Christ Church, Presbyterian 
Apologetics Conference
August 19th – 20th

Conference Title and Theme: The Gospel in a Secular Age

What is secularism? How should we respond to it as Christians? In this conference, we will evaluate what it means for Christians to live in a secular age by assessing false gospels, considering the teachings of Jesus regarding the exclusive claims of the gospel, and addressing the church’s role in apologetics.

Session 1 | Assessing False Gospels

As Christians, we often conceive of false gospels only in terms of organized religions that reject the exclusive truth claims of Christianity, such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism. However, at its most basic level, a false gospel is any belief or practice that is contrary to God’s Word. In this session, we will consider how Christians should evaluate counterfeit gospels while living in a secular age.

Session 2 | The Only Gospel

The church is called to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people. Any person, regardless of their background, who repents of their sin and trusts in Christ as he is offered in the gospel will be saved. However, while the gospel offer is made to all people, the benefits of the gospel are only for those who believe in Christ alone for redemption. In this sermon on Mark 8:34­­­–38, we will consider the reasons Jesus gives for why the gospel is the only way of salvation.

Session 3 | The Final Apologetic

What should be the distinguishing mark of Christians? When followers of Christ gather to worship the triune God, carry out the work of the gospel ministry, and engage in the rigors of apologetics and evangelism, what should we be known for? Stated succinctly, how shall we live as the people of God? In this sermon on John 13:31–35, we will consider how Christ’s call to love is the church’s most important apologetic for the gospel.

Speaker Bio

Dr. John W. Tweeddale is vice president of academics and professor of theology at Reformation Bible College. He is also a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He previously served as senior associate editor of Tabletalk magazine, senior pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Pittsburgh, and adjunct professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss., and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of John Owen and Hebrews and the coeditor of John Calvin: For a New Reformation and the T&T Clark Handbook of John Owen.


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Conference Schedule:

August 19th

5:30PM Dinner

6:30PM First Session – Assessing False Gospels

August 20th

11:00AM Second Session – The Only Gospel

6:00PM Third Session – The Final Apologetic

RSVP for the dinner by emailing [email protected] or by calling the church office at 706-210-9090.