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2014 Theology Conference: January 17-19

Charlie Wingard

Charlie Wingard

Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson and Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi

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Please join us for Westminster Presbyterian Church’s annual theology conference, which begins Friday.


RTSJ  J. Hurley

Dr. James Hurley (Ph.Ds from Cambridge and Florida State) is Professor of Marriage and Family, Therapy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and chairman of that department. Dr. Hurley teaches regularly in churches, frequently conducts marriage seminars and is a practicing Marriage and Family therapist. He has been involved in Prison Fellowship, the Sexual Abuse Coalition, and various counseling associations. His first book, Man and Woman in Biblical Perspective, has become a touchstone volume regarding role relationships for men and women in the church. He and his wife, Phyllis, are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Jackson and reside in Clinton, MS.

Ephesians: Pattern for Christian Life
Historical Context, Secure Connection, Handling Differences and Brain Science

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians has been a foundational letter for Christians since the time it was written and when it is seen in its original context the letter comes to life. It speaks directly to some of our most pressing concerns, such as how to develop more significant connections with others and how to handle conflict in the Christian life.

This conference will highlight the historical context of Ephesians and how to apply its guidance in our lives. We will also see how contemporary brain science underscores the practical relevance of our relationship with God and the wisdom of Paul’s teaching.


Friday, January 17

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                 Barbecue Dinner

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.                 Session I: “What Happened at Ephesus?” (Acts 19:1-20:1)

Saturday, January 18

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                  Donuts and Coffee

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.                Session II: “Paul’s Answer to the Ephesians” (Ephesians 1-3)

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.             Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Session III: “Brain Science and Paul’s Teaching about Security, Connection and Conflict”

Sunday, January 19

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                Morning Worship: “Maintaining Unity in the Spirit: Forging Unity and Connection for Growth” (Ephesians 4:1-16)

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.     Session IV: “Handling Differences in Ways that Build Connection and Growth” (Ephesians 4:21-5:2)

12:00 p.m.                           Lunch

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                 Evening Worship: “Putting Ephesians into Practice”

There is no charge for the conference. Please contact the church office at 256.830.5754 to register for meals. E-mail Tracey Zumbach tracey.zumbach@westminster-pc.org to register for kids program and nursery.

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