Apologetics in Scripture, History, and Theology
15-17 June 2021 – IPC Ealing
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to postpone Catalyst for 2020. All our speakers have agreed to speak next year instead, and so we plan to run the identical conference from 15-17 June 2021 in Ealing.
The 2021 IPC Catalyst Conference will look at the topic of apologetics through the lenses of Scripture and church history and will explore some of the key theological emphases in faithful articulation of the gospel in every generation.
We will spend time encountering Christ in Scripture in our morning expositions; each day will then explore the anthropology of apologetics (creation, fall, redemption); how we can best communicate the gospel in contemporary culture; and we will consider the theological depths and riches of the content of the gospel. Each day will consist of the following sessions:
The Christ of Apologetics (Morning Expositions)
The Culture of Apologetics
The Problem of Apologetics
The Gospel of Apologetics
Tuesday, 15 June
→ Thursday, 17 June 2021
IPC Ealing, 53 Drayton Green, West Ealing, London
About the Speakers
James Torrens was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, but moved to Scotland in 1984 to study medicine. After 11 years of working for the NHS, he studied theology at St Andrews University and has been in ordained ministry for over 15 years. He serves as the Minister of of Highland International Church in Inverness, within the International Presbyterian Church. He is married to Jane, a consultant ophthalmologist, and they have 2 children, Katie and Calum.
Gray Sutanto (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is a teaching elder at Covenant City Church, Jakarta, Indonesia, and an adjunct faculty member at Westminster Theological Seminary where he teaches online courses in systematic theology and apologetics. He is the author of God and Knowledge: Herman Bavinck’s Theological Epistemology. He is a Minister of the International Presbyterian Church.
Daniel Strange is College Director and Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology at Oak Hill College, London. His PhD is from Bristol University and he has published widely in the fields of religious studies, public theology and cultural engagement. Dan is married to Ellie and they have seven children.
Sinclair Ferguson retired in 2013 as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and was formerly the Charles Krahe chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has now returned to his native Scotland, where he previously served Church of Scotland congregations in Unst (Shetland) and Glasgow (St George’s Tron).
Listen to the Catalyst 2016 and 2017 talks in our Resources section
- Session 1. The Gospel of Knowing God. Andrew Randall
- Session 2. The Supremacy of God. Scott Swain
- Session 3. The Works of God: Decrees. Kevin DeYoung
- Session 4. Indelible Marks of our Calling. Sinclair Ferguson
- Session 1. The Life of Knowing God. Andrew Randall
- Session 2. The Sovereignty of God. Scott Swain
- Session 3. The Works of God: Creation. Kevin DeYoung
- Session 4. Rigorous Demands of our Service. Sinclair Ferguson
- Session 1. The Garden in the Wilderness – Jonty Rhodes
- Session 2. Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit – Richard Gaffin
- Session 3. The Spirit of Christ – Sinclair Ferguson
- Session 4. Worship Today (1) – Jonathan Gibson & Mark Earngey
- Session 1. Leviticus: The Mountain of the Lord – Jonty Rhodes
- Session 2. Pentecost and the gifts of the Spirit – Richard Gaffin
- Session 3. The Spirit of Sonship – Sinclair Ferguson
- Session 4. Worship Today (2) – Jonathan Gibson & Mark Earngey