Dear Friends, In light of God's hard providence, we are POSTPONING this gathering! Please be in prayer and in good health. We hope to reconvene in the Fall of 2020, Lord willing!
The Reformed Bible Conference will provide Biblical instruction, inspiration, and resources for those who desire to grow in their Christian faith and discipleship. The goal is to equip the Church to think and apply all of God's truth to all of life.
APRIL 17, 2020
- 4:30PM-5:30PM: Registration, Refreshments, Book Tables, Fellowship... - 5:30PM-5:45PM: Welcome, Announcements, Introduction, Prayer (Rev. Kent Moorlach) - 5:45PM-6:30PM: "The Early Patristic Doctrine of the Trinity: From the New Testament to the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed" (Dr. E. Calvin Beisner) - 6:30PM-7:15PM: "God in His Sovereign Mercy—Romans 9:16" (Prof. David Engelsma) - 7:15PM-7:45PM: Break, Refreshments, Book Tables - 7:45PM-8:30PM: "The Simplicity of God" (Dr. James Dolezal)
APRIL 18, 2020
- 8:00AM-9:00:The Rosemark Men's Breakfast & Bible Study (A monthly Rosemark, TN., fellowship -- LADIES WELCOME THIS MEETING!) Rev. Christopher Neiswonger will discuss the relationship between "The Christian's Faith and Political Involvement: Yes or No? Jerusalem or Athens?" (Donations for the morning meal are welcomed) - 9:30AM-10:15AM: "God is Love!" (Rev. Kent Moorlach) - 10:15AM-10:45AM: Break, Refreshments, Book Tables - 10:45AM-11:30AM: "The Doctrines of Election and Reprobation in Contemporary Theology" (Rev. Christopher Neiswonger) - 11:30AM-1:00PM: Lunch (Food trucks will be on the campus!) - 1:00PM-2:00PM: "Why the United Pentecostal Church’s Anti-Trinitarian Theology Fails the Test of Scripture" (Dr. E. Calvin Beisner) - 2:00PM-3:00PM: "The Impassability of God" (Dr. James Dolezal) - 3:00PM-5:00PM: RESPECTFUL DEBATE: "Can a Born Again Christian Lose Their Salvation?" Dr.Sonny Hernandez (No) Patrick Donahue(Yes) - 5:00PM-6:30PM: Close of Conference Remarks, Followed by Food Vendors & Q&A with Speakers in the Fellowship Hall
APRIL 19, 2020
(We encourage all believers to support and bless the congregations where they hold their membership each Lord's Day. For those visiting the Rosemark area, Richland ARP invites you to join us for...) - 10:00AM-11:00AM: Sunday Bible Classes at Richland ARP. Prof. David Engelsma will be leading our adult Sunday School Class which meets in the Memorial Hall. - 11:00AM-12:00PM: Preaching at Richland ARP is Dr. James Dolezal. - 7:00PM-8:00PM: Preaching at an evening service: Prof. David Engelsma
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner is president of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation (www.CornwallAlliance.org). He has written over a dozen books, including God in Three Persons (1984), Psalms of Promise (1988), Evangelical Heathenism (1996), and “Jesus Only” Churches (1998), as well as books on apologetics, economics, demography, and environmental stewardship, and has edited or contributed to some sixty others. He was Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Social Ethics at Knox Theological Seminary (2000–2008) and of Interdisciplinary Studies at Covenant College (1992–2000). He has served as an elder or on the pastoral staff of churches in the PCA and the OPC. He and his wife live in Eads, TN, and have seven married children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. James Dolezal is associate professor of theology in the School of Divinity at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA and visiting professor at IRBS Theological Seminary in Mansfield, TX. Prior to his current post he served as a pastor in Lethbridge, Alberta. He is the author of two books, God without Parts (Pickwick, 2011) and All That Is in God (Reformation Heritage, 2017), and a contributor to another, Divine Impassibility: Four Views of God's Emotions and Suffering (IVP Academic, 2019). He and his wife live with their three children in Warminster, PA.
Prof. David Engelsma was a pastor of churches in Colorado and in Illinois for 25 years. He then served as professor of theology at the Protestant Reformed Seminary for 20 years, before retiring. He graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary and also from the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, where he studied for three years under Herman Hoeksema. In addition to frequent lecture and preaching tours in North America, Prof. Engelsma has lectured and preached throughout the British Isles on behalf of the British Reformed Fellowship, which is devoted to the spread and defense of the Reformed faith in the United Kingdom. He is the author of many books, including Marriage: the Mystery of Christ & the Church; The Gospel-Truth of Justification; and The Reformed Faith of John Calvin: the Institutes in Summary. He has been married to Ruth for 53 years, and is the father of 9 and the grandfather of 38.
Rev. Kent Moorlach is the pastor of our hosting church, the historic Richland ARP Church in Rosemark, TN. He is a graduate of the Talbot School of Theology and San Francisco Theological Seminary (southern California campus). He has served as a church planter, missions coordinator, DCE, associate and youth minister with Reformed and Presbyterian churches in southern California for over 20 years. Kent and his wife have been ministering in the Memphis area since 2013. They have five children.
Rev. ChristopherNeiswonger was the host of the “Apologetics.com” radio program on KKLA 99.5 FM in Los Angeles for 16 years dealing with the relationship between the Christian faith and culture. He served as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) prior to ordination as a Minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC). He received a Juris Doctor of law from Trinity and an MA from Trinity Graduate School (TIU-TEDS). He’s currently finishing an M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary. He worked in the international legal department of World Vision on human rights and trafficking cases and is currently the Pastor of Graceview Presbyterian Church in Southaven, Mississippi. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife and their 6 children.