The Gospel Coalition 2017 National Conference celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, unleashed by God in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg door. Six plenary talks proclaimed the gospel of grace from Paul's inspired letter to the Galatians. Another three plenary talks recounted God's work in the lives of Luther, John Calvin, and other leaders in the broader Reformed tradition. Among our usual lineup of workshops, almost a dozen explored in-depth Reformation issues such as why the Reformers didn't unite in one church and where their missional legacy continues today.
As we reflected on the momentous events that unfolded 500 years ago, we gave thanks for God's continued promise of faithfulness to his church. This conference celebrated God's work beyond Europe and North America and beyond the walls of the church into government, work, and the arts. The gospel of grace that inspired Luther and his generation continues to spread into every corner of our world and every corner of our lives.
Here is a recap of the conference in videos and pictures. Additional media from dozens more workshops will soon be available.
John Piper | Paul’s Pilgrimage, Paul’s Plea | Galatians 1
Sandy Willson | Apostolic Confrontation: The Exclusive Sufficiency of Christ | Galatians 2
Stephen Nichols | On Martin Luther
Kevin DeYoung | On John Calvin
Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator from Nebraska | What Does Washington Have to Do with Jerusalem?
Peter Adam | Living by the Promise: How to Read the Bible, Part 1 | Galatians 3
Don Carson | The Gospel of Grace: How to Read the Bible, Part 2 | Galatians 4
Ligon Duncan | The Reformed Tradition Beyond Calvin
Nancy Guthrie Interviews Tim Keller | Help Me Teach the Bible Live Recording
Kevin DeYoung | Reexamining Perspicuity- If the Bible Is So Clear, Why Are There So Many Different Interpretations
Tim Keller | Calvin’s Company of Pastors Today
Thabiti Anyabwile | Gospel Freedom, Gospel Fruit | Galatians 5
Tim Keller | Boasting in Nothing Except the Cross | Galatians 6
MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop
During the conference TGC announced a special joint event with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” taking place April 4, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more go to mlk50conference.com.
TGC17 Theological Famine Relief Project
During the conference we raised $61,900 to help provide as many as 70,000 copies in 10 languages of the The New City Catechism Devotional for church leaders around the world.