author of The Mingling of Souls, The Explicit Gospel, and Creature of the Word. He and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children in Highland Village, Texas.

Martyrdom and Mission: Why Reformers Died In Their Day, How We Must Live In Ours

Speakers: David Platt Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

David Platt closed out T4G 2016 by reviewing the lives and deaths of martyrs from the Reformation and applying their theology of death and mission to the church today. Putting our pain in perspective, Platt reminded us that “your perspective of earthly embers changes when you remember that you have been saved from an eternal inferno.” Platt continues to call the church to hasten the day of her Lord’s return by continuing to share the gospel with the lost and the unreached.


Speaker

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical (Inc.), a global center for the unreached that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net. Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians. David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

The Reformation Began with Paul: Justification the Same Yesterday, Today & Forevermore

Speakers: Thabiti Anyabwile Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

We speak often of the Reformation recovering the doctrine of justification, which is fine and good, but that recovery was accomplished by the recovery of Scripture itself. This is important: We are not Reformed because the Reformers are our heroes. If we genuinely Reformed it’s because we believe that “Reformed” is an adequate summary of what the Bible teaches about key points of doctrine and a particular worldview. May God give us grace to be the kind of people who build our theology from the Bible up. May God’s word rule over us.


Speaker

Thabiti Anyabwile is the pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Thabiti served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman for seven years. He is a native of Lexington, North Carolina. Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. He is the author of Captivated: Beholding the Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence, The Decline of African-American Theology, The Life of God in the soul of the Church, Finding Faithful Elders & Deacons, and What is a Healthy Church Member?. He is the happy husband of Kristie and the adoring father of three children. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, he enjoys preaching, reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films.

Getting Out of Babylon Again: The Reformation We Need Today

In this panel, Mark Dever, John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, and Al Moher discuss the reform that is still needed in the church today. John Calvin once asked, “Everybody agrees that the church requires reform, but how urgent is that need?” At the very core of the church is the love for Christ that pastors ought to pray grows in their own lives and in the lives of their church members.


Speakers

Albert Mohler

R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, We Cannot Be Silent, The Conviction to Lead, He is Not Silent, Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, and Atheism Remix. He is married to Mary, and they have two children, and are the proud grandparents of Benjamin and Henry.

John MacArthur

John MacArthur is the president of The Master’s College and Seminary and featured teacher with Grace to You. In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John took the pastorate at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. Since completing his first best-selling book, The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, John has written hundreds of other books and study guides, including Our Sufficiency in Christ and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan is Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv & MA); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children. Ligon has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books, most recently including: The Gospel As Center, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Preaching the Cross, Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, In My Place Condemned He Stood, and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?.

Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.

We Have Only One Priest: The Reformation as a Revolution in Ministry. Acts 6:1-7

Speakers: Albert Mohler Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

The key question that kept Luther on his knees was this: How are sins forgiven? In this talk, Dr. Albert Mohler reviews how sins are forgiven in Christ and in Christ alone and how sinners are transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Martin Luther penned the 95 theses to make this truth clear.


Speaker

R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, We Cannot Be Silent, The Conviction to Lead, He is Not Silent, Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, and Atheism Remix. He is married to Mary, and they have two children, and are the proud grandparents of Benjamin and Henry.

Sustained in Suffering by the Saga of Job

Speakers: C.J. Mahaney Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

Normally, when we consider the Reformers, we consider the theological revolution they brought about; this consideration is good and right. One aspect of the Reformers we often skip over, however, is that these men were fundamentally pastors. As such, the Reformers lent great pastoral contributions that we can receive much encouragement from especially in the midst of our suffering. CJ Mahaney looks to the Reformation and to the book of Job for such encouragement.


Speaker

C.J. Mahaney serves as the Senior Pastor for Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and is the author of several books, including Living the Cross Centered Life, Humility: True Greatness, Don’t Waste Your Sports, and Sex, Romance and the Glory of God. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. They reside in Louisville, Kentucky but C.J. cheers for his hometown teams the Washington Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, and University of Maryland basketball.

The Reformation Meets “Trellis and Vine”

Speakers: Mark Dever, Phillip Jenson Year: 2016 Session: Panel Session

In this panel discussion, Phillip Jensen (author of the gospel tract, “Two Ways to Live”) and Mark Dever discuss the Reformation, the Catholic church, and other theological issues. Jensen contends that, “to say that the pope is the vicar of Christ is blasphemy; it’s a terrible error. The Holy Spirit is the vicar of Christ.” Why are the Catholic claims of the Pope blasphemy against the Father, the Son, and the Spirit?


Speakers

Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.

Phillip Jenson

Phillip Jensen’s varied ministry continues to have a lasting impact on countless individuals and through major organizations in Australia and worldwide. Since 1975 Phillip has pioneered many vibrant ministries while serving thousands in the role of pastor and teacher. To date, these ministries have been in the areas of training, university student work, church planting, and publishing of Christian resources. Phillip is married to Helen. They currently live in Sydney and have three adult children and 13 grandchildren.

Courage from the Reformation

In this panel, Albert Mohler, John Piper, Ligon Duncan, Kevin DeYoung, and Mark Dever share stories from the Reformation and biographies that can lend courage to believers today in the face of opposition. May God give us grace to learn from those who have gone before us in the faith, to follow their examples in so far as these brothers and sisters followed Christ.


Speakers

Albert Mohler

R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as the ninth president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler is a theologian and an ordained minister, having served as pastor and staff minister of several Southern Baptist churches. He came to the presidency of Southern Seminary from service as editor of The Christian Index, the oldest of the state papers serving the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Mohler is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, We Cannot Be Silent, The Conviction to Lead, He is Not Silent, Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, and Atheism Remix. He is married to Mary, and they have two children, and are the proud grandparents of Benjamin and Henry.

John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church (PCA) in Matthews, North Carolina and Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte). Prior to the summer of 2017, he pastored at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan (2004-2017). Kevin holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. in early modern history at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including The Biggest Story, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, and Just Do Something. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have eight children.

Ligon Duncan

Ligon Duncan is Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv & MA); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children. Ligon has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books, most recently including: The Gospel As Center, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Preaching the Cross, Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, In My Place Condemned He Stood, and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?.

Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Mark holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries. Mark has authored several books and articles, most recently, Compelling Community, Baptist Foundations, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, What is a Healthy Church?, and Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. He and his wife Connie live and minister on Capitol Hill. They have two adult children.

Why the Reformation is Not Over

Speakers: Ligon Duncan Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

Is the Reformation over? Ligon Duncan suggests that the Reformation is not over. In fact, “the issues that were the foundation of the Protestant Reformation are perennially important, and they’re especially important for us in our own day and time.” Giving historical consideration to those issues, Duncan shows how the issues at the bedrock of the Protestant Reformation apply to us and our churches today.


Speaker

Ligon Duncan is Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, and reared in a Christian home, he did his studies at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv & MA); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD). Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children. Ligon has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books, most recently including: The Gospel As Center, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Preaching the Cross, Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective, In My Place Condemned He Stood, and Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?.