Message From Our President
Welcome to the fifteenth Puritan Reformed Conference, an annual event hosted by the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. This year, the seminary’s conference committee is delighted to be hosting this event once again at the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, MI. The goal of this annual event is to foster a robust Reformed Christian worldview that is biblical, confessional, experiential, and practical.
This year’s theme, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, will be examined from various vantage points in eight plenary addresses and three breakout sessions. Our eight speakers will address topics such as, “The Suffering Lamb in Gethsemane and the Sovereign Grace of God,” “Trusting God When All The Lights Go Out,” “Cultivating a God-Centered Theology of Suffering,” “How to End in Christ with All Our Sufferings,” and many more such addresses. Samuel Rutherford once said, “Losses and crosses are the wheels of Christ’s triumphing chariot.” It is our hope that during this year’s conference, with the Lord’s help, the importance of the sovereignty of God in our sufferings will renew a hope within each of us to live soli Deo gloria!
It is our desire leading up to each conference that we would be a humble people, praying that the Lord will richly bless every speaker and participant. It is also my prayer that each one of us will be deeply aware that we are once again gathering to hear God’s Word testify of its own authority concerning our need to grow in increasing conformity to Christ (Rom. 8:29). Let it be our prayer that as we come under the preached Word that we would find our hearts freshly renewed and longing for the heavenly Zion and for the preaching of the gospel to the conversion of sinners.
Thank you for giving your time and resources to attend this year’s Puritan Reformed Conference. We are delighted that you have chosen to participate. We hope that these days will be filled with opportunities to become reacquainted with old friends and to make new ones.
Reformation Heritage Books will be on site. Books by the speakers, as well as numerous other authors and topics are available at deeply discounted prices. In fact, this year all RHB titles will be sold at close to 50% discount or more!
My heartfelt thanks goes out to our speakers for all the prayer, hard work, and time that each of them have put into their addresses, and to all our staff who have ably and self-sacrificially worked together to make this wonderful conference possible. Please do not hesitate to make your needs and desires known to any of our staff people or me. We want you to get the most possible out of this conference, so please do approach us with your questions and concerns. Every blessing to you all in Christ Jesus.