The LIBERATE Conference organizers have announced that they will be offering a second chance to buy one LIBERATE conference ticket and get the second one half off today Wednesday, December 21. More information is available on their website www.liberateconference.com. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Mike, Rod and friends!
Tomorrow night, we’re pleased to host Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter Jessica Thompson, coauthors of the book, Give Them Grace, for a special KPRZ Listeners’ Event at Westminster Seminary California.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Mike Horton, Elyse, and Jessica will begin their conversation on Gospel-driven parenting at 7:00 pm. Their conversation will be taped for a future broadcast of the White Horse Inn. You can join the conversation by posting your questions on Twitter to @whitehorseinn.
To get a sense of what the conversation Tuesday night will sound like, listen to this interview with Elyse we broadcast back in October:
This is a free event, but you must have tickets. To register, please go to the White Horse Inn website.
In February 2012 Drs. Horton and Rosenbladt will be joining a great line-up of speakers at this year’s LIBERATE Conference at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. To learn more about the conference they have posted this video:
A few weeks ago, we posted a brief interview with Mike Horton in which he talks about our upcoming conference at sea, “Conversations for a Modern Reformation.”
Now, you have a chance to hear the rest of the hosts talk about the cruise and their conference sessions:
Rod Rosenbladt on “What Drove Luther’s Hammer”
Kim Riddlebarger on “A Reformation Pilgrimage”
Ken Jones on “Reforming a Church”
It’s not too late to join Mike, Rod, Kim, and Ken to hear these great lectures, participate in live White Horse Inn recordings, and join other Reformation-minded people from around the world in writing 95 Theses for a Modern Reformation.
We set sail on Monday, January 30th and return on Saturday, February 4th. If you can get to Miami early, you could be part of the audience for our second installment of the For and Against Calvinism Conversation with Roger Olson on Saturday, January 28th. Mike Horton will be preaching at Ken Jones’ church, Glendale Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, January 29th. All the hosts will participate in a pre-cruise live White Horse Inn taping on Sunday night, January 29th.
We have a lot of fun and informative sessions planned for our time together. I hope you can join us! Register here.
What is LIBERATE?
The gospel of grace is more drastic, more offensive, more liberating, more shocking, and more counterintuitive than any of us realize. There is nothing more radically unbalanced and drastically unsafe than grace. It has no “but”: it’s unconditional, uncontrollable, unpredictable, and undomesticated. It unsettles everything. There is a dangerous depth to the gospel that needs to be rediscovered and embraced. That’s what the LIBERATE Conference is all about
We’re very excited to announce a unique opportunity to witness and participate in the kinds of conversation that matter. Mike Horton and Roger Olson have recently written two books: For Calvinism and Against Calvinism, respectively. They will be on stage together at Biola University on Saturday, October 15, 2011, to discuss their differences and why the issue matters.
This isn’t a debate; it’s a conversation. It’s based on twenty years of mutual respect. Sadly, these kinds of conversations don’t happen nearly often enough. Most of the time we’re looking for a fight, for a debate, for an opportunity to score points. But for the church to know and experience a modern Reformation, we need to engage those in and outside of our circles with respect and a willingness to listen.
We don’t want you to just listen in; we want you to join the conversation. There will be an opportunity for you to submit questions for both Dr. Olson and Dr. Horton. We’ll have more information about that later, but for now I hope that you’ll make plans to join us on October 15th at Biola University. If you can’t join us at Biola, plan on joining us in Miami, Florida on January 28, 2012, where we’ll host the same conversation for our East Coast friends.
The doors open at 7:00 pm on October 15th at Biola. Visit our bookstore at the event and grab your own copy of For Calvinism and Against Calvinism. There will be an opportunity for the authors to sign books after the conversation concludes.
One of our favorite Floridians and Presbyterians (not necessarily in that order) is Tullian Tchividjian, the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. You’ve heard him on the White Horse Inn and he’s recently featured an interview with Mike on Law and Gospel at his blog. We’re also excited to announce that we are partnering with him for the Liberate Conference in February 2012.
