This year Protestants worldwide commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation sparked by Martin Luther in 1517. Redeemer Church of Hudson a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, is hosting the "Remembering and Renewing Conference" on June 23 and 24, to remember and renew the principles of this reformation.
The conference features highly sought after and well known authors: Drs. Carl Trueman and T. David Gordon. Gordon is a Professor of Greek and Religion at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Trueman is a Professor of church history at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and is one of the world's foremost authorities on Martin Luther and the Reformation.
These speakers offer a unique mixture of genial and witty style and world class knowledge, which should make for an engaging conference that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding and applying the principles of the Protestant Reformation.
The conference is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The first 50 registrants receive a signed copy of Trueman's Luther and the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom.
For more information and to register for this unique conference visit rememberrenew.org or call Redeemer Church at 330-656-5787. The conference is comprised of three sessions. Beginning Friday evening June 23 at 7 p.m., the first session covers pre-reformation issues and how God prepared the Reformers and their culture for the Reformation. Session two begins Saturday June 24 at 9:30 a.m. and covers Luther's reformation.
Following lunch, which is included in the $15 admission price, the conference concludes with a session on the Contemporary Reformation The Reformation of Today.
Dr. T. David Gordon is a graduate of Roanoke College (B.L.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R., Th.M), and Union Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and has been a faculty member at Grove City College since 1999. He has taught courses in Religion, Greek, Humanities, and Media Ecology. Prior to his position at Grove City College, Dr. Gordon taught New Testament and Greek for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA with an emphasis in Pauline Studies. Additionally, he served for nine years as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. He is the author of Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers (P&R, 2009) and Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal (P&R, 2010). In addition, Dr. Gordon has contributed to a number of books and study Bibles and has published scholarly reviews and articles in journals such as New Testament Studies, The Westminster Theological Journal, Interpretation, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Gordon has had a profound influence upon his many students at both the college and seminary level. With his keen insights and exacting exegesis, he has shaped the lives and ministries of those privileged to sit under his teaching and ministry.
Dr. Carl Trueman, received an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Aberdeen. He is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and serves as the Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler, PA. Dr. Trueman's academic interests include Reformation church history, with particular focus on the life and work of men such as Martin Luther and John Owen. He has authored more than a dozen books. Those pertinent to the Reformation include: Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Luther on the Christian Life; Martin Luther, Troubled Prophet; John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man; and The Claims of Truth: John Owen's Trinitarian Theology.Dr. Trueman is a regular contributor to the blog First Things where he addresses contemporary issues and is a co-host of the weekly podcast Mortification of Spin. Due to the wit, warmth and wisdom with which he approaches both theological and cultural issues from a thoroughly Biblical perspective, Dr. Trueman has gained a wide audience. He has been an invited speaker across the globe, including South Korea, Brazil, Dubai, and throughout North America and Europe. It is important for Christians to look back to understand how they stand on the shoulders of theological and spiritual giants. We face many of the same issues today as did the great men of church history such as Luther and Calvin. Redeemer Church expects this conference to be an encouragement to anyone who wishes to understand and apply their principles.