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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Don Carson and Thabiti Anyabwile Coming To Zambia!

Yes, word is out!

Don Carson and Thabiti Anyabwile will be the preachers at this year’s Zambian Annual Reformed Conferences, taking place at Lusaka Baptist Church, in Lusaka, from Monday 26 to Friday 30 August. If you are wondering who these two individuals are, just Google their names!

Here is some information to start you off:

Don Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Carson received the Bachelor of Science in chemistry from McGill University, the Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He has written or edited about sixty books. He is a founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two adult children.

Thabiti Anyabwile is the full-time husband to a loving wife, Kristie, and father to three adorable children: Afiya, Eden and Titus. He currently serves as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Previously, he worked as an assistant pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church under Mark Dever.

Thabiti holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University. A former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner, Thabiti loves reading, sports, and watching sci-fi films. He is the author of The Decline of African-American Theology, What Is a Healthy Church Member?, The Faithful Preacher, The Gospel for Muslims, and The Life of God in the Soul of the Church.

Conference Theme: “The Christian Life: Finding Assurance and Fighting Temptation." Any pastor will tell you that these are the two biggest issues Christians have to handle in this life. Satan first tries to convince them that they are not saved. When he fails, he changes gears and tries to make them mess up their lives with sin and thus render them useless as far as kingdom work is concerned. We trust that our two preachers will help us lock both of those doors securely with biblical clarity so that we can enjoy unclouded fellowship with God and serve him with all our ransomed powers.

Conference Registration: All registration is done on-line. All you need to do is visit the Kabwata Baptist Church website (click here) and fill in your details. It is as simple as that. Payment for the conference will be made when you come. Warning: Firstly, the registration closes on 31 July 2013. Secondly, last year we had about 1,200 people registering for the conference. We expect even more this year. There are limited places for accommodation and it is given on first-come-first-served basis. The message must be obvious. Register NOW!!!

International Guests: The conference is FREE for all INTERNATIONAL guests. We assume that you spend so much money coming to Zambia that we seek to extend to you our well-known Zambian hospitality free of charge. So, if you are coming from outside Zambia, make sure you register early and in due season you will be informed about your accommodation and transport.

BONUS: We have two bonuses at this year’s conference:

1. Our beloved brother Voddie Baucham will be with us again this year. He will simply be bringing the opening keynote address on the Monday evening!

2. We are bringing in some of the books that these authors have written and they will be sold at special conference discounted prices. So, bring some extra cash and ensure that you not only get these books but also have them autographed by the authors!

SEE YOU THERE!!!

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