Jesus Christ deserves the Name above all names
because He alone, as our Great High Priest,
has entered the holy presence of the Father.
By the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous (Romans 5:19).
Here in Princeton we are often blessed with wonderful opportunities to sit under prominent, God-honoring theologians and preachers and be refreshed once again by the opening of God’s word. One such opportunity will be coming up this fall: the annual Princeton Regional Conference on Reformed Theology, for which I serve as chair. It is taking place on Friday night and Saturday, November 6–7, and is sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
The theme this year is From Dust to Glory: A Tale of Two Adams. In four plenary sessions and two breakouts, we will explore God’s big story of redemption, of Adam and Christ, of a fallen creation and a new creation, of humanity’s move from dust to glory through the grace of God. As for speakers, they are Philip Ryken (President of Wheaton College, formerly pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia) and Phillip Johnson (Executive Director of Grace to You ministry, blog, and radio broadcast).
Here is how I described the conference in the registration brochure: “Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These questions have vexed people down through the ages, from theologians like Augustine to artists like Paul Gauguin to poets like Emily Dickinson. God gives healing answers to these perplexing questions, and He does so in a most remarkable way, through a true two-part story, the tale of two Adams. As Paul wrote: for as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous (Romans 5:19). Condemnation versus justification; disobedience versus obedience; when the first Adam sinned, God responded, dust you are, and to dust you shall return. But when God raised the second Adam from the dead, God declared Him to be the Son of God with power—and all those who trust in Him heirs of His glory!”
The conference location is Nassau Presbyterian Church in downtown Princeton. Join me, will you? I am eagerly looking forward to this wonderful conference. I want to see it bear fruit in my life and in yours as well.