I am headed to the Together for the Gospel conference this week! I attended two years ago and it was very encouraging and spiritually nourishing. I am praying for the same this year.
Along with that, the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is holding a conference before T4G starts. I am very excited to attend. It has several leading voices that will be teaching; John Piper, Eric Mason, Ligon Duncan, Kevin DeYoung, Russell Moore, Danny Akin, Al Mohler, David Platt, and Owen Strachan. There will also be a women’s panel made up of Trillia Newbell, Kristie Anyabwile, Melissa Kruger, Jodi Ware, and Candice Watters.
It is going to be very good. The main reason why I am excited about it isn’t because of the notoriety of the speakers, but because of the topic itself. There is not a theological topic that strikes an American nerve more than Complementarianism. This doctrine is what the church has believed throughout its history in regards to gender roles in the church and the home.
With the rise of secularism and feminism this doctrine becomes more hated by the day. Now, it is theologically-liberal Christians that seem to do most of the attacking.
Because this is such an important topic I have decided to live-blog the conference. There is a lot of confusion about what real complementarianism is and what true biblical manhood and womanhood looks like. I am excited about this conference shedding light on those things.
I have posted the schedule and topics below. I will have a post up tomorrow during the conference that I will update throughout!
Schedule and Topics
|8:30-8:50||Ligon Duncan: Welcome, “Where CBMW & Complementarianism Has Been”|
|8:50-9:10||Russell Moore: “How the Gospel of Jesus Christ Creates True Flourishing”|
|9:10-9:30||Kevin DeYoung: “The Beauty of Differences–In Heaven and on Earth”|
|9:30-9:50||Eric Mason: “Renewing Men: The Gospel Call”|
|9:50-10:10||John Piper: “Renewing Women: The Gospel Call”|
|10:10-10:30||Danny Akin: “Men and Missions: The Missing Link”|
|10:30-10:50||Albert Mohler: “Sound Words on Homosexuality, Marriage, and the Public Square”|
|10:50-11:10||David Platt: “Radically Single: Authentic Christianity as Men and Women”|
|11:10-11:40||Women’s Panel: GraceAnna Castleberry (moderator), Trillia Newbell, Kristie Anyabwile, Melissa Kruger, Jodi Ware, and Candice Watters|
|11:40-12:00||Owen Strachan: “Where CBMW & Complementarianism Is Going”|