Man the Sinner, Man the Saint

Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology Live 2020


Plenary Speakers

Ian Hamilton

Richard Phillips

Joseph Pipa

Philip Ryken

The 2020 Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology will be live streamed on the Alliance's Facebook and YouTube channels this year! There is no cost to attend, and no registration is required.


Speaker Biographies

Conference Description

We are sinners by nature and sinners by nurture and sinners by practice. We all walked the same pathway, a pathway that was headed by destruction. But then God, out of his abundant grace and mercy, engaged in a rescue mission by sending His Son, the Lord Jesus. We hear the marvelous words of Romans 5:8 and know that they are applied to all who have not trusted in our own merits but have turned to Jesus for salvation – “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” So now sinners who still struggle with indwelling, lingering sin are also called “saints” by calling and by position. And we are engaged in progressive sanctification as we are being transformed and conformed to the image of Christ Jesus.

This year's Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology is excited to examine the subject of "Man the Sinner, Man the Saint" in a new and different way. Every November since 2008, QCRT has followed the lead of the parent conference of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals – the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology – by proclaiming the sovereignty and supremacy of God and the blessed hope of salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ through excellent teaching that promotes the full counsel of God as found in His Word. This year, we're going to the PCRT archives for the 1977 conference's theme as we sit under the teaching of God's inerrant, infallible, life-giving Word.  

This year’s conference, however, will take on a new form as we offer a special online presentation of QCRT at no charge. It’ll be the same powerful, biblically-rich teaching from a gifted lineup of pastors and theologians, but you won’t have to leave the safety and comfort of your own home in order to participate. Starting on Nov. 13-14, the Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology will be livestreamed on the Alliance’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

This year’s speaker lineup is a strong one, with Ian Hamilton, Richard Phillips, Joseph Pipa and Philip Ryken addressing subjects like “Man as God Made Him,” “Man the Sinner,” “The Bondage of the Will," and “Man the Saint.”

Schedule (all times are EST)

Friday, November 13, 2020

7:00 p.m.  Man as God Made Him, Ian Hamilton

8:00 p.m.  Man the Sinner, Richard Phillips

Saturday, November 14, 2020

9:00 a.m.  The Bondage of the Will, Joseph Pipa

10:00 a.m.  Amazing Grace, Ian Hamilton

12:00 p.m.  Man the Saint, Philip Ryken

1:00 p.m.  What is Man's Chief End?, Joseph Pipa

Speaker Biographies

Ian Hamilton teaches at Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary in England and at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in South Carolina, where he also serves on the Board. He studied at Universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh and in 1979 became the minister of Loudoun Church of Scotland, Newmilns, Ayrshire,  serving there for almost twenty years. From 1999-2016, Ian was minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in England. Ian is a Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust and also serves as the editor of the Banner Magazine. His books include a commentary on the Letters of John, published by the Trust in the 'Let's Study' series, The Faith-Shaped Life, The Gospel Shaped Life, and a commentary on the book of Ephesians. He is married to Joan, and they have four children and five granddaughters.

Richard Phillips is chair of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology and the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. An officer in the United States Army for thirteen years, Phillips commanded tank units and later served as assistant professor of leadership at West Point before resigning with the rank of major to enter the ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including, The God of Creation: Truth and Gospel in Genesis 1, The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men and I Samuel Reformed Expository Commentary.

Joseph Pipa is President Emeritus of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Professor of Systematic and Applied Theology. Joseph obtained his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, in 1985 and was awarded his Doctor of Divinity degree by the Board of Trustees of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2015. He has been the pastor of several churches, has authored a number of books, and has edited and contributed to various publications. Joseph and his wife, Carolyn, live in Greenville, SC. Their daughter, Sara, is married to John Beldon, who is the pastor of an OPC congregation in Matamora, Michigan. Their son, Joey, is married to Rhonda and they live in Greer, South Carolina. The Pipas have ten grandchildren.

Philip Ryken is the president of Wheaton College and the Bible teacher of Every Last Word radio and internet broadcasts. Dr. Ryken earned a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. He preached at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. Dr. Ryken has published more than 50 books, including The Message of Salvation, Art for God’s Sake, When Trouble Comes, and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah, Luke, Galatians, and other books of the Bible. He and his wife Lisa have five children.