Puritan Reformed Conference on God’s Word

Conference speakers: William VanDoodewaard, Ronald Kalifungwa, Geoff Thomas, David Murray, Michael Barrett, Joel Beeke, Gerald Bilkes

The Beauty and Glory of the Word of God was the theme of the seventh annual conference hosted by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) from August 20-22, 2015. About 425 people attended the conference at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI.

This year’s speakers featured Dr. Geoff Thomas, a familiar author and pastor for 50 years at Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales, and Rev. Ronald Kalifungwa, pastor of the 700-member Lusaka Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia.

In “The World’s Most Powerful Authority,” Dr. Thomas spoke from John 10:35 on Scripture as the basis of theological convictions, the only ethical rule, and the guideline for worship. He noted that Christians should “marinate ourselves in the fascinating truths” of the Bible. Dr. Thomas also spoke on “Scripture’s Sufficiency” from Luke 16:29.

Rev. Kalifungwa spoke on “Holding Fast to the Word of Life” from Philippians 2:14-16.

He additionally spoke on “The Making of a Christian” from 2 Timothy 3:16-17, addressing specifically the pastor’s role.

The speaker line-up also included members of the board and faculty of PRTS.

The above article by Glenda Mathes appeared on page 33 of the October 7, 2015, issue of Christian Renewal.



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