MARCH 13 - 14
Being Clear About the Gospel is a two-day conference in Vancouver, brought to you by the Anglican Network in Canada. Knowing that the gospel is the "power of God for salvation"(Rom 1:16), it's imperative that as Christians we are crystal clear on what that gospel is so that we might enjoy the abundant life and liberty we have, and in order to fruitfully share that gospel with the world. This conference is designed to help us do just that; to recover, define, magnify, apply and celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ.
"The gospel cannot be preached and heard enough,
for it cannot be grasped well enough."
– Martin Luther
S U P P O R T I N G P A R T N E R S
William Lane Craig
William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He and his wife Jan have two grown children. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994.
He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science. In 2016 Dr. Craig was named by The Best Schools as one of the fifty most influential living philosophers.
Dr. Rick Reed
Dr. Rick Reed joined Heritage College & Seminary on January 1, 2013 as President after serving for fourteen years as Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa. At Heritage, Rick teaches in the areas of preaching and pastoral theology. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Biola University, Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been a presenter for the Billy Graham’s School of Evangelism and a guest professor at Nassa Theological College in Mwanza, Tanzania. Dr. Reed is committed to using Scripture and his ministry experience to glorify God in the training and equipping of men and women for life and ministry.
Rick is married to Linda who directs the Heritage Centre for Women in Ministry and recently completed a Doctor of Education degree at Southern Seminary. The Reeds have three grown children.
We live around the truth of the gospel, but never quite get it.
So the key to spiritual renewal is the continual rediscovery of the gospel.
– Tim Keller
"Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing
and living out the gospel in our souls. "
– John Owen
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This conference is for everyone who wants to grow as a disciple of Jesus. New Christians, pastors, scholars, plumbers, teachers, salesmen, preachers, counsellors, young and old, the gospel is for everyone and changes everything. And being clear about it is a vital and ongoing need for us all.
The conference is hosted by the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), but you absolutely do not need to be Anglican to attend. We eagerly desire for brothers and sisters from all Christian churches and denominations to be a part of it.
"Revival occurs when those who think they already know the gospel discover they do not really or fully know it."
– Tim Keller
“growth in the Christian life is simply growth in seeing that the gospel is true;
that Jesus Christ is the preeminent reality of all things.”
— John Webster
Church of the Good Shepherd
189 W 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1S8
"Never lose heart in the power of the gospel. Don't believe there exists any man,
much less any race of men, for whom the gospel isn't fitted"
– Charles Spurgeon
Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre
711 W. Broadway @ Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at the numbers listed below and mentioning "Anglican Network" to receive the special rate:
Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre Reservations Direct
Phone: (604) 707 1939
These room rates will be held until February 10, 2018
Guest Room Rates:
Deluxe Room $149.00 single/double occupancy
$ 20.00 additional person in room
* All rates are subject to 5% GST and 11% AHRT (subject to change)