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The Gospel Coalition 2017 National Conference celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, unleashed by God in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg door. Six plenary talks proclaimed the gospel of grace from Paul's inspired letter to the Galatians. Another three plenary talks recounted God's work in the lives of Luther, John Calvin, and other leaders in the broader Reformed tradition. Among our usual lineup of workshops, more than 10 explored in-depth Reformation issues such as why the Reformers didn't unite in one church and where their missional legacy continues today.

As we reflected on the momentous events that unfolded 500 years ago, we also gave thanks for God's continued promise of faithfulness to his church. This conference celebrated God's work beyond Europe and North America and beyond the walls of the church into government, work, and the arts. The gospel of grace that inspired Luther and his generation continues to spread into every corner of our world and every corner of our lives.


Plenary Sessions

  1. Paul’s Pilgrimage, Paul’s Plea

    John Piper

    April 3, 2017 | Galatians 1
  2. Apostolic Confrontation: The Exclusive Sufficiency of Christ

    Sandy Willson

    April 3, 2017 | Galatians 2
  3. On Martin Luther

    Stephen Nichols

    April 3, 2017 |
  4. On John Calvin

    Kevin DeYoung

    April 3, 2017 |
  5. What Does Washington Have to Do with Jerusalem?

    Ben Sasse

    April 4, 2017 |
  6. Living by the Promise: How to Read the Bible, Part 1

    Peter Adam

    April 4, 2017 | Galatians 3
  7. The Gospel of Grace: How to Read the Bible, Part 2

    Don Carson

    April 4, 2017 | Galatians 4
  8. The Reformed Tradition Beyond Calvin

    Ligon Duncan

    April 4, 2017 |
  9. Gospel Freedom, Gospel Fruit

    Thabiti Anyabwile

    April 5, 2017 | Galatians 5
  10. Boasting in Nothing Except the Cross

    Tim Keller

    April 5, 2017 | Galatians 6

Workshops

  1. Answer These 14 Questions Before You Preach

    Peter Adam

    April 4, 2017 |
  2. Common Misconceptions About Singleness

    Sam Allberry

    April 4, 2017 |
  3. Is the Reformation Over?

    Gregg Allison

    April 4, 2017 |
  4. Evangelicalism and the Evangel

    Don Carson

    April 4, 2017 |
  5. Living Out Our Reformation Convictions

    Danny Akin and Matt Carter

    April 4, 2017 |
  6. Gospel DNA

    Richard Coekin

    April 4, 2017 |
  7. A Deeper Gospel for More Effective Discipleship in Youth Ministry

    Cameron Cole

    April 4, 2017 |
  8. Bible Reading and Hearing in the Work and Ministry of Thomas Cranmer

    Graham Cole

    April 4, 2017 |
  9. Gospel-Centric Anglicanism`

    Graham Cole

    April 4, 2017 |
  10. Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age

    Bob Cutillo

    April 4, 2017 |
  11. Pastor-Scholars in the Reformation

    Andy Davis, Ligon Duncan, Stephen Um, and John Yates II

    April 4, 2017 |
  12. Reexamining Perspicuity

    Kevin DeYoung

    April 4, 2017 |
  13. Pastors and Women in Ministry

    Kevin DeYoung, Melissa Kruger, Kori Porter, Mary Willson, and Sandy Willson

    April 4, 2017 |
  14. What Has Geneva to Do with Ferguson?

