Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education

Kingdom Living in a Hostile Age: Biblical and Social Ethics 2024


T. David Gordon


January 18-20, 2024


Grace Church
2731 Edgewood St SW
Roanoke, VA 24015



The Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education is pleased to welcome Dr. T. David Gordon for the Sixth Annual Winter Seminar, January 18-20, 2024. The theme is Kingdom Living in a Hostile Age: Biblical and Social Ethics.

Come to the Blue Ridge mountains this winter and join Dr. Gordon to explore the biblical and theological basis and implications for Christian ethics and living–an utterly crucial doctrine to understand in these heady days! 


Thursday, January 18
6:00-9:00 PM 

Friday, January 19
6:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, January 20
9:00-5:00 PM 

T. David Gordon (PhD, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia) is a retired author living in Grove City, PA. He was previously professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College from 1999-2021. Prior to that, he taught for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in MA; and for nine years he was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
Dr. Gordon has contributed to a number of books and study Bibles (his notes on John’s gospel appear in the New Geneva Study Bible and the Reformation Study Bible), and has published scholarly reviews and articles in journals such as New Testament Studies, The Westminster Theological Journal, Interpretation, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written the books Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers (2009), Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal (2010), and Promise, Law, Faith: Covenant-Historical Reasoning in Galatians (2019). Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Roanoke College (B.L.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R., Th.M.), and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Ph.D.). He lives in Grove City, PA, with his wife Dianne. The Gordons have two married daughters and two grandsons. When not doing anything productive, he is likely to be found wandering aimlessly in the forest.


Much like the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education desires to foster a Reformed and confessional awakening throughout the evangelical church in the Southwestern Virginia region and North America more broadly.  


The Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education (BRITE) serves the church in all branches of Protestant Christianity by preparing its students to be more faithful and effective church members and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Institute seeks to accomplish this by teaching and equipping its students through a program of graduate-level theological education, a variety of training seminars, courses, and conferences, with all content based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Bible, and committed to the Reformed faith.

A foundational desire for BRITE is that it would further the health of the church by cultivating biblically, historically, and theologically-rooted churchmen and women who will take what they have learned in the classroom, in internship, and in mentoring, and inculcate those same priorities in the life of their local congregation–thus further bolstering the health and vitality of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ for generations to come.

Like the Alliance, BRITE has striven to form a network of like-minded confessional pastors, teachers, scholars, and lay people throughout our region to labor together so that we might educate and equip future church leaders and today’s Christian servants. For those for whom traditional seminary education is not an option, it is the mission of BRITE to bring the seminary to the church pews: for the glory of God and for the health of his people. 

Winter Seminar 

BRITE and the Alliance share a vision to bring quality, confessional theological education and resources to everyday Christians, to pastors laboring faithfully, and to classes of future church leaders and ministers. The Alliance has partnered with BRITE to highlight and promote BRITE’s Winter Seminar, an annual January conference designed to both educate theological students and equip church members to help cultivate healthier churches. 

2018 — Kingdom Living in a Hostile Age (Biblical and Social Ethics) with Dr. Carlton Wynne

2019 — Defending the Faith; Proclaiming our Hope (Apologetics) with Dr. Carlton Wynne

2020 — No Other Gospel: The Life and Theology of Paul with Dr. Guy Waters

2022 — The Grand Sweep of Scripture: Intro to Biblical Theology with Dr. Jonathan Gibson

2023 — God in Three Persons: The Doctrine of the Trinity as the Foundation for the Christian Life with Dr. Ryan McGraw

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