Southern Seminary Theology Conference: The Five Solas
On September 24 and 25, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will be hosting its annual Theology Conference (you can view last year’s conference on the Trinity here). This year the theme will be The Five Solas and the speakers will include Credo Magazine contributors Matthew Barrett and Thomas Schreiner, as well as Carl Trueman, David VanDrunen, and Stephen Wellum. Each of these speakers is contributing a book to The Five Solas Series, edited by Matthew Barrett, and to be published by Zondervan starting this Fall through 2017. Here is more information about this exciting conference as well as the books in the series.
As we approach the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, it seems altogether appropriate to give sustained and focused attention to the great themes of the Reformation that have impacted the Church of Jesus Christ from that day forward. Those themes are summarized in no better nor more important fashion than in the so-called “Five Solas” of the Reformation.
In our Fall 2015 Theology Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, we will offer those attending the opportunity to hear from some of evangelicalism’s finest scholars as they unpack for us the meaning and significance of each of these themes. For greater understanding, and deepened convictions, we pray God will be pleased to help each of us embrace these glorious truths that ground a biblical understanding of the nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thomas R. Schreiner is a professor and the Associate Dean of the Southern Seminary School of Theology. He also serves as the Pastor of Preaching at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Schreiner joined the Southern faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books. Dr. Schreiner and his wife Diane have four children.
Carl Trueman is the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary and the pastor of Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He is a council member at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and contributes to the Mortification of Spin podcast. Dr. Trueman and his wife Catriona have two sons.
Matthew Barrett is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University. He is also the senior pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Riverside, California and the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine, an evangelical and Reformed digital magazine that focuses on the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Dr. Barrett and his wife Elizabeth have three children. He enjoys spending lots of time with his family, rooting for the Lakers, and serving in the local church.
Stephen J. Wellum is a Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Dr. Wellum comes to Southern from Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary where he taught theology since 1996. He has also served as a senior pastor and interim pastor in South Dakota and Kentucky as well as a conference speaker at various engagements in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
David VanDrunen is a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California in 2001. He formerly served as a pastor of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Hanover Park, IL, and currently serves on the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s Committee on Christian Education and Subcommittee on Ministerial Training. He does much of his current research and writing at the intersection of systematic theology, biblical studies, ethics and legal and practical theory. He was the recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award in 2004 and was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in the spring of 2009.
Additionally, Bruce Ware will be the moderator of the conference. Bruce Ware is the T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Ware is a highly esteemed theologian and author in the evangelical world. He came to Southern Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as Chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Prior to this, he taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary. Dr. Ware has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews.
To find out more about the schedule and to register for the conference, go here: