Monday, October 3, 2011

REFORMATION RESURRECTION 2012 - Phil Johnson Coming To Denmark

The Tilbage Til Bibelen (Back to Scripture) network of Denmark is pleased to present Reformation Resurrection 2012 with keynote speaker Phil Johnson - an outstanding preacher who serves alongside John Macarthur at Grace Community Church and Grace To You ministry. Those close to me know that Phil is one of my favorite preachers and writers (his Pyromaniacs blog is theologically outstanding, satirically sharp, and a lot of fun to read). He is also one of the foremost experts on the life and ministry of Charles Spurgeon and is a fervent gatekeeper of the Spurgeon Archive. You may also be more familiar with Phil than you realize because every time you read a book by John Macarthur, Phil has been the chief agent behind the scenes taking Dr. Macarthur's expository sermons and converting/editing them for our bookshelves. Needless to say that I am thrilled with Phil's willingness to come and minister to us (you can read Phil's bio in more detail below as well as view a full length version of the sermon posted above).

Reformation Resurrection 2012 is a four day conference in the Danish countryside devoted to the furtherance of the Gospel in Europe and around the world. There is a lot of talk today about "new reformations" with new solutions to new problems. But we face the same problem today that we did 500 years ago - the pulpits of Europe have abandoned the Gospel. Reformation Resurrection 2012 is a rallying cry to the same solution that the reformers risked their lives to proclaim. That sinful men can be justified before a Holy God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. And that this truth is faithfully proclaimed in God's Word alone, and to God's glory alone. The reformation isn't over - it just needs new life breathed into old truth. Men and women who are not ashamed of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, the power of God unto salvation. Will you forsake the silence to join with us and be a voice in resurrecting the Reformation?

Tuesday July 10th to Friday July 13th 2012 (week 28).

Skroedstrup Boarding School
Skroedstrupvej 26
9550 Mariager

Please Note: All on site accommodation filled quickly at our last conference. On site rooms will be allocated with priority given to families, those with disabilities, and those who book earliest. Reformation Resurrection 2012 will also offer onsite space for tents and caravans.

Here is an online map of the conference site:

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These prices include all food and accomodation.
Adults: 700 Danish Kroner (500 for those in tents and caravans)
Students: 400 Danish Kroner
Ages 0-6: 150 Danish Kroner
Ages 7-14: 300 Danish Kroner
Ages 15-20: 400 Danish Kroner

REMEMBER - All evening meetings are free of charge. Coffee and cake is also provided!

Phil Johnson will be taking an expository sweep through John's three letters - 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. We will get to see the beautiful simplicity of the true biblical Gospel and how it clearly distinguishes itself from all false versions.

The meetings will have Danish translation. The question and answer sessions will be in English only.

Because Reformation Resurrection 2012 is a family camp, there will be teaching and activities for the children.

Bookings are now open. Please email Carsten Jørgensen at

You can join our new Facebook page as a friend to stay updated and help promote the conference to the widest possible audience. Look on Facebook for "Reformation Resurrection" and become a friend!

Europe has an amazing heritage of godly men who thunderously and fearlessly preached the Gospel. Thus it is entirely appropriate that this years guest speaker is a man cut from the same die. Phil Johnson is the executive Director of Grace to You, a major global Christian teaching and radio ministry featuring the preaching of John MacArthur. Phil has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of MacArthur's major books. Phil pastors an adult fellowship group called GraceLife at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA. He is a board member of The Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recordings Trust in England, and a member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE).

Phil studied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University for one year, then transferred to Moody Bible Institute, where he earned a bachelor's degree in theology (class of 1975). He also spent one year at a fundamentalist Baptist school in Tennessee, and took some courses in publishing and editing at the University of Chicago. He was an assistant pastor in St. Petersburg, Florida and an editor for Moody Press before moving to Southern California to take his current position in 1983.

Theologically, Phil is a committed Calvinist—with a decidedly Baptistic bent. (That explains his love for Charles Spurgeon). Phil is also an inveterate reader and bibliophile. Phil has a beautiful wife (Darlene), three grown sons, one fantastic daughter-in-law, a beagle, and a mortgage.

If you want a bigger taste of Phil's preaching then here is the full length version of the sermon excerpt posted above, it is well worth watching:

1 comment:

Michael Lawmaster said...

Next year's conference will definitely be excellent. Glad to hear that Phil Johnson will be the keynote speaker. Denmark and Europe will certainly benefit. Hoping to come myself.