Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
Our Reformation 500: Theology and Legacy – God’s Gospel and the EFCA
Feb 1, 2017 – Feb 3, 2017
Trinity International University
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 theses, what traditionally is known as the beginning of the Reformation. We join the celebration in giving thanks to God for this rediscovery of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our emphasis will be on the theology of the Reformation and its ongoing historical legacy, with a specific focus on the biblical gospel of grace, rediscovered by the Reformers (Luther referred to himself and the movement as Evangelicals, not Protestants), and its impact historically on the EFCA.
We are excited for our upcoming Theology Conference. Not only do we have a timely theme, we also have some of the premiere Evangelicals presenting lectures for us. They will focus on different aspects of the Reformation and its ongoing significance for us today.
Here are the lecture titles along with the speakers delivering the messages.
Solus Christus as Central to the Reformation Solas – Stephen J. Wellum, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
The Heart of the Reformation: Justification – D.A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Faith Alone Justifies, Yet the Faith Which Justifies is Not Alone: Justification and Sanctification –
The Heidelberg Disputation: The Theology of the Cross Versus The Theology of Glory – David J. Luy, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
The Reformation, Sola Scriptura and Tradition – Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
The Reformation, Creeds, Confessions and Catechisms - Kenneth N. Young, Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ministries, University of Northwestern – St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
The Extent of the Reformation’s Reform: Word, Church, Ministry and Worship - Scott M. Manetsch, Professor of Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
You can find information on the Conference at the following link: Reformation 500: Theology and Legacy – God’s Gospel and the EFCA
Registration is now open, so please register today. And do not come alone. Please plan to come as a ministry team.