From 20-22 November, 2014, the first ever Southeast Asia Reformed Conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, drawing more than 40 attendees from 7 countries. Audio files for all conference plenary sessions and seminars may be found by using the links below, or simply scrolling down this page.
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Plenary 1 – Proclaiming Christ from the Old Testament: Psalm 15
Plenary 2 – Proclaiming Christ from the Gospels: Luke 10:25-37: The Good Samaritan
Plenary 3 – Panel Discussion on Reformed Evangelism
Plenary 4 – Proclaiming Christ from the Epistles
Workshop 1 – Panel Discussion: Women in Missions
Workshop 2 – Holistic Gospel & Integral Mission
Workshop 3 – Biblical Spirituality
Workshop 4 – Evangelism and Discipleship in an Asian Context
Workshop 5 – Orality and Expositional Preaching
Workshop 6 – Distinguishing Between Law and Gospel
In this plenary session, James Steer expounded Psalm 15, showing how this psalm points us to Christ and how He brings us to God.
The Gospels are about Jesus’s life, death and resurrection. Yet all too often we hear sermons that proclaim ourselves from these texts, leaving Christ outside the Church doors. In this message, Cory Klein argues that Jesus is the essential person we are to proclaim from the four books known to us as the Gospels.
In this panel discussion, Natee Tanchangpongs, T. Gorden, Matthew Scott, and Karl Dahlfred discussed what Reformed evangelism is (and isn’t) and how a Reformed understanding of Scripture should inform our practice of evangelism in Asian contexts, with particular attention to the Thai context.
In this message, Evan Burns argues for a Christ-centered instinct to pervade our understanding of the epistles in order that our motivation and passion for holy living would be grounded in our enjoyment of union to Christ and all that Scripture reveals him to be. Moreover, this message demonstrates a specific example of this from the book of Jude.
As women obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples, we go to the nations. Living and ministering cross-culturally challenges our identity, our friendships and our security. In this panel discussion, Caroline Steer, Rhianna Mills, Kimberly Klein, and Denise Dunham answer questions and share of how God is teaching us to be content in Christ and confidently bear witness to Jesus in our different relationships and roles.
The gospel is holistic and thus our mission as the church must be integral, through which we are to “seek the welfare of the city.” In this workshop, Natee Tanchanpongs addresses the church’s responsibilities to the broader society by first giving brief biblical theological foundation from a Reformed perspective. Once established, he examines three realms of “justices” to appropriate this gospel relationship between the Church and Society: economic, social & political.
Spirituality and spiritual formation are popular terms today and there has been a revival of sorts of Christian mysticism. In this session, Evan Burns examines what the Bible prescribes as sufficient spiritual disciplines for godliness. He also argues for the primary role of Bible meditation and prayer in spiritual formation. Many helpful and practical suggestions are given for how to meditate, memorize, read, and enjoy the presence of God in the Word.
As we consider our local mission field in which we are living, we should consider the mindset of those we are reaching out to in Evangelism and Discipleship. In this workshop, T. Gordon looks at various cultural differences and discusses how we can overcome these challenges when we do Evangelism and Discipleship in the local context with a Reformed heart for Christ.
In recent years, orality and Bible storytelling have become popular as a key to reaching illiterates and people who don’t like to read. But some have criticized the orality movement as taking people away from the Bible and dumbing down the level of Bible teaching. In this workshop, Karl Dahlfred looked at positives and negatives of orality and Bible storytelling, and discussed how insights from orality might be useful to those committed to a high view of Scripture and traditional expository preaching.
Being unable to distinguish between God’s Law and the Gospel message drove Martin Luther to anguish over his sins. He fervently studied the Scriptures and discovered the doctrines of God’s grace. Today, many of us are faced with this same confusion. In this workshop entitled, Cory Klein discusses how to distinguish between law and Gospel and their role in proclaiming Christ.