    Mika Edmondson

    April 4, 2017 |
  15. Marveling at the Glories of Christ in the Book of Ephesians

    Gloria Furman

    April 4, 2017 |
  16. Early Reformers

    Timothy George

    April 4, 2017 |
  17. Reformation Before the Reformers

    Timothy George

  18. ‘Help Me Teach the Bible’ Live Recording

    Nancy Guthrie and Tim Keller

    April 4, 2017 |
  19. Anabaptists and the Radical Reformation

    Michael Haykin

    April 4, 2017 |
  20. The Missionary Legacy of the Reformation

    Michael Haykin

    April 4, 2017 |
  21. Art

    Jackie Hill Perry

    April 4, 2017 |
  22. What to Do When Scripture Is Inspired But Our Interpretation Isn’t

    Jonathan Gibson, Kent Hughes, and Jeffrey Jue

    April 4, 2017 |
  23. Calvin’s Company of Pastors Today

    Tim Keller

    April 4, 2017 |
  24. Preaching the Whole Counsel of God

    Julius Kim

    April 4, 2017 |
  25. Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood

    Melissa Kruger

    April 4, 2017 |
  26. Engaging Children’s Hearts So They Live for the Glory of God

    Melanie Lacy

    April 4, 2017 |
  27. Race, Political Partisanship, and the Unity of the Church

    Isaac Adams, Kevin DeYoung, Jonathan Leeman, Russell Moore, and Curtis Woods

    April 4, 2017 |
  28. The Institutes and More

    Scott Manetsch

    April 4, 2017 |
  29. Early Reformed Pastoral Practice

    Scott Manetsch

    April 4, 2017 |
  30. When to Stand Together, When to Stand Apart

    Albert Mohler

  31. With Liberty and Jesus for All

    Russell Moore

    April 4, 2017 |
  32. Discipleship with Monday in Mind

    Tom Nelson

    April 4, 2017 |
  33. Luther’s Distinctive Theological Contributions

    Stephen Nichols

    April 4, 2017 |
  34. Ministry for a Short Season

    Jon Nielson, Kori Porter, Chris Sarver, and Courtney Wisted

    April 4, 2017 |
  35. Mountains, Vineyards, and Birth Pangs

    Kathleen Nielson

    April 4, 2017 |
  36. Why Latin America Still Needs a Reformation

    Miguel Núñez

    April 4, 2017 |
  37. The Prophetic Church

    Vermon Pierre

    April 4, 2017 |
  38. Protestants and Muslims

    Zane Pratt

    April 4, 2017 |
  39. Chasing Contentment

    Erik Raymond

    April 4, 2017 |
  40. Smartphone Smart

    Tony Reinke

    April 4, 2017 |
  41. Not Just a Women’s Issue

    Courtney Reissig

    April 4, 2017 |
  42. The Silver Lining of Awkwardness

    Sammy Rhodes

    April 4, 2017 |
  43. Reaching Corinthians

    Derek Rishmawy

    April 4, 2017 |
  44. The Holy Spirit and Preaching

    Robert Smith Jr.

    April 4, 2017 |
  45. Is This the End of Gender?

    Rob Smith and Claire Smith

    April 4, 2017 |
  46. Pastors’ Wives

    Claire Smith

    April 4, 2017 |
  47. Singing the Blues as Believers

    Rob Smith

    April 4, 2017 |
  48. The Virtues of Reading

    Karen Swallow Prior

    April 4, 2017 |
  49. What Freud’s Pastor Got Wrong—and Why that Matters for Us

    Gregory Thornbury

    April 4, 2017 |
  50. A Reformation in Education

    Jemar Tisby

    April 4, 2017 |
  51. Parenting Is Gospel Ministry

    Paul Tripp

    April 4, 2017 |
  52. Gospel Shaped Mercy

    Stephen Um

    April 4, 2017 |
  53. The Most Segregated Hour

    Eric Washington

    April 4, 2017 |
  54. Faithfulness in an Age of Anxiety

    Trevin Wax

  55. Hope When it Hurts

    Sarah Walton and Kristen Wetherell

    April 4, 2017 |
  56. Why It’s Good that God Is Different from Us

    Jen Wilkin

    April 4, 2017 |
  57. Christ Died for Our Sins

    Jarvis Williams

  58. Why the Gospel’s Exclusivity Is Compelling

    Jared Wilson

    April 4, 2017 |