Beholding the Holy Spirit Afresh, in Scripture, in History, and in Contemporary Life


This conference will seek to assemble an international speaker team, providing insightful scholarly perspectives on various aspects of the Holy Spirit’s person and work.  The conference will also feature a panel discussion involving all of the speakers together, addressing prepared questions and issues, as well as those submitted by conferees.

Student scholarships will be available at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.


Dr. Bruce A. Ware

Ware is a highly esteemed theologian and author in the evangelical world. He came to Southern Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Prior to this, he taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary. Ware has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews and, along with Thomas Schreiner, co-edited  Still Sovereign. He also has authored God’s Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism;  God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian FaithFather, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance; Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God; and The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ.

Dr. James M. Hamilton

Before coming to Southern, Hamilton served as assistant professor of biblical studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Houston campus and was the preaching pastor at Baptist Church of the Redeemer. He has written God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology and God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments. He has contributed chapters to many other books, and has authored many scholarly articles. He currently serves as the preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church.


Conference Schedule: Tentative

Friday, October 26, 2018

8 – 9 a.m. Registration
9 – 10:30 a.m. Session I
10:30 – 11 a.m. Break
11 – 12:30 p.m. Session II
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3 p.m. Session III
3 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 5 p.m. Session IV
5 – 7 p.m. Dinner
7 – 8:30 p.m. Session V
8:30 p.m. Lifeway Reception / Book Signing

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9 – 10 a.m. Breakfast
10 – 12 p.m. Session IV – Extended Panel


Early Rate | $150

Regular Rate | $175

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All Credit Cards Accepted.

Student scholarships will be available at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.

Registration Terms and Conditions

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds must be requested before September 26, 2018. A $25.00 processing fee per registrant will be charged. Refunds cannot be granted for any reason after September 26, 2018.

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All guests on the campus of Southern Seminary agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.


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