Come Celebrate The 500th Anniversary of The Protestant Reformation with Us

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How it Began

In 1517, Martin Luther famously wrote his ninety-five theses and distributed them all through-out Europe dramatically changing the landscape of the Christian church to this day.

The Reformation's Impact

The Reformation has impacted history in a myriad of ways. Views on the church, theology, governance, music, art, and culture have all been shaped by this era and event. Our goal, in this conference, is to explore The Legacy of the Reformation, so as to look back in order to move forward. By examining the streams that have flowed from the Reformation, we will be able to better understand how culture was engaged by the minds and actions of history’s great leaders – and in this, we may be able to engage our culture more effectively

What to Expect

The Liberty University Reformation 500 Conference will highlight four nationally known Church Historians and Scholars: Timothy George, John Woodbridge, Carl Trueman, and Paige Patterson. These men represent years of research and reflection on what we can learn by first looking backwards, before we move forward

Breakout Session Submissions

Each breakout session is soliciting 2 papers for submission/presentation. Submissions will be blind reviewed and can be submitted via email to:

Featured Speakers

Come and listen to our featured speakers in celebration of the Reformation

Timothy George, Th. D.

Dean of Divinity History, and Doctrine at Beeson Divinity School

Carl Trueman, Ph. D.

Paul Woolley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary & the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University.

John Woodbridge, Ph. D.

Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at TEDS

Paige Patterson, Ph. D.

President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Daily Schedule

Celebrate with us. The spirit of the Reformation lives on today


September 28

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Conference Welcome

School of Music Concert Hall

Ed Hindson, “Examining the Legacy of the Reformation for the Church Today and Tomorrow

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 1 - 3

The Legacy of Reformation Theology

Terrace Level Conference Room JFL001

The Legacy of Reformation Liberty

Science Hall 352

The Legacy of Biblical Interpretation from the Reformation

DeMoss Hall 1156

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 1 - Timothy George

“Luther and the Theological Conviction of the Reformation”

Science Hall 128


September 29

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 2 - Carl Trueman

“The Personal, Christian Life of the Reformers”

DeMoss Hall 1284

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 4 - 7

The Legacy of Reformation Catechesis

Terrace Level Conference Room JFL001

The Legacy of Reformation (Corporate) Worship

Music 180

The Legacy of Reformation Theology (#2)

DeMoss Hall 2056

The Impact of the Reformation (CRS Initiative)

JFL 362

12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 3 - John Woodbridge

Lunch provided

“The Missional Legacy of the Reformation”


3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 8 - 11

The Legacy of the Missional Movements of the Reformation

Demoss Hall 1286

The Legacy of Reformation (Personal) Worship

Science Hall 351

The Legacy of Reformation Preaching and Teaching

JFL 380

The Legacy of the Reformation in the Americas

DeMoss Hall 1336

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 4 - Paige Patterson

“Living & Passing on the Missional Legacy of the Reformation”

Science Hall 128


Fairfield Inn & Suites

3777 Candlers Mountain Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502, (434) 845-1700

Conference block rate!

(Bus route to and from campus)

Hilton Garden Inn

4025 Wards Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 239-3006

Comfort Inn & Suites

15001 Wards Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 266-1111

Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conf. Center

1 Eagle Eyrie Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24503 (434) 384-2211

Kirkley Hotel

2900 Candlers Mountain Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502, (434) 237-6333

Craddock Terry Hotel

1312 Commerce St. Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 455-1500


Conference is free, seating is limited