For Still Our Ancient Foe

Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology 2017

Plenary Speakers

Kent Hughes
Peter Jones
Tom Nettles

Workshop Speakers

Dennis Cahill
Peter Jones
Scott Oliphint


November 17-18, 2017


Grace Bible Fellowship Church
1811 Old Bethlehem Pike North
Quakertown, PA 18951

Advance registration is now closed
Walk-ins are still welcome

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Speaker Biographies
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Conference Description

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
Ephesians 6:12

As Christians, we are at war. Satan, the enemy of our souls, “doth seek to work us woe.” Known in Scripture as our  “adversary,” he prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He delights in rendering believers powerless, ruining their testimonies and destroying their lives. And so we are called to “resist the devil,” knowing that when we do, in Christ’s strength, he will flee from us.

We are excited to devote the 2017 Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology to knowing our enemy so that we may resist him. For two days, we will shine the light of Scripture on our ancient foe: on knowing who he is and how he operates, on exposing his lies, and on his final demise. Through five plenary sessions and a choice of workshops, all who attend will be equipped to more fully understand the war we are engaged in and how to more effectively combat our enemy.

It is our great privilege and honor to have, as this year’s speakers, Kent Hughes, Peter Jones, Tom Nettles, and Scott Oliphint. Our tenth conference is scheduled for November 17–18, 2017 in Quakertown, PA, less than an hour north of Philadelphia and 20 minutes south of Allentown. It is an event open to all who seek a better understanding of Scripture — pastors and laypersons alike.

Register now! We know you will be blessed as, together, we sit under the teaching of God’s inerrant, authoritative and life-giving Word. 


Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Our Ancient Foe in the Garden, Kent Hughes
8:15 p.m. Know Our Ancient Foe, Tom Nettles

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Exposing the Lies of Our Ancient Foe, Peter Jones
10:15 a.m. Deliverance From Our Ancient Foe, Kent Hughes
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Workshops
-A Life of Repentance: The Path to Joy, Dennis Cahill
-How did we get here, and where is the culture going? Evangelism and Our Ancient Foe, Peter Jones
-Has God Really Said? A Particularly Protestant View of the Authority of Scripture, Scott Oliphint
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. The Final Demise of Our Ancient Foe, Tom Nettles
4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction

Speaker Biographies

Kent Hughes is professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary with more than 40 years of experience in pastoral ministry, including youth ministry, church planting, and 27 years as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL. He has authored over 30 books, including Disciplines of a Godly Man and Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome. He is also senior editor of the acclaimed Preaching the Word commentary series, authoring many of the New Testament volumes himself, including Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior, which received the ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award for best commentary in 1990. 

Peter Jones is the Director of Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet and adjunct professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary California. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, he served as a professor/missionary in France for seventeen years and as a professor at WTS California for eleven years. He is the author of several books, including the Gnostic Empire Strikes Back, Spirit Wars, and Cracking Da Vinci’s Code. Peter and his wife Rebecca have seven children and seven grandchildren.

Tom Nettles is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America. He came to Southern Seminary from the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was professor of Church History and chair of the department of Church History. He previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is the author and editor of nine books. Among his books are By His Grace and For His GloryBaptists and the Bible,  which he co-authored with L. Russ Bush; Why I Am a Baptist, co-edited with Russell Moore; and James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman.

Dennis Cahill was born in Trenton, NJ and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He came to faith in Jesus Christ during his freshman year of college. Since that time, it has been his passion to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. He is a graduate of Florida Bible College (B.A.), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Westminster Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Christ Community Church began in the Cahill’s living room in 1988. He has served as a lead pastor of the church for the last 31 years. Dennis is married to Patricia and they have three grown children, one daughter-in-law and two adorable granddaughters.

Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to coming to Westminster, Dr. Oliphint, an ordained pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, was a pastor in Amarillo, TX, his hometown. Dr. Oliphint is the author of Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology and God with Us. In addition to these (and other) books, Dr. Oliphint has authored numerous scholarly articles. He has lectured around the world, from London to Jakarta to Hong Kong. 

Hotel Information

There are no group rates for hotels for this event. However, we can recommend the following hotels:

The Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

The Holiday Inn Express
1918 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

Spring Hill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951


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