The PCA Historical Center is sponsoring its first Conference on Presbyterian History at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America. The PCA GA is meeting in Houston, Texas, June 17-20, 2014. This year’s Conference will consist of two panels: Panel #1 will offer a wide-ranging coverage of American Presbyterian history. The second panel will address the subject of Presbyterians and Race
The PCA Historical Center is sponsoring its first, and what is hoped to be an annual, Conference on Presbyterian History at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America. The PCA GA is meeting in Houston, Texas, June 17-20, 2014. The Conference will be on Tuesday, June 17 from 1 – 5 PM in Ballroom J of the Hilton Americas—Houston.
The conference will be composed of two panels, with three presenters per panel. Panel #1 will have the floor from 1 – 3 PM, and will offer a wide range of topics from American Presbyterian history. Panel #2 will then present their papers between from 3 – 5 PM, with presentations focusing on the theme of Presbyterians and Race Relations.
Each panel will be assisted by moderators who will offer comments on the papers presented, and field questions from the audience as time permits. TE Nick Willborn will offer comments for Panel #1; TE Carl Ellis and TE Ligon Duncan will offer comments on the presentations for Panel #2.
Barker Productions will be taping the Conference and will have recordings available for purchase.
The schedule for the Conference is as follows:
Panel #1: 1 — 3 PM
Topic: American Presbyterian History : A Little Something for Everyone
TE David Filson, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN
“A Fountainhead of Misunderstanding: Apologetic and Theological Method in J. Oliver Buswell and Cornelius Van Til”
TE Caleb Cangelosi, Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS
“Congre-terians and Presby-gationals: Seeking the Sources of the 1801 Plan of Union”
RE Wayne Sparkman, Director, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, MO
“Communion in the Courts of the Church: The Surprising Origin of the Practice”
Comments: TE Nick Willborn, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge, TN
Panel #2: 3 — 5 PM
Topic: Presbyterians and Race: A Historical Conversation
Dr. Otis Pickett, Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
“Multiethnic Worship In Southern Presbyterian Mission Churches, 1865-1874″
TE Bobby Griffith, City Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, OK
“Protesting the Struggle: Carl McIntire and the Conservative Case Against the Civil Rights Movement”
TE Sean Michael Lucas, First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, MS
“Race, Civil Rights, and the Southern (Presbyterian) Way of Life.”
TE Ligon Duncan, Chancellor/CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary
TE Carl Ellis, PCA Minister, Independent Scholar, and Associate Professor at Redeemer Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas