The Glory of the Cross

Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology 2018

Plenary Speakers

David Garner
Ray Ortlund
Richard Phillips

Workshop Speakers

David Garner
Timothy Gibson
Carlton Wynne


November 9-10, 2018


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

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Speaker Biographies
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Conference Description

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” ~Galatians 6:14

The cross of Jesus Christ. The most important event in human history. Matthew Henry has said of the cross, “Come and see the victories of the cross. Christ’s wounds are thy healings. His agonies thy repose. His conflicts thy conquests. His groans thy songs. His pains thine ease. His shame thy glory, His death thy life, His sufferings thy salvation.”

It is impossible to over-emphasize the cross. So much of our salvation, our future hope, our status in Christ…it’s all tied into the cross. For at the cross, Christ Jesus completed His work, bringing glory to His Father and accomplishing all that was necessary for the redemption of sinners.

Keeping the cross clearly in view, the 2018 Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology will draw our attention to Calvary. The focus will be on the centrality of the cross, the offense of the cross, the meaning of the cross, and the joy of the cross by drawing upon God’s Word and expounding it with power and compassion.

This year’s speaker lineup includes David Garner, Ray Ortlund, and Richard Phillips, as well as workshop speakers Timothy Gibson and Carlton Wynne. Join us for clear, powerful teaching from gifted pastors and theologians. It will be an exceptional weekend of worship, education, and edification of the saints.

Register now! We know you will be blessed as we worship together and sit under the faithful proclamation of God’s Holy Word.


Friday, November 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. The Cross of Christ, Richard Phillips
8:15 p.m. The Centrality of the Cross, Ray Ortlund

Saturday, November 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. The Offense of the Cross, David Garner
10:15 a.m. The Meaning of the Cross, Ray Ortlund
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Workshops
-The Power and Practice of Forgiveness, David Garner
-Whatever Happened to Hell? Timothy Gibson
-The 'Old Man' Crucified: How the Historical Adam Magnifies the Cross of Christ, Carlton Wynne
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. The Glory of the Cross, Richard Phillips
4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction

Speaker Biographies

David Garner is associate professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. A graduate of the University of North Carolina (BS, 1987), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM, 1992) and Westminster Theological Seminary (PhD, 2002), he has served in pastoral ministry, theological education, and parachurch ministries since 1986. He has lived and taught in various parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  From 2003-2007, he served as Director for TE3 (Theological Education for Eastern Europe), a regional theological training ministry based in Sofia, Bulgaria.  He and his wife have six children.

Timothy Gibson serves as the senior pastor of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church in Bethlehem, PA. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his doctor of ministry degree. He has been married to his best friend Julie since 1993 and the Lord has blessed their family with four incredible children: Hannah, Abram, Callie and Hudson.

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.

Richard Phillips is chair of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. Rev. Phillips also serves as 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 Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men and I Samuel in the Reformed Expository Commentary Series.

Carlton Wynne is assistant professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He has served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America, and has co-edited with Derek Thomas Zeal for Godliness: Devotional Meditations on Calvin’s Institutes.

Hotel Information

There are no group rates for hotels for this event. However, we can recommend the following hotels:

The Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

The Holiday Inn Express
1918 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

Spring Hill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951


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