MEDIA ADVISORY: Albert Mohler to Host Conference Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Oct. 31 at Southern Seminary

Communications Staff — October 30, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is hosting a conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Southern Seminary’s Alumni Memorial Chapel. The conference, titled Here We Stand, will feature numerous evangelical pastors and scholars on the Reformation, including Mohler, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Stephen Nichols, Derek Thomas, Steve Lawson, and Gregg Allison. The three-day conference will include seven plenary sessions presented by these speakers, along with two seminars.

“Was the Reformation necessary? Was it a failure? Was it effective? Is it over? Those are huge questions — questions that we rightly face at any time, but especially as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,” said Mohler during his Oct. 30 episode of The Briefing, his daily podcast analyzing news headlines and cultural conversations from a Christian worldview. “So while millions and millions of Americans get ready to celebrate Halloween, we’re going to commemorate one of the most important events in the history of the Christian church. While millions get ready to celebrate paganism, we’re going to celebrate the recovery of the gospel.”

The ninth president of Southern Seminary, Mohler is a widely sought commentator on evangelical convictions on theology, politics, and cultural issues. In addition to his daily podcast “The Briefing,” Mohler has authored numerous essays and books, including most recently We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong.

For more information on this event, contact media relations director Colby Adams at (502) 897-4000 or

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