Here’s how Tullian describes it:
I wholeheartedly believe that the gospel of grace is way more drastic, way more offensive, way more liberating, way more shocking, and way more counterintuitive than any of us realize. There is nothing more radically unbalanced and drastically unsafe than grace. It has no “but”: it’s unconditional, uncontrollable, unpredictable, and undomesticated. It unsettles everything. There is a dangerous depth to the gospel that needs to be rediscovered and embraced…and that’s what the LIBERATE Conference is all about.
Beginning February 23-25, 2012 at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (and every year thereafter) the LIBERATE Conference will explore the depths and riches of God’s scandalous grace in the gospel. We want it to become a catalytic platform for serious thinking about “a more radical gospel.”
So, to help kick off our first annual LIBERATE Conference, I’ve asked some of my friends to join me–a group of unafraid gospel-addicts, steel-spined soldiers of grace: Michael Horton, Paul Tripp, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Scotty Smith, Darrin Patrick, David Zahl, Rod Rosenbladt, and Doug Sauder. Scott Anderson (Executive Director of Desiring God) will be emceeing and Mark Miller (Director of Music at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church) will be leading us in music.
In addition to their conference sessions, Mike and the other cohosts of the White Horse Inn will tape a live recording from the conference. This is a great opportunity for you to see the conversation that you normally just get to listen to.
Plan on joining us in February at Coral Ridge. You can register here.
You are cordially invited to picturesque Bradford, Mass. for a Reformation weekend conference at historic First Church of Christ. A coalition of seven area churches is partnering with White Horse Inn to present Mike Horton and Gordon Isaac on Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Returning to the Roots of Treasuring Christ.
Here’s Mike’s invitation:
You can register here. We hope to see you there!
Along with the good folks at Fourth Presbyterian Church and our friends at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, we cordially invite you to the Washington Conference on the Christian Life to be held October 7-8, 2011 at Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, MD.
The Washington Conference on the Christian Life is a new conference in the Washington, DC area which seeks to equip and edify the Church through engaging, vital topics relevant to the Christian life. The topic this year is the church:
What is the Church? Is it a building or institution? Is it people or a specific Age? Is it a word to be avoided or cherished? We use “Church” to refer to all kinds of things, from the mundane to the religious, yet Scripture often employs it in terms of the highest and most intimate relationship we can have with God – “the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12) — and the most noble of purposes — “a pillar and buttress of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Today we often fail to grasp the Church’s enduring status, life, and mission because we have forgotten whom God intended her to be. We have a pressing need to return to biblical foundations while taking account of where we are and where we are going as a Church, so that we can live more faithfully as the body of Christ and find our own health as Christians within her life. Join us for this foundational year as we seek to remind ourselves of the centrality of the Church for God’s purposes and the faithful living of the Christian life.
Mike Horton will be speaking on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. on “What is the Church?” and again on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. on “The Church and the Future.”
You can register for the conference here.
Mike will be preaching on Sunday, October 9th at Christ Reformed Church in Washington, D.C. at 9:15 a.m. The service will be followed by a special lecture on The Great Commission and Social Justice at 11:00 a.m., as part of church’s lecture series on Christianity and Politics. For more information, please visit the church’s website.
The White Horse Inn is going back to Minneapolis to broadcast live from the Desiring God National Conference from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2011.
The theme of the conference is, “Finish the Mission: For the Joy of All Peoples.” Our program will be titled, “Making Disciples: The Mission & Its Methods.” In some churches, the emphasis is on being the church, living missionally. Other churches focus on “the worship experience,” spiritual formation, or the pursuit of various social and political agendas. What is the mission of the Church? How are we to make disciples of Jesus Christ? Turning to the Great Commission itself and various passages that unpack it, this special live edition of the White Horse Inn will focus on disciple-making through the marks of the Church that Christ himself ordained.
Be sure to sign up for our breakout session and join the conversation. We’ll be taking questions from the audience. Mike Horton, Ken Jones, Rod Rosenbladt, and Kim Riddlebarger will all be there.
On Saturday, Sept 24, 2011 Mike Horton will be speaking about his recent book “The Gospel-Commission” taking questions (12:30 – 1:00), and signing copies at the Conference Exhibit Hall (1:00 – 1:30).
Hope to see you in Minneapolis!