Next month, I (Steve) will be attending what promises to be a great conference in Jackson, TN on the campus of Union University. According to the conference webpage, the conference promises to address “some of the most vital issues facing Southern Baptists and Evangelicals as we prepare to move into the second decade of the 21st Century.”
The conference, which is being held in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the Baptist movement, features an impressive lineup of Baptist theologians and historians. Those slated to present at the conference are Duane Litfin, Michael Lindsay, Timothy George, Albert Mohler, Robert Smith, Danny Akin, Ed Stetzer, Steve Harmon, Mark Devine, Nathan Finn and Union University’s own David Dockery, Ray Van Neste, Jerry Tidwell, Hal Poe and Jim Patterson.
You can register online through September 30th, but I encourage you to register soon to ensure your spot at what promises to be a historic gathering. Cost for the conference will be $85, which will include four meals and three continental breakfasts.
Previous conferences of this kind sponsored by Union have become touchstones for conversations in Baptist life and this one looks to be of a similar quality. Papers from previous conferences have been published by Crossway Books in the volume Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future. Don’t miss the chance to be at this conference, if at all possible.
If you are unable to attend, I will be providing summaries throughout the conference on this site, as well as on my personal blog.
Posted by Steve Weaver, Research and Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin.