Great Conference Next Week
April 24, 2014
I am looking forward to attending the 2014 Philadelphia Conference of Reformed Theology next weekend, and I wanted to share this information to any of you who may be interested. I will be there with my Mortification of Spin co-hosts, Carl Trueman and Todd Pruitt to interview some of the speakers for the podcast, and just stir up some trouble in general. This is a very important and timely topic and I am looking forward to listening to the sessions. Here are the details from the marketing for the event: Last week to pre-register for the 2014 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology in Philadelphia. Speakers: Michael Horton • Phillip Johnson • Richard Phillips • Derek Thomas May 2-4, 2014 Location: Proclamation Presbyterian Church 278 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 In the Old Testament, we often read of the sacred vessels of the temple being taken away for the service of idolatry. The profaning of God's sacred things symbolized the turning of Israel to false gods. The New Testament sees God's people going out into the world with the Gospel, making holy those who were lost in sin. Yet the danger of secularizing the sacred remains. With this in mind, the 2014 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology Profaning the Sacred: The Beauty and Holiness of the Bride of Christ will consider the holiness of the church, together with its worship, ministry, and life. There are several reasons for this topic. First, is the perennial need of God’s people to protect God's holy things from worldly corruption. This need is particularly great today when so many professing Christians and churches are adopting the ways of the world to do the work of God. God calls Christians, pastors, and churches to be holy, and this means that we must not allow His holy things to be profaned. This raises important questions for us to answer: how does a zeal for evangelism often mask the importing of worldly influences? What constitutes genuinely holy worship? Does zeal for holiness involve legalism or is it a true mark of God's grace? We look forward to renewing our fellowship with old friends and beginning fellowship with those who are new to PCRT. Speakers joining us for the first time are Phillip Johnson, Jason Helopoulos, and Greg Gilbert. May God bless us as we gather together in the context of sacred worship for rich studies of His Word. Find out more or register here.