The Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology returns to Greenville next month. Last year’s gathering was a tremendous blessing, and this year should prove to be another wonderful time of instruction, fellowship, and worship.
This year’s slate of speakers includes:
- Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. He has authored many books and recently spoke at commencement for Geneva Reformed Seminary in Greenville.
- Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, CA. He is editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation, a bi-monthly magazine.
- Cornel Venema, President and Professor of Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, IN.
- J. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, and a native of Greenville.
- Rick Phillips, Senior Minister of the host church, Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville.
This year’s topic is These Last Days: A Christian View of History. From the brochure:
How do we biblically understand our time as the final age of world history and what does it mean to our faith? This is the question that will be taken up by our 39th meeting of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. Reformed Christians have often shunned the field of eschatology, surrendering end times doctrine to more popular (but less biblical) schemes. But eschatology is important! Paul describes the fulfillment of history as “our blessed hope” (Titus 2:13), a hope made real to us now through our faith. It was their Christian doctrine of history that thrilled the first Christian disciples: they realized that with the coming of the “last days” they had entered into the reign of the eschatological kingdom that dawned with the coming of Christ. Our faith will likewise be strengthened by a biblical view of eschatology and a right understanding of what it means to live in “this present evil age” (Gal. 1:4) by means of the “powers of the age to come” (Heb. 6:5).
The conference begins Friday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. and runs through the day Saturday. It concludes with the Sunday worship services at Second Presbyterian Church. The cost is $125; registering with a group of 5 or more lowers the price to $95.
You can register online here.