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Reformation Celebration Conference

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South Hamilton, MA 01982

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Reformation Celebration Conference

Implications of Martin Luther’s Theology and Actions for the Life and Ministry of the Church Today

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Thursday Oct 26

19:00–19:15

  • Moderator: Dr. John Jefferson Davis
  • Introduction: Dr. Dennis Hollinger

Martin Luther and the Reformation in 1517

19:15–19:45

  • Thinking in the Manner of Scripture: Martin Luther on sola scriptura – Dr. Gordon Isaac

19:45–20:15

  • Sola gratia: The Foundational Significance of Grace in Luther’s Early Theology – Dr. Eckhard Schnabel

20:15–20:45

  • Is Sola Fide the Doctrine the Church Stands or Falls With? – Dr. Ryan Reeves

20:45–21:15

  • Solus Christus: Luther’s Journey to the Singular Focus – Dr. Gwenfair Adams


Friday Oct 27

Sola scriptura – by Scripture alone

9:00–9:15

  • Moderator: Dr. Gordon Isaac

9:15–9:45

  • The Word of God in Psalm 119 – Dr. Seong Hyun Park

9:45–10:15

  • The Word in Action: Sola Scriptura in the New Testament – Dr. Sean McDonough

10:15–10:30

  • Break

10:30–11:00

  • Shaped by the Word: sola scriptura for Spiritual Formation – Dr. David Currie

11:00–11:30

  • The Changing Demographics of Global Protestantism, 1517–2017 – Dr. Todd Johnson

11:30–12:00

  • From Wartburg to Wycliffe and Beyond: the Role of Bible Translation(s) in Christian Mission – Dr. Peter Kuzmic

12:00–13:30

  • Lunch break (meals can be purchased individually)

Sola gratia – by faith alone

13:30–13:45

  • Moderator: Dr. Eckhard Schnabel

13:45–14:15

  • Sola gratia: How Parts of the Reformation Denied this Grace to Israel (Romans 11:1–321) – Dr. Walter Kaiser

14:15–14:45

  • Understanding the Relationship between Grace and Works: Ephesians 2:8–10 and John Calvin – Dr. Aida Spencer

14:45–15:00

  • Break

15:00–15:30

  • Sola Gratia: Does It Apply to Sanctification? – Dr. Richard Lints

15:30–16:00

  • Sola Gratia and Its Dilemma for Social Ethics: Reformational Responses – Dr. Dennis Hollinger

16:00–16:30

  • God’s Common Grace and the Theological Praxis of Counseling – Dr. Karen Mason

16:30–17:00

  • The Superiority of Grace in Missions: A Comparison of Grace and Works in Christianity and Islam – Dr. Paul Martindale

17:00–19:00

  • Dinner break (meals can be purchased individually)

Sola fide – by faith alone

19:00–19:15

  • Moderator: Dr. David Currie

19:15–19:45

  • The Faith of our Fathers: Perspectives from the Persian Period – Dr. Tom Petter

19:45–20:15

  • The Place of Habakkuk 2:4 in Paul’s Understanding and Exposition of Righteousness by Faith – Dr. Roy Ciampa

20:15–20:45

  • Fides quae creditur: The Nicene Background to the Reformation – Dr. Donald Fairbairn

20:45–21:15

  • Faith: The Foundation for Ministry – Dr. Scott Gibson

21:15–21:45

  • The Exercise of Faith in Evangelism – Dr. Jim Singleton


Saturday Oct 28

Solus Christus – Christ alone

8:30–8:45

  • Moderator: Dr. Richard Lints

8:45–9:15

  • Symbols of the Messiah in the Book of Exodus — Quonekuia Day

9:15–9:45

  • Faith: Amening God – Dr. Jeffrey Niehaus

9:45–10:15

  • The Centrality of Jesus Christ in Paul’s Ethics – Dr. Eckhard Schnabel

10:15–10:30

  • Break

10:30–11:00

  • Justification, Solus Christus, 500 Years Later in Our Post-Christendom Context: Should it Still be a Church-Dividing Doctrine? – Dr. John Jefferson Davis

11:00–11:30

  • The Elevation of Christ in Athanasius’s and Calvin’s Theologies and its Implications for Today – Dr. William D. Spencer

11:30–12:00

  • The True Measure of Wholeness and Maturity – Dr. Ray Pendleton

12:00–12:30

  • Concluding Sermon: The Soul-Thrilling (but Invariably Neglected) Background for Imputed Righteousness – Dr. Gordon Hugenberger
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