Centering Gospel Between Church and Culture

2014-02 Centering GospelIn the wake of Tim Keller’s book, Centering Church, questions have arisen as to the precise relationship between Church, Culture and Gospel, and in respect to their meaning and place in the church’s task. This conference sought to engage the “Gospel Coalition”, out of which theologians like Keller and Don Carson are working, with the question; “What precisely is the Gospel, and how do we maintain its priority in respect to Church and Culture?”



9:00-10:15 am Plenary I – Dr. Don Carson  Video 1

10:45am-12:00 pm Breakout Session I

Breakout 1 Dr. Jonathan Wilson “Re-placing Culture in God’s Redemption of Creation
Breakout 2 Dr. Ken Radant “Theology, Culture and the Gospel” [short version]
Breakout 3 Dr. Jeff Bucknam “The Pastor as Gospel and Cultural Person

1:30- 2:45 pm Plenary II  – Dr. Don Carson video-2

3:15-4:30 pm Breakout Session II

Breakout 1 Dr. Brian Cooper “Gospel and Culture: A Believer’s Church Perspective
Breakout 2 Dr. Roger Helland “The Gospel According to You: Spiritual Formation, Vocation and Mission Between the Church and Canadian Culture” [PDF]
Breakout 3 Dr. Kent Anderson “Preaching the Gospel in Culture

6:30 pm Public LectureDr. Don Carson video-3


8:30- 9:45 am Breakout Session III

Breakout 1 Dr. Brian Rapske: The Priority of the Gospel
Breakout 2 Dr. Larry Perkins: “Being Gospel and Cultural Literate
[PP presentation in PDF]

10:15-11:30 am Plenary III – Dr. Don Carson video-4