Redemption Accomplished and Applied

Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology 2019

Speaker Biographies
Hotel Information

PCRT Philadelphia
April 26-28, 2019

D. A. Carson
Kevin DeYoung
Liam Goligher
David Murray

Proclamation Presbyterian Church
278 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Advance registration is closed, but walk-up registration is available.


PCRT Grand Rapids
March 15-17, 2019

Liam Goligher
Ian Hamilton
David Murray
Joe Thorn

Conference audio is now available.


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About the Conference

Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified” Romans 8:30

The apostle Paul’s outline of salvation in Romans 8:30 spurred the Reformation’s development of the ordo salutis — an outline of the order of salvation for those who believe. How important it is to know how salvation works!

In 1955, theologian John Murray published his classic work, Redemption Accomplished & Applied, unfolding the relationship between regeneration, faith, justification, and sanctification as they find union in Jesus Christ. This timeless and uplifting theme will supply the messages for our 2019 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology.

It is our joy and delight at the PCRT to highlight the great biblical themes that fueled reformation in years past. We have no doubt that our lifting up of Christ’s redeeming work will have a similar effect through our conference. We live during a time when a clear understanding of Christ and His work, together with the Spirit’s application of God’s saving grace is needed. What a feast of blessings we have through our justification, sanctification, and glorification in Christ!

We are excited to welcome an outstanding roster of theologians and teachers to the conference–men acclaimed for their Gospel preaching in America and Britain. Liam Goligher, Ian Hamilton, David Murray, and Joe Thorn are speaking at the Grand Rapids location; Philadelphia features D. A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Liam Goligher, and David Murray.

Please join us! We know you will find the 2019 conference a special blessing as it opens God’s Word to consider the greatest of all themes: the accomplishment and application of redemption by our victorious Savior, Jesus Christ! 


Pre-conference: A Full and Free Redemption
8:00 a.m. Registration and coffee
9:15 a.m. Opening Bible Study: Richard Phillips
9:45 a.m. The Redemption of Our Bodies, David Murray
10:45 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m. The Redemption of Our Emotions, David Murray
12:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. The Redemption of Our Culture, David Murray
3:00 p.m. Question & Answer Session
3:45 p.m. End of Pre-Conference

Conference: Redemption Accomplished and Applied
6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:00 p.m. Opening of the 2019 PCRT
First Address: The Necessity of the Atonement, Ian Hamilton (MI), D. A. Carson (PA)

8:00 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Second Address: The Achievement of the Cross, Liam Goligher (MI), David Murray (PA)
10:30 a.m. Third Address: Regeneration and Faith, David Murray (MI), D. A. Carson (PA)
11:30 a.m. Question & Answer Session (All Speakers)
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Fourth Address: Justification Through Faith Alone, Joe Thorn (MI), Kevin DeYoung (PA)
3:15–4:30 p.m. Workshops
4:30 p.m. Dinner (at local restaurants)
7:00 p.m. Fifth Address: Sanctification by Grace, Liam Goligher

Sunday PCRT joins host church worship for final address.
Sixth Address: Union With Christ, Ian Hamilton (MI), Kevin DeYoung (PA)
9:30 a.m. PCRT worships with First Christian Reformed Church of Byron Center, Grand Rapids
11:00 a.m. PCRT worships with Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr

Speaker Biographies

D. A. Carson is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and president of The Gospel Coalition. He has written or edited about sixty books, including the Pillar New Testament Commentary volume on the Gospel according to John, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts PluralismBecoming Conversant with the Emerging ChurchThe Intolerance of ToleranceChrist and Culture Revisited, the long-popular New Testament Commentary Survey, and The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures.
Kevin DeYoung serves as the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina as well as assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He serves as a council member at The Gospel Coalition and blogs on TGC’s DeYoung, Restless and Reformed. He is the co-author and author of several books including Taking God at His Word, The Biggest Story, Crazy Busy, Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be, Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion, and Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.
Liam Goligher is a native of Scotland and earned his D. Min. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He was minister of churches in Northern Ireland, Canada, Scotland, and in the Richmond area of London before becoming senior minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA, in 2011. He has authored several books and contributed to many others. Dr. Goligher has served on the boards of many Christian ministries, including as a Trustee of the Keswick Convention Trust in the UK. A popular conference speaker, he was invited to Keswick eight summers. He and his wife Christine are blessed with three daughters, two sons, and numerous grandchildren.

Ian Hamilton teaches at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he also serves on the board. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1979 and became the minister of Loudoun Church of Scotland, Newmilns, Ayrshire in the same year, serving there for almost twenty years. 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.

David Murray is pro­fes­sor of Old Tes­ta­ment and prac­ti­cal the­ol­ogy at Puri­tan Reformed The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary. He was born in Glas­gow, Scot­land and worked for five years in finan­cial ser­vices before being con­verted to Christ. He stud­ied for the min­istry at Glas­gow Uni­ver­sity and the Free Church of Scot­land Col­lege (Edin­burgh). He was a pas­tor for 12 years, first at Lochcar­ron Free Church of Scot­land and then at Stornoway Free Church of Scot­land (Con­tin­u­ing). He and his wife, Shona, have five chil­dren: Allan, Angus, Joni, Amy, and Scot. He blogs at Head Heart Hand.

Joe Thorn is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL. and a graduate of Moody Bible Inst. and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books including Experiencing the Trinity and Note to Self. Joe and his wife, Jen, have four children and a dog named Lucyfur. 

Hotel Information

Please call the hotel directly and mention, "The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals" to receive the special conference rate

Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Ave
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Call 610-941-5600 by April 4th
5.5 miles from the church

Courtyard Philadelphia Devon
762 West Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
Call 610-687-6633 by April 4th
5.8 miles from the church