Monday, January 6, 2014

Register Now for the GPTS Annual Spring Conference



January 31st cut-off for Early-bird rates.


The deadline for "Early Bird" registrations for Greenville Seminary's annual Spring Theology Conference is just days away. Do not miss this opportunity to save on admission to the conference to be held March 11-13, 2014, focusing on "God's Works of Providence." A distinguished roster of speakers has been compiled for this conference focusing on the Christian's assurance that all things are under the control of a loving, provident God. Click here to register now!

The conference will be held at a new location, Grace Baptist Church, Taylors, S.C. The church is located only a few miles from the seminary at 5020 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors. For many years, the conference has been held at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville, S.C. Due to building renovations which will extend into our usual conference dates, WRPC will not be able to host the 2014 conference.

View a conference brochure here.

The roster of speakers includes:
  • Dr. Derek Thomas, distinguished visiting professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. Topic: "Providence and the 'Middle Knowledge': A Question of 'Now You See It, Now You Don't."
  • Dr. Joel Beeke, president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Mich. Topic: "The Heidelberg Catechism: Its Gripping History and Teaching on Providence." Dr. Beeke will also preach during Tuesday's free public evening service on the subject, "The Definition and Beauty of Providence."
  • Pastor Benjamin Miller, 2005 GPTS graduate and pastor of Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Huntington, N.Y. Topic: "Beautiful in Its Time: A Preacher's Journey through the Mists of Providence."
  • Dr. James N. Anderson, associate professor of Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary–Charlotte. Topic: "Calvinism & the Origin of Sin"
  • Dr. Joseph A. Pipa Jr., president of Greenville Seminary. Topic: "The Devil Made Me Do It." Dr. Pipa will also speak during the Wednesday evening free public service. Topic: "Providence or Fatalism." 
  • Dr. James McGoldrick, professor of church history at GPTS. Topic: "Calling All Christians: Calvin's Doctrine of Vocation."
  • Dr. Benjamin Shaw, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at GPTS. Topic: "Just a Lot of Noise: Providence and the Problem of Evil."

Visit the seminary's web site at gpts.edu for information about registering for this exciting conference. The cost will be $80 per person, spouses $35, and youths over age 12 for $20. GPTS graduates may attend for $55. These are "early bird" prices; later registrations will be higher. The early-bird rate deadline is Friday, January 31st.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Conference goers also have a special opportunity to hear two pre-conference lectures by Dr. O. Palmer Robertson on Tuesday morning (Mar. 11) at the seminary. Dr. Robertson will deliver both lectures on the subject of "The Flow of the Psalms." Lecture times: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The lectures which will be held in a second-floor classroom at the seminary, 200 E. Main St., Taylors, S.C.

Another major event associated with the conference is a gala banquet to be held on the eve of the conference, Monday, March 10, commemorating the retirement and 90th birthday of GPTS co-founder Dr. Morton H. Smith. Dr. Robertson will be speaking at that event as well. A silent auction will also be held at the banquet. Check out the items which have been donated so far.

Due to the change of conference location, it is anticipated that only one official meal will be available during the conference period, the Wednesday night barbecue dinner to be held in the Seminary Commons, 200 E. Main St., Taylors, S.C. Conference guests will be responsible for other meals.

Two evening sessions will again be open to the public to attend free of charge. The Tuesday and Wednesday evening services will also be streamed live on SermonAudio.com. Listeners may click on the red "Live Webcast" icon near the top of the page at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time) each day.