Friday, June 03 2016
Pre-Conference: Digital Disciples
The explosion of digital technology in today's culture presents both opportunities and challenges that are unprecedented in history. The widespread use of computers, video games, smart phones, social media, and the Internet has changed the way we acquire information, interact with one another, and view the world. How should Christians respond to these developments? Addressing these and related topics, Nathan W. Bingham and Tim Challies will reflect on the Christian life in a digital world.
Vanity in a Digital World by Nathan W. Bingham
One of the benefits of social media is that it provides endless avenues to explore the world and connect with people. But it can also foster unbridled vanity. In this session, Nathan W. Bingham will discuss the value of social media and the problem of narcissism.
Productivity in a Digital World by Tim Challies
The rise of new technology is changing the way we gather, process, and distribute information. These developments are also altering the way we think about productivity. In this session, Tim Challies will explain ways technology can be used effectively to get things done for the good of others and the glory of God.
Speech in a Digital World by Nathan W. Bingham
The use of the tongue is one of the most widely discussed, and most relevant, topics in the Bible. One of the ironies of the Internet is that the more people communicate with one another online, the less connected they often become. In this session, Nathan W. Bingham will consider how the Bible's teaching on speech governs all forms of communication.
Purity in a Digital World by Tim Challies
The proliferation of digital technology combined with culture's increasing acceptance of sexual deviancy has created unparalleled obstacles for Christians wanting to maintain sexual purity. In this session, Tim Challies will give practical and biblical instruction for battling and overcoming sexual sin.
Panel Discussion with Nathan W. Bingham and Tim Challies
Chosen in Christ: God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption
Many struggle to see the value of the doctrine of election for Christian living. Yet from a biblical perspective, the doctrine of election is intended to comfort God's people as well as magnify God's grace. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will show why God's eternal plan to redeem His people for His glory is the basis for the work of Christ as our mediator, the foundation for the historical unfolding of the covenant of grace, and the ground for our hope in the gospel.
No Hope Without It: The Life of Christ
God requires us to be holy as He is holy. As sinners, we deserve to be eternally punished for breaking God's law. To satisfy our guilt before God, we need a substitute not only to die for our sins but also to fulfill the righteous requirements of the law on our behalf. In this session, Dr. Joel Beeke will detail the significance of the active obedience of Christ in His role as the second Adam and explain why there is "no hope without it."
Optional Session: The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Optional Session: How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home
Why the God Man: The Mystery of Incarnation
Jesus is the eternal Word of God in human flesh. As the God-Man, Jesus is one person with complete yet distinct divine and human natures. The biblical account of the incarnation raises one of the most important questions ever to be asked: Why the God-Man? In this session, Dr. Owen Strachan will unpack the central role of the incarnation for understanding the person and work of Christ.
The Gospel as Historical Fact
The gospel of Jesus Christ is "good news." It is "good" because it tells the greatest story ever told about how God redeems those who repent and believe in Christ alone for salvation. It is "news" because it is rooted in the historical events of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In this session, Dr. Steven Lawson will explain why the historicity of the biblical record is essential for the truth claims of the gospel.
Saturday, June 04 2016
Questions & Answers
The book of Romans outlines for us what the Apostle Paul calls "the gospel of God." This gospel is not simply about God; it belongs to God. The gospel is God's design. It was not the product of Paul's ingenuity or that of any other Apostle or prophet. God alone is the author and goal of the gospel. The same God who spoke the world into existence by the word of His power is at work for the salvation of His people through His gospel. In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul (via live video stream) will explain why the gospel of God is both true and transforming.
A Curse for Us: The Death of Christ
Christianity centers on the cross of Christ. From the justice of God in dealing with sin to the love of God in sending His Son to die, the cross is the supreme display of the character of God. Through His atoning death, Christ secured eternal life for His people. In this session, Dr. Derek Thomas will focus on the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the importance of upholding the doctrine of double imputation.
He Is Not Here: The Resurrection of Christ
Without the resurrection of Christ, our hope of eternal life is vanquished. Since we know that Christ has risen from the dead, we have reason for faith and motivation for ministry. The resurrection testifies to the victory of Christ on the cross and the power of the gospel over sin and death. In this session, Dr. Steven Lawson will describe how the resurrection of Christ provides the basis for our faith and gives hope for new life.
Optional Session: The Drama of the Reformation
Optional Session: A Survey of Church History, Parts 1-6
|W. Robert Godfrey
Questions & Answers
A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Owen Strachan, Derek Thomas.
The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology
A clear understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ is absolutely vital for the church. Dr. Sproul and the Ligonier teaching fellows have labored carefully over each element of this unique and timely document.
Taken up into Heaven: The Ascension of Christ
The ascension of Christ marks the pinnacle of His earthly ministry, yet it is one of the most underappreciated aspects of His work. Jesus said it would be to our advantage for Him to return to His heavenly Father. From His exalted position at the right hand of the Father, Christ poured out the Holy Spirit upon His people. In this session, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey will explain the ascension of Christ in connection with the work of the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the local church.
|W. Robert Godfrey