Bosgraf Lecture Series 2024

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Have you ever wondered, "How do I contend for the truth without being contentious?" We all want to be kind and courageous, but it becomes increasingly difficult when the world's response is contentious, no matter our demeanor. What must I actually do to keep myself faithful to God while fighting the good fight? And how can telling my story actually become a way to faithfully contend for the truth of God's word? Drs. Troxel and Chatraw have both thought deeply about these questions. We hope you will join us for this excellent event.


Friday, March 1
6:00 p.m. How to Keep Your Heart Open to a Culture That Is Not Receptive, Craig Troxel
Followed by Question & Answer
Location: Breakwater Church, 733 Broadway Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081

Saturday, March 2
6:00 p.m. Telling a Better Story: How to Talk about God in a Skeptical Age, Josh Chatraw
Followed by Question & Answer

Location: Bethel OPC, 609 Center Ave., Oostburg, WI 53070

Sunday, March 3
9:00  a.m. - Josh Chatraw joins Bethel Church for worship
10:30 a.m. - Adult Education 

9:30  a.m. - Craig Troxel joins Breakwater Church for worship
11:15 a.m. - Adult Education 

Speaker Biographies

Joshua Chatraw (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Billy Graham Chair for Evangelism and Cultural Engagement at Beeson Divinity School. His research, writing, and speaking focus on public theology, apologetics, evangelism, and culture. He has written, co-written, and edited eight books, including Surprised by Doubt, Telling a Better Story, Truth Matters, and Truth in a Culture of Doubt. He has also contributed numerous essays and articles in both academic and popular publications. Dr. Chatraw serves as an inaugural fellow at The Timothy Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics, a fellow at The Center for Pastor Theologians, and has served in both pastoral and academic posts during his ministry.

Craig Troxel (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary)is the professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California. He has taught systematic theology as an adjunct at Westminster Theological Seminary and ministerial studies at Mid-America Theological Seminary. He has also served as a faculty member for the Ministerial Training Institute of the OPC since 2002 and is presently a member of the OPC’s Committee on Christian Education. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and is presently on its Ecclesiology Study Group. The author of numerous books, including With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will toward Christ, Dr. Troxel has published articles in publications such as Westminster Theological Journal, Fides et Historia, as well as New Horizons, Ordained Servant, and Modern Reformation. His research interests include pastoral theology, Reformed spirituality, the doctrine of the church, and biblical teaching on the heart.

Hotel Information

Coming from out of town?

Reserve your room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Sheboygan
4117 South Taylor Drive Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Book with this link by Feb. 2nd
Rates start at $139


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