• Against the World by

    During the first centuries of the church’s existence, there were times when heresy seemed to have won the day. In this session, Dr. Robert Godfrey will reflect on the experience of Athanasius and affirm the calling of Christians to …

  • A Strong Right Arm: The Omnipotence of God by

    In this session, W. Robert Godfrey explains what the Bible means when it proclaims the omnipotence of God, and helps us to understand why this doctrine is a source of comfort for the believer.

  • A Tame Lion by

    In this pre-conference seminar, Ligon Duncan will examine the modern god of the New Age movement, R.C. Sproul Jr. will expose the god of the relativists, and Robert Godfrey will help us to discern the god of the church …

  • Augustine by

    As Augustine wrestled with Christianity and whether or not to embrace it, he struggled with sexual immorality. Possessing a long time concubine, through whom he fathered a son, Augustine refused to end this affair. Even after his amazing conversion, which …

  • Christ, Kingdom, & Culture by

    Jesus Christ has been seated at the right hand of God the Father, and His kingdom has already been inaugurated although not yet consummated. How does our understanding of this biblical truth impact the church’s relationship and interaction with …

  • Church Power and Dissent by

    As the Middle Ages progressed, the Roman Catholic Church became one of the most powerful institutions in Western Europe. People responded to the church’s growing influence in a number of ways. Many supported the church, considering it to be …

  • Constantine & the Church by

    Emperor Constantine the Great has received much attention throughout the history of the church—and rightfully so. His conversion to Christianity and the sweeping changes it brought to the church and the empire instituted a new era in history, one …

  • Defending the Faith by

    Heresies, in a real way, are just repetitions of similar sinful, rebellious worldviews presented earlier in time. As the author of Ecclesiastes says, “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done …

  • Developing Theology by

    Protestants often times scoff at the hierarchical nature of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly the concept that a special class of saints wields greater influence over Jesus than others. Yet, before we point the finger too quickly, we should evaluate …

  • Do Not Love the World by

    Christians are called to be in the world but not of the world. Historically, many have found this a difficult goal to achieve. In this session, Dr. Robert Godfrey will explore why the church finds the world so appealing, the …

  • Expansion of the Church by

    Unbeknownst to many Christians in the twenty-first century, people around the Greco-Roman world of the first century viewed Christianity as nothing more than an offshoot of Judaism, with some going as far as believing the two possessed no inherent difference …

  • Five Errors by

    There are many obstacles that prohibit us from understanding God’s Word and many of them reside within our selves. We commit errors of all kinds when we handle the Word of God. In order to deal with these errors …

  • Forerunners of the Reformation by

    As the church continued to consolidate its power and define its beliefs, it did not always act and speak with one voice. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, certain churchmen began to speak out against the corrupt practices and unbiblical …

  • From the German Reformation to Geneva by

    Perhaps there is no greater testimony to the enduring nature of Luther’s reforms than the fact that the Reformation continued to gather strength after his death. As Lutheranism took firm root in Germany, other areas in Europe also became …

  • Great Scholastics by

    The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries represented an era of significant change in the Medieval world. In the East, these centuries witnessed the final decline and collapse of the Byzantine Empire. Meanwhile, institutions in the West continued to develop and flourish …