Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 5

6:00PM
Doors Open
7:00-8:00PM
The Death of Truth Revisited - Jim Leffel

The prophet Amos described the staggering effects of a famine, not of food, but truth. Today in post-Christian, post-modern America we are beginning to recognize the cost of abandoning objective and universal truth. In this session, we return to the observations made over 20 years ago in The Death of Truth, showing how postmodern relativism has become our culture's consensus, but how the painful loss of truth today can also make God's word shed light on the contemporary human condition.

8:30-9:30PM
Knowing the Bible for All Its Worth - Douglas Stuart

In this session, the case will be made for why Christians must know Scripture. With biblical literacy at an all time low, many Christians’ Bible knowledge amounts to barely-remembered, shallow Sunday school stories. If heaven and earth will pass away, but Jesus’ words will not, we must rise above faddish, Christian culture that has no lasting significance.

Thursday, July 6

8:30AM
Doors Open
9:30-10:30AM
Interpreting the Bible for All Its Worth - Douglas Stuart

The Bible will only be worth as much as our ability to interpret it. As we know, ignorance is only part of problem. It is important that Christians understand a case for proper interpretation and have some basic, practical interpretation tools.

11:00-12:00PM
Breakout Sessions
12:00-2:00PM
Lunch
2:00-3:00PM
Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:30PM
Breakout Sessions
4:30-7:00PM
Dinner
7:00-8:00PM
Preparing Spiritually to Communicate God's Word - Gary Delashmutt
Prayerful study and practice are essential for effective Bible teaching, regardless of the size or composition of our audience. But what does it look like to present ourselves to God before we teach, so that we speak, as Peter says, "the utterances of God?"
8:30-9:30PM
Understanding for the Simple (Psalm 119) - D.A. Carson

The longest chapter in the Bible (Ps 119) is a meditation on the wonders and glory of the Scripture that had been given up to that point in history. We need to absorb those wonders and see clearly how much more wonderful is the completed canon of Scripture.

Friday, July 7

8:30AM
Doors Open
9:30-10:30AM
The Primary Responsibility of Busy Leaders - D.A. Carson

Centuries before there is a king in Israel, Moses foresees that the day will come when a king will be appointed -- and he lays down what that king's first priority must be. A little reflection shows how similar priorities ought to be adopted by those who lead God's people today.

11:00-12:00PM
Breakout Sessions
12:00-2:00PM
Lunch
2:00-3:00PM
Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:30PM
Breakout Sessions
4:30-7:30PM
Dinner
7:30-8:30PM
The Word of God Among Us - Ryan Lowery
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). When we think about the "Living Word" we usually think about the Bible, how it speaks to us, how it changes us, how it leads and guides us.  We should also consider how Jesus is the Word, and what it reveals about God that He has chosen to relate to us in this deeply personal way.