Jonathan Edwards Center Inaugural Conference

Jonathan Edwards Center Inaugural Conference

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 8:00 PM


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Regeneration, Revival, and Creation: Religious Experience and the Purposes of God in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards

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Dinner Tuesday night will feature presentations by Kenneth Minkema and Adriaan Neele and a panel discussion with board members of the West Coast JEC. Following dinner will be an opening ceremony for the JEC reading room with an introduction from Chris Chun, a reveal of a new portrait of Edwards by Oliver Crisp, a demonstration of the Visual Edwards by Rob Boss and a description of the reading room from John Shouse.

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The Azure Hotel conference rate is $99. You can register directly through with the hotel using code "Gateway JEC." 

Plenary Speakers

JEC Board Members

Chris Chun - Director, West Coast Jonathan Edwards Center and associate professor of church history at Gateway Seminary
John Shouse - Professor of Christian theology at Gateway Seminary
Oliver Crisp - Professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary
Kenneth Minkema - Executive director, Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
Robert Caldwell - Associate professor of church history at Southwestern Seminary
Mark Rogers - Pastor of Fellowship in the Pass Church
Kyle Strobel - Associate professor of spiritual theology, Talbot School of Theology


Tuesday, January 15

Registration Opens 4 p.m. Lobby
Welcome Dinner and Panel Discussion 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Graves Center
Opening Ceremony of JEC Reading Room 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Library

Wednesday, January 16

Registration and Refreshments 8 - 8:30 a.m. Lobby
Worship 8:30 - 9 a.m. Chapel
Plenary Session and Q&A | Douglas Sweeney 9 - 10:15 a.m. Chapel
Refreshment Break 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Graves Center
Parallel Sessions I 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Classrooms
Lunch  11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Off-site
Plenary Session and Q&A | Michael Haykin 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Chapel
Refreshment Break 2:45 - 3 p.m. Graves Center
Parallel Sessions II 3 - 4 p.m. Classrooms
Dinner and Free Time 4 - 6:30 p.m. Off-site
Plenary Session and Q&A | Oliver Crisp 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Chapel
Closing Remarks 7:45 - 8 p.m. Chapel

Parallel Sessions

Session 1

Walter Schultz, University of Northwestern-St. Paul: "Must God Create? Dispositions and the Freedom of God in Jonathan Edwards' End of Creation" [Moderated by Rob Caldwell]
Lisanne Winslow, University of Northwestern-St. Paul: "A Great and Remarkable Analogy: Edwards' Use of Natural Typology in Communicating Divine Excellencies" [Moderated by Ken Minkema]
Mark Hamilton, - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: "Pantheism After All? Regeneration, Divine Ideas, and the Visio Dei in Jonathan Edwards" [Moderated by John Shouse]
Obbie Tyler Todd, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary: "Lord of His Treasures: Regeneration as the Work of the Son in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards" [Moderated by Jason Wright]

Session 2

Peter Jung, Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University: “Jonathan Edwards and the New Perspective on Paul's Justification” [Moderated by Kyle Strobel]
Chris Woznicki, Fuller Theological Seminary: ""The Metaphysics of the Jonathan Edwards's "Personal Narrative"" [Moderated by John Shouse]
Andrew Sparks, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: "Free Will: Edwards' Continuity with Calvin and Turretin" [Moderated by Rob Caldwell]
Brandon Crawford, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary: "Jonathan Edwards on the Nature of Christ's Atonement" [Moderated by Adriaan Neele]
Mark Rogers, Fellowship in the Pass Church: “Jonathan Edwards, Revival, and the Use of Means” [Moderated by Rob Boss]