Our annual Spring Theology Conference is right around the corner (March 13-15), and our excitement is growing day-by-day. We are expecting more conference attendees than ever before, and the subject matter of the conference is feeding our rising anticipation as we approach March 13th.
Dr. Ryan McGraw (Professor of Systematic & Historical Theology) has composed a brief statement of the importance of our subject this year: The Person and Work of Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory. We have published it below for your consideration. We hope that you will join us for the conference!
Christology is the lifeblood of Christian faith and practice. John Owen (1616-1683) noted that meditating on the glory of Christ was the key to becoming like Christ and that failing to do so was a sign of Christians becoming “carnal.” One of the greatest needs of the church in every age is to contemplate, know, and love the glory of Christ in order to promote the spread of the gospel and the holiness of God’s people.
Yet this all-encompassing vision of Jesus Christ in Christian faith and life is not always common and is often missing today. For this reason, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has invited a team of excellent scholars and pastors to unfold the unsearchable riches of Christ for the edification of today’s church at their 2018 Spring Theology Conference.
This year’s conference will include a series of addresses which attempts to provide a glimpse into the full breadth of Christology in a relatively short period of time. The conference speakers will be aiming at a broad audience. The talks will include a mature mix of biblical theology and systematic theology, as well as heart-oriented application. This conference seeks to provide attendees with a window into Christology that will stretch their thinking, bolster their faith, enrich their preaching, and warm their affections for the Savior.
This year’s conference will provide pastors and church members with the key ideas surrounding the person of Christ. As the Puritan Isaac Ambrose (1604-1664) wrote in Looking Unto Jesus (1658), “The most excellent subject to discourse, or write of, is Jesus Christ….Indeed all we say is but unsavory, if it be not seasoned with this salt.” Jesus Christ is also the most excellent subject to read and to prayerfully savor and meditate on. Doing so is the true path to the blessedness of the world to come and of joy and personal holiness in this life. Every glimpse we have of Christ on earth brings heaven down to us so that we might long to appear in heaven where Christ is seated.
All of us at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary hope that you can join us for this year’s Spring Theology Conference on March 13-15! For more information, please visit www.gpts.edu/conference/