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There are just 9 weeks to go until T4G 2014 in Louisville (April 8-10, 2014).

Below are the 9 plenary talks. (You could consider meditating on one passage per week to make ready your heart and mind!)

Crossway is very happy to be sponsoring T4G, and there will be some exciting announcements on site.

If you register before February 28, 2014, you’ll save $80.

Here are the keynote speakers and what they will be talking about:


Ligon Duncan
“The Gospel by Numbers” (Numbers 5)

Albert Mohler
“The Open Door Is the Only Door: The Singularity of the Gospel in a Pluralistic Age” (Acts 4)

Mark Dever
“Making Known the Wisdom of God through the Church” (Eph. 3:8-11)

John MacArthur
“Mass Defection: The Great Physician Confronts the Pathology of Counterfeit Faith” (John 6)

David Platt
“Relenting Wrath: The Role of Desperate Prayer in the Mystery of Divine Providence” (Exodus 32)

John Piper
“Persuading, Pleading, and Predestination: Human Means in the Miracle of Conversion”

Kevin DeYoung
“Never Spoke a Man Like This Before: Inerrancy, Evangelism, and Christ’s Unbreakable Bible” (John 10:35)

Thabiti Anyabwile
“The Happiness of Heaven in the Repentance of Sinners” (Luke 15)

Matt Chandler
“Christ Is All” (2 Tim. 1:8-14)

In addition, there will be six panel sessions and ten breakout sessions:


“D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Pastor-Evangelist”
Elizabeth Catherwood and Iain Murray; moderated by Mark Dever [note the new “Reader” of MLJ sermons due out in time for the conference, as well as Murray’s new, updated, and abridged biography]

“Homosexuality: Our Third Rail?”
Russell Moore and Sam Alberry, moderated by Albert Mohler [note Alberry’s book, Is God Anti-Gay?]

“Preaching Sanctification”
 Kevin DeYoung, John Piper, David Platt, and Derek Thomas; moderated by Matt Chandler [note that DeYoung’s The Hole in Our Holiness is now available in paperback]

“Denominations: Your Grandfather’s Oldsmobile?”
Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, and John Yates; moderated by Ligon Duncan

“Stump the Panel”
 Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, Mark Dever, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Simon Gathercole; moderated by Mike McKinley

Future Theological Threats
Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, Kevin DeYoung, Simon Gathercole, and Peter Williams; moderated by Mark Dever

Breakout Sessions

Edward Copeland
“Evangelistic Ministry in Traditional African American Churches”

Leonce Crump
“Church Planting as a Means of Evangelism”

Juan Sanchez
“Building an Evangelistic Church”

Simon Gathercole and Peter Williams
“How Biblical Studies Are Helping Apologetics”

Dave Russell
“Mobilizing the Church to Evangelize on Campus”

Owen Strachan
“The Pastor as Public Theologian in an Increasingly Hostile Culture”

David Sinclair
“Distinctives of God-Centered Evangelism”

Mack Stiles
“Evangelism in the Post-Modern World” [note Stiles’ new little book on evangelism that will be out in time for the conference]

Ligon Duncan and Albert Mohler
“The Importance of Inerrancy for Evangelism in Missions”

Mez McConnell and Mike McKinley
“Church Planting in Hard Places”

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8 thoughts on “The 9 T4G Plenary Sessions Announced”

  1. The Amazon blurb for the Lloyd-Jones “Reader” is inaccurate. Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones is described as English rather than Welsh, hardly a small point if you know anything about the doctor.

  2. Brandon says:

    “Crossway is very happy to be sponsoring T4G, and there will be some exciting announcements on site.”

    That’s an interesting statement. I have to wonder what is meant by “exciting announcements”. Are they announcements that only pertain to the conference or to Crossway as a company? Hmmm.

    The sessions look great! I’m especially pleased to see John MacArthur back in the lineup.

  3. Andy Ottaway says:

    There are 9 speakers…but the t4g site only lists 6 sessions? How is that working? Are the beginning and end times for the conference remaining the same?

    1. Justin Taylor says:

      I wondered the same thing, Andy. Apparently there will be more than one plenary in some of the sessions.

  4. Beverly Finnen says:

    According to the T4G conference website, the conference is described as being “for pastors”, but I wondered if church leaders are also invited? This looks like a wonderful conference!

    1. Justin Taylor says:

      Pastors are the primary audience, but anyone is welcomed to come!

  5. James Spence says:

    This sounds like an interesting conference. I will look forward to the audio/video.

    Just a thought, there should be a t4g type of conference that brings together representatives from all or many of the major evangelical theological schools and universities across the world, such as the Philly & California Westminsters, RTS, SBTS, PRTS, Pipa’s GRTS, Mid-America, and all the other USA schools, along with renowned schools across the globe like Moore & SMBC in Australia, Oak Hill and others in the UK, Cornhill & Highland in Scotland, Dick Lucas’ Proclamation Trust, etc.

    Now that would REALLY be T4G. It would be so much more diverse, the kind of thing you would expect a T4G to be. Of course, you would need about a week to get in all the speakers and the logistics of pulling it off would be head-spinning for anyone tasked with the job.

  6. Jeff Wencel says:

    Justin, Just a heads up. It looks like you’ve got the wrong dates up. Pax, JW

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