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Wrestling with Contentment | Thabiti Anyabwile and Rick Phillips
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2014 Speakers

Thabiti Anyabwile
Rick Phillips

Thabiti Anyabwile

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Thabiti Anyabwile is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands and a council member of The Gospel Coalition. He served previously as an Assistant Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC and as an elder at Church on the Rock in Raleigh, NC. He is a former high school basketball coach and bookstore owner.

Thabiti holds degrees in psychology from North Carolina State University (B.S., M.S.). Thabiti has a strong professional and academic background in community psychology, with special interest in the history and development of the African American church. He is also author to numerous books, including, The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship, Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons, The Gospel for Muslims: An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence, and What Is a Healthy Church Member? Thabiti writes regularly for The Gospel Coalition at his blog, Pure Church.

Thabiti is married to Kristie, and they have three children, Afiya, Eden, and Titus. They live in the Cayman Islands.

Rick Phillips

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Rick Phillips is Senior Minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC and a council member of The Gospel Coalition. He served previously as Minister of Preaching at historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to entering the ministry, he commanded tank units as an officer in the US Army and later served as an Assistant Professor of Leadership at the US Military Academy at West Point. He is an Alliance Scholar, serving on the board of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and he is chair of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology.

Rick holds degrees from the University of Michigan (B.A.), the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D.D.). He is also author or editor to numerous books, including, The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men, What's So Great about the Doctrines of Grace?, Hebrews, part of the Reformed Expository Commentary series, and Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of John. Rick writes articles regularly for Reformation 21, for Place for Truth, and for Ligonier Ministries.

Rick is married to Sharon, and they have five children, Hannah, Matthew, Jonathan, Helen, and Lydia. They live in Greenville, SC.
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Past Conferences

Clarus 2014 – Wrestling with Contentment

Thabiti Anyabwile and Rick Phillips

Clarus 2013 – One-Anothering the Word

Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp

Clarus 2012 – The Cross-Shaped Christian Life

D. A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel
B. B. Warfield on the Doctrine of Sanctification
Fred G. Zaspel

Living in a Difficult Time
D. A. Carson

Serving as He Served
Fred G. Zaspel

The Saving Word
D. A. Carson

Resolving Everyday Conflict
Rick Friesen

Forgiving As Forgiven
Fred G. Zaspel

Panel Discussion
D. A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel

Christians Living in the Last Days
D. A. Carson

Clarus 2011 – Scripture: God Speaks

G. K. Beale and Carl Trueman

Clarus 2010 – Between Heaven and Earth

Randy Alcorn and Dr. Wayne Grudem

Clarus 2009 – The Convergence of Doctrine and Delight

Dr. Ray Ortlund, Jr. and Dr. Sam Storms

Clarus 2008 – Galatians and the Problem of Self Justification

Dr. D. A. Carson and Dr. Michael Horton
An Apostolic Disputation – and Justification
D. A. Carson

Panel Discussion 1
D. A. Carson and Michael Horton

The Promise-Driven Life
Michael Horton

Justification / Righteousness and the Cross of Christ
D. A. Carson

Panel Discussion 2 (Part 1)
D. A. Carson and Michael Horton

Panel Discussion 2 (Part 2)
D. A. Carson and Michael Horton

Two Mothers, Two Mountains
Michael Horton

Panel Discussion 3
Michael Horton

The Ironies of the Cross
D. A. Carson

Clarus 2007 – From Symbolism to Significance: The Book of Revelation

Dr. G. K. Beale

Clarus 2006 – Christianity and Culture

Dr. William Edgar

Clarus 2005 – The Reformation: Why Was It Needed and Do We Need Another?

Dr. Carl Trueman