From Dust to Glory: A Tale of Two Adams

Princeton Regional Confernce on Reformed Theology 2015


Philip Ryken
Phillip Johnson


November 6 - 7, 2015


Nassau Presbyterian Church
61 Nassau St. 
Princeton, NJ 08542


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Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These questions have vexed people down through the ages, from theologians like Augustine to artists like Paul Gauguin to poets like Emily Dickinson. God gives healing answers to these perplexing questions, and He does so in a most remarkable way: through a true two-part story, the tale of two Adams. The Apostle Paul summarizes the tale in Romans 5:18–19, “as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.” Condemnation versus justification; disobedience versus obedience; when the first Adam sinned, God responded, “dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” But when God raised the second Adam from the dead, God declared Him to be the Son of God with power—and all those who trust in Him heirs of His glory! The tale of two Adams is therefore a story of redemption, of fallen creation and new creation, of humanity’s move from dust to glory through the grace of God.

At the 2015 Princeton Regional Conference on Reformed Theology, Philip Ryken and Phillip Johnson will unpack this story in all its transformative power. In doing so, they will remind us of some of the most essential aspects of Reformed theology, including a robust understanding of what it means to be created in the image of God and renewed in the image of Christ. Understanding the biblical answers to who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going will ground our hope firmly in the saving work of Christ. It will also reorient our faith toward the God who, in the risen Christ, has begun making all things new!


Friday, November 6, 2015
6:00 p.m.   Registration
7:00 p.m.   Dust to Glory, Phillip Johnson

Saturday, November 7, 2015
8:30 a.m.   Late Registration
9:00 a.m.   Why the First Adam Matters, Philip Ryken
10:00 a.m.   How the Second Adam Saves, Phillip Johnson
11:00 a.m.   Questions and Answer Session
12:00 noon   Lunch
1:30 p.m.   Workshops 
3:30 p.m.   Sacred Concert
4:00 p.m.   Humanity 2.0, Philip Ryken

Speaker Biographies

Phil Ryken Philip Ryken is the Bible teacher on the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals' weekly radio broadcast, Every Last Word. Dr. Ryken also serves as president of Wheaton College. He was educated at Wheaton College (IL), Westminster Theological Seminary (PA), and the University of Oxford (UK), from which he received his doctorate in historical theology. He and his wife Lisa have five children, Josh, Kirsten, Jack, Kathryn, and Karoline. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts and expository commentaries on Exodus, Jeremiah, Luke, and other books of the Bible.
Phil Johnson Phillip Johnson is Executive Director of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur. Phil is also an elder at Grace Community Church, where he pastors the GraceLife fellowship group. He is probably best known for his websites, which include The Spurgeon Archive and The Hall of Church History. Phil's wife, Darlene, has been his partner in life and ministry since 1978. Together they raised three sons and now delight in being grandparents to five prodigiously cute children.


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

Nassau Inn
Ten Palmer Square East
Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-7500 x102

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard
Princeton, NJ 08540