Philippians: Joy in Christ

Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology 2021



John Currie
Ray Ortlund
Philip Ryken


November 12-13, 2021


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

Pre-registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome!

Schedule l Speaker Biographies l Hotel Information



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Conference Description

The apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church at Philippi from a Roman jail, and yet this is a letter about joy. How could that be? Paul was a man filled with Christ Jesus. He knew Jesus and was confident in what the Lord had done for him. And so Paul’s great passion—the desire that fueled his life—was to exalt and proclaim his glorious Lord and Savior. Paul’s joy was unshakeable, and it was founded upon the rock of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In these days of pandemic and confusion, could there be a more appropriate subject than joy? We all need reminders of who Christ is and who we are as believers in Him. And with that in mind, the Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology returns to a live conference this November 12-13 as we explore Paul’s letter to the Philippians. The game plan is simple: we will work through this marvelous, encouraging letter in six sessions spread over Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon.

QCRT is excited and privileged to be joined by this year’s speakers: John Currie, Ray Ortlund, and Philip Ryken. We begin on Friday night with Philippians 1:1 and continue through to the end of the letter—Philippians 4:23—on Saturday afternoon. No workshops or seminars. Just six messages that extol the glorious Gospel as our speakers begin at the beginning of the letter and conclude as Paul concludes, with “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”

The Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology, a partnered event with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals since 2008, will take place at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Quakertown. We know you will be blessed as we worship together and by sitting under the faithful proclamation of the Word.


Friday, November 12, 2021

6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Philippians 1:1-30, Ray Ortlund
8:15 p.m. Philippians 2:1-11, Philip Ryken

Saturday, November 13, 2021

8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Philippians 2:12-30, John Currie
10:15 a.m. Philippians 3:1-11, Ray Ortlund
11:15 a.m. Lunch at area restaurants
1:00 p.m. Philippians 3:12-21, Philip Ryken
2:15 p.m. Philippians 4:1-23, John Currie
3:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction


Speaker Biographies

John Currie (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a professor of pastoral theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. His academic interests include expository preaching and pastoral leadership. John is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and has extensive pastoral experience.
Ray Ortlund is senior pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, the president of Renewal Ministries, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored a number of books, including Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He and his wife, Jani, have four children.

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.

Hotel Information

The Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951
$109/night (reserve by 10/18)
Call 215-536-7779 or book online at; use Group Code ACE 

Springhill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951
$137/night (reserve by 10/28)
Make your reservations online here or call 215-529-6800 and mention Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals for the group rate