Nov 24, 2015

2016 National Conference Preview: Albert Mohler and Ian Hamilton

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Albert MohlerDr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., where he also serves as the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology. His many books include The Conviction to Lead, Culture Shift, Atheism Remix__, and We Cannot Be Silent. Dr. Mohler is host of the popular podcast The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian perspective, and __Thinking in Public.

Our 2016 National Conference will be centered on the theme of "The Gospel." Here's a preview of what Dr. Albert Mohler will specifically address:

Pre-Conference: God's Design for Male & Female

Recent changes to the definition of marriage and shifting standards regarding gender identity have developed at an unprecedented rate. In this pre-conference session, Dr. Albert Mohler will set forth the biblical teaching on manhood and womanhood, explaining why issues such as gender and marriage are not social or individual constructs but divinely instituted norms for all humanity.

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. Albert Mohler will explain why the historicity of the biblical record is essential for the truth claims of the gospel.

While you're waiting for February, you can look back in the archives and find all of Dr. Mohler's conference messages here. For example, here's a message from last year's West Coast Conference in which Dr. Mohler called Christians to stand for moral absolutes in the face of persecution.

Ian HamiltonDr. Ian Hamlton is senior minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in England, and adjunct professor at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Greenville, S.C. He is author of The Letters of John, The Faith-Shaped Life, and the Ligonier teaching series Calvinism and the Christian Life.

Here's a preview of what Dr. Ian Hamilton will specifically address at our 2016 National Conference:

Chosen in Christ: God's Eternal Plan of Redemption

Few subjects provoke debate like the doctrine of election. As a result, many struggle to see the value of it 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. Ian Hamilton 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.

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. Ian Hamilton will focus on the substitutionary atonement of Christ and the importance of upholding the doctrine of double imputation.

Our Great High Priest: The Heavenly Ministry of Christ

We often think of the work of Christ in terms of His finished work on the cross and forget about His present priestly ministry on our behalf. Christ was not only faithful in securing our salvation through His death and resurrection but He is also faithful in bestowing upon us the benefits of our salvation. As High Priest, Jesus both died for His people and continually prays for them. In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton will concentrate on the ongoing work of Christ in applying the benefits of redemption and interceding on behalf of His people.

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