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Doctrine and Devotion's third annual conference is May 3rd and 4th, 2019 in Geneva, IL. Our theme for this two-day conference is Biblical Theology: The Revelation of God’s Person, Plan, and Purpose. With Dr. James Hamilton leading us as our keynote speaker, we will explore Biblical Theology and its place in the life of the Christian and the local church. Breakout sessions are offered this year unpacking issues of marriage, parenting, preaching, and suffering.

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NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible

The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible allows you to ponder the individual stories and themes of Scripture while observing how they all fit together in God’s grand biblical narrative. Helpful introductions to books and sections of the Bible combined with 20,000 verse-by-verse study notes will guide you to a clearer understanding of Scripture.




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Plenary Speakers


Dr. James Hamilton is the Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern baptist Theological Seminary, and has written What Is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible's Story, Symbolism, and Patterns, God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments.


Joe Thorn is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL, and the author of a few books. He and his wife Jen have been married for 21 years and have four children.


Jimmy Fowler is the Executive Pastor at Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL. He and his wife have been married for more than 11 years and have three children.


Doug Logan is the Director of Diversity and Co-Director of Church in Hard Places with Acts 29. He serves as a founding board member of an Urban Church Planting Network called Thriving, and sits on the Board of Trustees at his Alma Mater, Lancaster Bible College-Capital Seminary and Graduate School. His first book, On the Block: Developing a Biblical Picture for Missional Engagement was published in 2016.


Breakout Speakers


Phillip and Jasmine Holmes live in Flowood, Mississippi. Jasmine is a wife, mom, and speaker. She teaches humanities and Latin at St. Augustine Classical School. Phillip is a husband, father, and writer. He is the Director of Communications for Reformed Theological Seminary where he oversees institutional branding, print publications, digital marketing, and social media.


Jen Thorn writes for Love God Greatly, a ministry that produces 6-7 Bible studies annually in over 20 languages. She is married to Joe, and together they have four children.


Steve McCoy is the director and content strategist for Mission Group, which offers resources from Ed Stetzer for pastors and church leaders. From 2004-2016 Steve pastored in the Chicago burbs. He is married to Molly and has two kids in college (Sarah and Jack) and two in high school (Elijah and Daniel).


Rev. Nick Batzig is the founding pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, GA (just outside Savannah). Currently, he serves as editor of Reformation21 and the Christward Collective, sites of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and is a visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA.



When and Where

The conference begins at noon on Friday, May 3, and continues on the 4th from 9am to 5pm. We will meet at Chapelstreet Church (Keslinger Campus) in Geneva, IL.



For those staying overnight the closest hotel is the Fairfield Inn and Suites in St. Charles. The hotel is only 2 miles away from the event (about a 5-minute drive), and close to a number of restaurants and stores.

We have secured a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. Book your stay with the button below before discounted rooms run out!



If you're staying in St. Charles into Sunday you can join us for worship at Redeemer Fellowship where Dr. James M. Hamilton will be preaching at all three of our morning services.






Admission to the two-day conference includes an exclusive 2019 conference T-shirt and a custom journal.


Currently enrolled students can register for this discounted rate, which includes a free journal. A limited number of T-shirts can be purchased at the conference.



Conference Schedule

Friday, May 3

  • Registration / Social

  • Welcome and Worship

  • Connecting Theology with Experience

    Jimmy Fowler, Joe Thorn

  • Breakout Sessions:

    Biblical Theology and Marriage

    Phillip and Jasmine Holmes

    Biblical Theology and Parenting

    Steve McCoy

  • The Theologian's Mission

    Joe Thorn

  • Dinner Break

  • Welcome Back and Worship

  • Introduction to Biblical Theology

    Dr. James Hamilton

  • Q&A Session

  • Dismissal

Saturday, May 4

  • Registration / Social

  • Welcome Back and Worship

  • Biblical Theology and Discipleship

    Jimmy Fowler

  • Biblical Theology and Typology

    Dr. James Hamilton

  • Doctrine and Devotion Live

  • Lunch

  • Welcome Back

  • Biblical Theology and Worship

    Doug Logan

  • Breakout Sessions:

    Biblical Theology and Suffering

    Jen Thorn

    Biblical Theology and Preaching

    Nick Batzig

  • Biblical Theology and The Church

    Dr. James Hamilton

  • Worship

  • Q&A Session

  • Closing Remarks and Dismissal



2019 Conference journal

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Doctrine and Devotion


What is Biblical Theology?

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Telling God’s Story

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B&H Academic


Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition

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IVP Academic


2019 Conference T-Shirt

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Selections from Spurgeon’s Library: Suffering or PRAYER

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B&H Academic


Thoughts for Young Men

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Banner of Truth


Unbreakable: What the son of God Said about the Word of God

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10 Publishing


A Little Book on the Christian Life

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TableTalk - May and June 2019

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Each bag also includes unique offers and valuable discounts from many of our esteemed sponsors.