The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith affirms that the “doctrine of the Trinity is the foundation of all our communion with God, and comfortable dependence on him.” This essential theological groundwork served as the basis of the 2011 Deep South Founders Conference.
Dr. James White, executive director of Alpha and Omega Ministries and the author of “The Forgotten Trinity,” delivered three lectures on the triune nature of God. Tom Ascol, Steve Cowan, and Sammy Burns preached on the work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in salvation, respectively.
A pre-conference debate between Dr. James White and Dr. Steve Blakemore discussed the topic, “Bondage of the Will vs. Freedom of the Will,”
- Pastor James White: The Trinity – Part 1
- Pastor James White: The Trinity – Part 2
- Pastor James White: The Trinity – Part 3
- Pastor Tom Ascol: The Father’s Work in Salvation
- Pastor Steve Cowan: The Son’s Work in Salvation
- Pastor Sammy Burns: The Holy Spirit’s Work in Salvation
The Pre-conference Debate:
“Bondage of the Will vs. Freedom of the Will,”
Dr. Steve Blakemore is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Moral Theology at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS. He is the Executive Director of The Institute for Third Millennium Faith and co-founder of Resurrection Youth Ministry. Dr. Blakemore debated for the Arminian view point.
Dr. James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor, an accomplished debater, and an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church. Dr. White debated for the Calvinist view point.
Matt Friedeman is married to the former Mary Boardman of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Together, they are raising six children. A Kansas native, he has lived in the Jackson area since 1987 and still serves primarily as the Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Wesley Biblical Seminary. He has been active in the Jackson media as a columnist, radio talk show host and television commentator. He received his education from the University of Kansas (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is the author of three books. Dr. Friedeman served as moderator for the debate.