Winter Seminar 2024 // Kingdom Living in a Hostile Age: Biblical and Social Ethics.

Dr. T. David Gordon


Seminar Details

This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. T. David Gordon for our Sixth Annual Winter Seminar, January 18-20 of 2024. Rev. Dr. Gordon (PhD, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia) is a retired author living in Grove City, PA. He was previously Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College, where from 1999-2021 he taught courses in Religion, Greek, Humanities, and Media Ecology. Prior to that, he taught for thirteen years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA; and for nine years he was pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashua, NH. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Dr. Gordon has contributed to a number of books and study Bibles (his notes on John’s gospel appear in the New Geneva Study Bible and the Reformation Study Bible), and has published scholarly reviews and articles in journals such as New Testament Studies, The Westminster Theological Journal, Interpretation, and Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. His popular articles have appeared in periodicals such as Modern Reformation, Tabletalk, Decision, The Ordained Servant, and Lay Leadership. He has written Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers (2009), Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal (2010), and Promise, Law, Faith: Covenant-Historical Reasoning in Galatians (2019). Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Roanoke College (B.L.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R., Th.M.), and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Ph.D.). He lives in Grove City, PA, with his wife Dianne. The Gordons have two married daughters and two grandsons. When not doing anything productive, he is likely to be found wandering aimlessly in the forest.

In partnership with our friends at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, this year’s conference/course will be on the theme “Kingdom Living in a Hostile Age: Biblical and Social Ethics.”

Come to the Blue Ridge mountains this winter and join Dr. Gordon as together we explore the biblical and theological basis and implications for Christian ethics and living–an utterly crucial doctrine to understand in these heady days!

The conference will take place 6:00-9:00 PM on Thursday (1/18), 6:00-9:00 PM on Friday (1/19) and 9:00-5:00 PM on Saturday (1/20).


Course Description:

This year’s conference and seminar will also serve our MDiv students as the required course on Biblical and Social Ethics. Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics and to a biblical basis for morality. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are covered.


Location: Grace Church (2731 Edgewood St SW, Roanoke, VA 24015)

Course details: Course Syllabus is available HERE.

Register for seminar HERE.