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  • GBTS's G3 2023 Pre-Conference: The Gospel & the State
    Grace Bible Theological Seminary
    G3 2023 Pre-Conference
    "The Gospel & the State: Christian Nationalism, Theonomy, and Free Church Doctrine"
    Who: All are welcome to attend (each attendee must obtain a ticket to the event)
    What: G3-Sponsored Event; Course credit is being offered through GBTS
    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    Where: Near the Site of G3 National Conference, Atlanta, GA (Location TBA)
    Cost: Early bird price of $29 until July 31; Late registration is $39

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    Pre-Conference Description

    "The Gospel and the State" is an official G3 2023 Pre-Conference. This one-day conference is $29 per attendee and open to all—however, all attendees need to register in advance to attend. This event will be held near the site of the G3 National Conference. Registering for this event DOES NOT register you for the G3 2023 National Conference. For G3 2023 National Conference general registration, please click here: https://g3min.org/events/g3-2023-the-sovereignty-of-god/.

    This exciting pre-conference will feature biblical, theological, and historical consideration of the role of the church relative to the state. Six seasoned preachers and teachers of the Word will engage such topics as the mission of the church, the role of individual Christians in a fallen world, the way eschatology shapes our ecclesiology and experience, the meaning of "Christian nationalism" as a concept, and the centrality of gospel proclamation. Join us to hear from Dr. James White, Dr. Jeff Johnson, Dr. James Coates, Dr. Owen Strachan, Dr. Scott Aniol, and Dr. Jeff Moore. We'll conclude our one-day event with a panel that will include Dr. Josh Buice and will feature lively, friendly, and reflective conversation on hot topics and biblical doctrines.

    Course Description

    The Gospel and the State is a GBTS seminary class at the master's level that will cover the relationship of the church to the state. It involves ecclesiology, public theology, and biblical cultural engagement. Course material addresses the mission of the church, the call of Christians to be "salt and light," the eschatological expectations of God's people in the pre-consummated age, a sound assessment of nationalism and patriotism in scriptural perspective, and the centrality of gospel proclamation. Students enrolled in this course will attend all sessions of "The Gospel and the State" G3 pre-conference and all plenary sessions of the G3 National Conference.

    GBTS Course Credit Information: To enroll in this course for official credit, one must be admitted and enrolled as a GBTS student for the Fall 2023 term (enrollment closes August 2023, and no late enrollees will be accepted). Students will complete assignments in the course that include course reading, a book review, and a position paper. Course credit will be for three (3) credits, equivalent to a GBTS master's-level course.


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