Adult Conference, May 
, 2013

REGISTER TODAY! Conference price before May 15: $120.00 / Conference price after May 15: $150.00. Please note that this conference is intended for young adults aged 18 to 25. You must be at least 18 to attend.

Theme: “Christianity and Culture: Listening to the World without Becoming Worldly”

Christians must be rooted in the truth of Holy Scripture. Christians should seek to do all that we do in dependence upon God’s truth while the sinful world tries to create “reality” autonomously apart from God. In the culture in which we live, we must learn to vigorously make known the truth of God’s Scripture; we must eagerly be engaging culture wisely as we discover God’s truth wherever it is revealed, and prayerfully grow in our “powers of discernment, [being] trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil” (Heb. 5:14, ESV).

The Young Adult Conference this summer seeks to serve our young people in this way. As Christ’s disciples, we want to know the truth, defend it, and make it known. We also desire to be holy as God as holy, and to learn “to do culture” and interact faithfully in the culture in this world as heirs and citizens of the world to come!


Rev. Dan Halley

Youth and Families Pastor at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, MD

dan halleyDan has been an ordained teacher in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church since 2011. He has served at Columbia since 2009, following a yearlong internship with Tenth Presbyterian’s City College Career in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he served as pastoral intern at Lynden United Reformed Church in Lynden, WA, and at Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wildwood, NJ. He spent a number of years working with the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ in many capacities from preparing meals to evangelism and training staff. He still takes teams there during the summer. He studied human services, education, and public policy at the University of Delaware, majored in philosophy/theology at Grove City College, and graduated seminary from Westminster Seminary California in Spring 2008. He is married to Stacy (and was married this year!).

Rev. Charles Biggs

Pastor at Ketoctin Covenant Presbyterian Church in Purcellville, VA

charles-biggsCharles has been an ordained minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church since 2002. He has served as pastor at KCPC for 10 years. Prior to that that, he was a teacher at Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville, Maryland. He studied the Liberal Arts at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated seminary at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He has been married to his wife Margaret Ann for over 21 years. They have two daughters: Elisabeth adopted from China, and Esther adopted this year from Ethiopia. He has a long-standing interest in “Christianity and Culture,” and has enjoyed teaching “Film Interpretation” for many years. He has been the host of Locust Street Film Night for over six seasons, and has been a guest lecturer on both “Christianity and Culture” and “Film Interpretation” at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. His website is “A Place for Truth.”

Conference Schedule

Note: This is tentative schedule which is still under development and subject to change.

Wednesday, May 29

  • Evening Keynote Address: “What Is Truth: How We Know What We Know” by Dan Halley

Thursday, May 30

  • 9:00 AM: “Christianity and Interpreting Culture: A Biblical Theology of Culture” by Charles Biggs
  • 10:30 AM: “Believing Truth and Confessing Truth: The Importance of Creeds and Confessions” by Dan Halley
  • 7:30 PM: Workshop I: “Interpreting and Discussing Film: Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane” by Charles Biggs

Friday, May 31

  • 9:00 AM: “How to Use the Confession for Everyday Life: Examining Practices of Early Church Fathers” by Dan Halley
  • 10:30 AM: “Engaging and Interpreting Culture through Film: Stories and the Story” by Charles Biggs
  • 7:30 PM: Workshop II: “Interpreting and Discussing Film: Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd.

Saturday, June 1

  • 9:00 AM: “‘What Sort of People Ought You to Be?’ (2 Peter 3:11): An Eschatological Consideration of the Church in Culture”
  • 10:30 AM: Question and Answer Time with Dan and Charles

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