Five hundred years after the Protestant Reformation, where do evangelicals stand, and what do we stand for? On Oct. 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, leading scholars and pastors will celebrate the confessional legacy of the Reformation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a three-day conference, Here We Stand.

Speakers from Southern Seminary, Ligonier Ministries, and Reformed Theological Seminary will explore why the Reformation was necessary, what fueled the movement’s success, and the challenges that remain for evangelicals today. Join us for this historic commemoration on Southern’s beautiful campus, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, as we proclaim and affirm with Luther’s boldness the Reformation truths on which we stand.

Join us October 31 - November 2, 2017
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R. Albert Mohler Jr.


R. Albert Mohler Jr. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals.

In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations; and “Thinking in Public,” an interview forum for intelligent conversation about frontline theological and cultural issues. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues.


Mark Dever


Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. A Duke graduate, Dr. Dever holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is the president of 9Marks and has taught at a number of seminaries.

Dr. Dever has authored several books and articles, most recently, The Compelling Community: Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive, co-authored with Jamie Dunlap (2015) and The Church: The Gospel Made Visible (2012). Mark and his wife Connie have two adult children.

J. Ligon Duncan III

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Ligon Duncan is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Ligon was born in Greenville, SC, and reared in the home of an eighth generation Presbyterian ruling elder. A 1983 graduate of Furman University (B.A. History), he received the M.Div. and M.A. (Historical Theology) from Covenant Theological Seminary. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, New College, Scotland, in 1995 (under the supervision of renowned Reformation and Patristics scholar, David F. Wright). While in Scotland he also studied Systematic Theology at the Free Church of Scotland College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary) with Professor Donald Macleod.

Stephen J. Nichols


Stephen J. Nichols serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer and teaching fellow of Ligonier Ministries. Nichols earned his doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary, and he earned master’s degrees from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and from Westminster. His bachelor’s degree is from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University).

Dr. Nichols has written, contributed to, or edited more than a dozen books on church history, biblical doctrine, and practical theology, including Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life, For Us and For Our Salvation, and Jesus Made in America. He has contributed many articles to publications such as Tabletalk and reformation21, is co-editor for the “Theologians on the Christian Life” series from Crossway, and hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

Derek W. H. Thomas


Derek W. H. Thomas, a native of Wales, is the Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Columbia, South Carolina. He is also the Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta). He is a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries and Dean of their D.Min. Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Wales, a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson), and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wales (Lampeter). He has published more than twenty books and contributed to many others.

He and his wife, Rosemary, have two grown children and two grandchildren, two dogs named Luther and Gracie-Spangles, and a somewhat dysfunctional cat named Chloe. He is passionate about classical music and opera.

Steven J. Lawson


Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. He is also a Teaching Fellow for Ligonier Ministries, where he serves on its board. Moreover, he serves as Dean of the Doctor of Ministry program and Professor of Preaching at The Master’s Seminary, where he also serves on its board.

Dr. Lawson has served as a pastor for thirty-four years in Arkansas and Alabama. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (BBA), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), and Reformed Theological Seminary (DMin). Dr. Lawson is the author of over twenty books, including The Expository Genius of John Calvin.

Gregg R. Allison


Gregg Allison serves as Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary. He came from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he taught theology and church history for nine years. He also served as an adjunct at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois; Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois; Judson College, Elgin, Illinois; Institute of Biblical Studies, Western Europe and the United States; and the Resurgence Training Center (Mars Hill Church/Acts 29).

He is the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church; Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment; The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms; and other books. He is currently the book review editor for theological, historical, and philosophical studies, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.


“Looking back to the Reformation, God did it, and he did it by his Word.”

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Spring Convocation



Tuesday, October 31

10 a.m. General Session I | SBTS Chapel
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Conference Check-In
2 p.m. General Session II
3:30 p.m. General Session III
5 p.m. Break (Dinner on your own)
7 p.m. General Session IV
8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 1

8 a.m. Prospective Doctoral Student Breakfast*
10 a.m. General Session V
12 p.m. Lunch (Provided)
2 p.m. Seminar I
3:30 p.m. Seminar II
4:30 p.m. Break (Dinner on your own)
7 p.m. General Session VI
8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

*Optional Addition

Thursday, November 2

10 a.m. General Session VII | SBTS Chapel


Jady Koch – “The English Reformation and Anglicanism

Michael J. Kruger – “Defending Scripture like the Reformers: Recovering the Doctrine of a Self-Authenticating Bible

Guy M. Richard – “The Legacy of Reformation Preaching in Puritanism

Stephen Wellum – “The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught and Why It Still Matters

Jim Hamilton – “What the Reformers Teach us about Biblical Theology

Steven Lawson – “The Expository Genius of John Calvin”*

Stephen Nichols – “Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought”*

*Offered once










Conference Rates

Regular $199
Student $149

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Lunch is included in the fee for the conference. Special dietary needs will be accommodated upon arrival.

Registration Terms and Conditions

There are no discounted rates available for the conference. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $25.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for cancellations received in writing by October 1, 2017. Refunds cannot be granted for any reason after October 1.

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Legacy Hotel

Comfortable, convenient lodging for Here We Stand.

Located on the historic campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, The Legacy Hotel offers modern amenities, friendly service, high-tech capabilities, a convenient location, plus something no other conference center can provide: Southern Seminary.

On-Campus Hotel

2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Tel: (502) 736-0600
Fax: (877) 444-7287

Standard — $109.99
Jr. Suite — $119.99
Double/Suite — $124.99
2 Bedroom Suite — $134.99
Family Suite — $124.99
Jr. Executive Suite — $159.99
Executive Suite — $169.99

A 50% deposit is required to secure reservations. Cancellations made prior to 24 hours before your reservation is eligible for a 25% refund of your deposit.

Alumni Academy

As an Alumnus, you are invited to an exclusive session taught by Dr. Alber Mohler, Jr. from 1:30-4:30 p.m., immediately following the formal close of the “Here We Stand” conference on Thursday, November 2nd. During this special session, Dr. Mohler will continue the theme of the Reformation. (Free for alumni and SBC pastors with conference registration).

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Thursday, November 2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Live Stream

All conference sessions will be live streamed.

Video and audio of the general sessions and audio of the breakout sessions will be available following the conference on our Resources page.

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