I've enjoyed reading recently some of Calvin's letters (£58 rather than the RRP of £90). It's always instructive to read someone's correspondence and, in Calvin, you find much to surprise you, especially if you think of him (as many do) as some cold, hard theologian. He is, it becomes clear, first and foremost a pastor. Here's a snippet, written to Anne Seymour, daughter of the Lord Protector (her mother was Edward VI's aunt). She had a clear faith and Calvin wanted to encourage her on: It remains for me to exhort you to pursue your so happy course, even although, as I hear, you are willing enough of yourself; and I trust that the Lord himself will give you this disposition, and will grant you steadfastness to persevere to the end. Certainly, among so many excellent gifts with which God has endowed and adorned you, this stands unquestionably first - that he stretched out his hand to you in tender childhood, to lead you to his own Son, who is the author of eternal salvation and the fountain of all good. It becomes you to strive, with all the more zeal, to follow eagerly at his call. I wonder what I'd see in your letters? And you in mine.
Day rate £50
3 days £110
Student day rate £25
Student 3 days £60
Monday 22nd June 2015 –
Wednesday 24th June 2015
EMA 2015: Identity Crisis - Preaching to a confused world. Speakers will include Christopher Ash, Tim Keller, Mike Raiter, Andrew Reid, Vaughan Roberts, Bruce Ware and John Wyatt. We're confused about identity. We're confused about gender and sexuality. We're confused about race. We're confused about the beginning and end of life. The 2015 EMA will focus on a biblical theology of humanity: if we can be clear about the Bible's teaching on humanity, then we can be joyfully confident in our own identity in Christ and equipped to preach to a confused world.
For those who are really looking ahead, the dates for EMA 2016 are 21st to 23rd June.
Women in Ministry 2015
Monday 19th January 2015 –
Thursday 22nd January 2015
The focus of the conference will be on understanding, applying and teaching the Gospels with Carrie Sandom speaking from Luke and Simon Austen speaking from John. Based at Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire. Are you involved in word ministry amongst students, children, youth groups or women's groups? Do you long to handle, teach and apply the bible faithfully? Then this conference is for you. It has all the features of the ministers' conferences (expositions, doctrine, workshops, seminars and prayer groups) but recognises that women have a different and complementary role to play in the ministry of the local church. We enjoy focused ministry of the word, practical Bible teaching workshops and plenty of opportunities to pray, relax and have fun. This conference is for women involved in local church, Bible-teaching ministries, whether full or part-time, paid or voluntary. Single rooms are now fully booked, but you are welcome to indicate in the 'room share' box if you would like a single room if one becomes available.
Sorry, this conference is not open for online booking. To see if there are spaces, please call the office (0207 407 0561) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Started in 1991, PT Cornhill exists primarily to train preachers, as well as equipping men and women to teach the Bible in other contexts, such as youth/children's work and women's ministry. Click here for more details
Autumn Ministers Conference 2014
Our "collections" are specially selected talks which have been grouped together to help you make the most of our resources. We are currently featuring a collection of pen portraits of major Christian figures from history by Vaughan Roberts given at EMA over a number of years. Or click here and use the collections filter to see other collections.