Clarus is Latin for clear, bright, or radiant. From April 29-May 1, believers from Albuquerque, NM, and the surrounding Southwest region gathered at Desert Springs Church for Clarus ’11, a Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition.
This year’s theme, “Scripture: God Speaks,” focused our attention on the subject of the Bible, God’s Word written. Our speakers, G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman, both professors at Westminster Theological Seminary, approached this theme from a variety of angles: what Scripture says about itself, how Christians have understood the nature of Scripture throughout history, the effects of meditating on Scripture, the need to defend Scripture, how the Scriptures persevere us in suffering, how Jesus fulfilled Scripture, why and how Scripture is meant to be preached, and how Scripture shapes Christian marriage.
- “The Effects of Meditating on God’s Word” (Ps. 1)
- “How to Guard the Good Deposit of Scripture” (2 Tim. 1:13)
- “The Centrality of Scripture in Marriage”
- “Receiving and Resounding God’s Word” (1 Thess. 1:6-10)
- “The Prophetic Word: What Preaching Is (and Is Not)”
- “Scripture’s Authority: An Ancient Doctrine”
- “A Clear and Present Word: Luther and the Clarity of Scripture”
- “Like Sheep without a Shepherd” (Mark 6:30-44)
While the heart of Clarus are these sessions, conference attendees interacted with a number of organizations and went home with books gifted from five publishers. We’re thankful for their partnership and commend these Scripture-grounded ministries to you.
Finally, some pictures. The following photos represent something of the rich weekend we shared together: