Jan 14, 2015

2015 National Conference Preview: Rosaria Butterfield, Tim Challies, and Peter Jones

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Rosaria Butterfield, Tim Challies, and Peter Jones will be joining us this February at our 2015 National Conference for a special pre-conference on the theme, "Be Not Conformed." The pre-conference begins at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, February 19. You can view the full schedule here.

Rosaria Butterfield is a former tenured professor of English at Syracuse University. She became a Christian in 1999, after which she developed a ministry to college students. She has taught and ministered at Geneva College, and she is a mom, pastor’s wife, and speaker. She is author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert.

Here's a preview of what she'll be addressing:

Repentance & Renewal

Christians are called not just to a single instance of repentance. Rather, they’re called to repent throughout their lives, trusting Christ for life every day. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield has a unique perspective on repenting and trusting Christ. In this session, Dr. Butterfield will describe her conversion, and she will also explain her experience in following Christ in order to encourage and challenge listeners to live as a light in this dark world.

Tim Challies is author of the blog Challies.com and a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto. He is cofounder of Cruciform Press and author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment and The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion.

Here's a preview of what he'll be addressing:

Purity in a Digital Age

The world is changing, and it’s changing fast. Technology makes information more accessible every day. This changing digital scene brings with it new challenges to maintaining purity as a Christian—for singles, for couples, and for families as a whole, including children. Christians are called to guard their hearts, and in this session, Tim Challies will recommend some tools that do just that. He will also explain some ways of bringing about change within one’s heart in order to fight against and repent of sin.

Peter Jones is director of truthXchange, a ministry that exists to recognize and respond to the rising tide of neopaganism. He is also scholar-in-residence and adjunct professor at Westminster Seminary California. He is the teacher on the series Only Two Religions.

Here's a preview of what he'll be addressing:

Paganism in Today’s Culture

Many consider paganism a dead religion that was practiced thousands of years ago. However, paganism’s ideas still affect us today. In this session, Dr. Peter Jones will describe how paganism continues to be a force in today’s culture. He will point out places where pagan thought affects the world’s way of thinking, and he will describe how Christians can guard against that influence. In addition, he will also explain ways that Christians can renew their minds and live as children of God among a twisted generation.

**2015 National Conference
After Darkness, Light

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