now this — perilous times are coming,” Paul told Timothy. “Those proud, fierce, covetous, evil men shall wax worse and worse.” Paul’s instruction to his beloved disciple was not to run and hide in a cave, nor sit in submission wringing his hands, but to continue in the things which he had learned and been assured of — the Holy Scriptures. Through them, the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Better instruction was never given.
Today’s headlines of Muslim terror, Planned Parenthood atrocities and Supreme Court-sanctioned sin bears resemblance to Paul’s description of perilous times. What are Christians to do? Take a lesson from David and cry out to the Lord as he did when Saul had trapped him in a cave, “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.”
We would do well to learn from David. It is the duty of the saints, especially in times of straits, to reflect upon the performances of Providence for them in all the states and through all the stages of their lives. To do this effectively, we must be students of history.
Join Christians from around the country in Birmingham, Alabama January 21-23 to remember the promises of God and stand firm upon His word as events swirl around us. You will hear accounts of remarkable victories only the Lord could orchestrate from centuries past and the current age. We will address the Christian’s role in the church, the civil government, the community and beyond. We will glean lessons from Scotland, where the reformation that once burned so brightly has dimmed to an ember. There will be food and fellowship and plenty of opportunity to encourage one another to persevere.
A Sampling of Topics to Be Addressed
- “Righteousness Exalts a Nation: The State of the Judiciary in the United States”
- “The Roots of Western Civilization”
- “The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization”
- “The Future of Western Civilization and the Crown Rights of King Jesus”
- “The Decline of Europe and Lessons for America”
- “Education and the Crown Rights of Jesus Christ”
- “Christian Response to Civil Tyranny”
- Panel Discussions
- Audience Q&A Session
- Much More!
American Village — The Ideal Venue
The American Village is located just south of Birmingham in Montevallo, AL. Founded in 1995, the American Village contains wonderful replicas of The Philadelphia President’s House, Mount Vernon, the Oval Office, Williamsburg’s Bruton Parish Church and The Concord Bridge. Nestled on 113 acres, it’s the ideal venue for our family conference.
Through Family Fellowship times and Dinner Discussions, we have intentionally structured meal times to facilitate maximum fellowship and further instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. Meal plans are available or bring your own and enjoy a picnic on the beautiful grounds of the American Village.
Revolutionary Literacy: How to Interpret the Marxist “Doublethink” in the Prevailing Mantras of Our Day
If you understand the strategies to dumb down America, the lies to keep us in crisis mode, and the reality of where we’re headed as a nation, then you know how serious our situation is. Curtis Bowers — director of the award-winning film Agenda — offers a sobering overview of the successful deception used to completely dismantle, pervert and redefine God’s three institutions: the family, the church and the state.
The Only Path Home
The need to rebuild the family, church and state seems obvious, but not knowing where to start keeps many from ever engaging in the battle. As a former State Representative, Curtis explains the biblical approach to rebuilding the walls that have been torn down. He presents tactics for thinking Christians who want to make a difference in the battle for America, and exhorts God’s remnant to carefully study, understand and follow the Biblical examples of repentance and restoration.
Col. John Eidsmoe
Righteousness Exalts a Nation: The State of the Judiciary in the United States
Ground Zero: Current Groundbreaking Issues at Play in Alabama that Impact the Nation
Scotland’s Decline and a Blueprint for Its Revival
Colin Gunn presents a brief history of Scotland and explains the missteps that caused the decline of a once-Christian nation into a socialist/secular state. We consider some of our heroes from Scottish history and consider what they would do to to restore Scotland’s heritage of faith and liberty.
Government-Owned, Body and Soul: Lessons from Government Healthcare and Statist Education
When the government takes over these spheres of society, it gains unprecedented power and control over its citizens. Colin talks through the consequences of centralized healthcare and education, and gives practical solutions to win back our liberty.
Dr. Joe Morecraft
The Roots of Western Civilization
The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization
The Future of Western Civilization and the Crown Rights of King Jesus
What Should We Do When Civil Tyranny Violates God’s Commands? The Scottish Covenanters as a Historical Test Case
Some historians label the 17th Century Reformation Christians known as Covenanters, fanatics, bigots and revolutionaries. They believed that Jesus Christ — not the King of England — is the head of the Church. More than 18,000 Scottish men, women and children were jailed, tortured, enslaved or murdered by the Crown. The Scottish Covenanters are exemplars of fortitude, sacrifice and martyrdom for Christ in a day in which the civil government disapproved of their beliefs. Is there a point at which Christians today should disobey the civil authorities, and if so, when?
The Puritan’s City on a Hill vs. The Modern State’s City with No Walls or Laws
Seeking to establish what they hoped was the beginning of the Christianization of the whole world, the Puritans of England who came to American shores set out to be an example for the nations — a city set on a hill for all to see. The modern notion of America is that we are a pluralistic nation, welcoming every belief known to man and keeping “religion” out of civil government. How should Christians think about the application of our faith to civil government in an age that hates God and anyone who suggests Christian influence in the public square is a good idea?
The George Washington Story — Victory from Defeat
George Washington took command of an army of sovereign individualistic amateurs and fought a war, throughout which he suffered significant, and sometimes constant, defeats. But perseverance lay at the core of his character. He was tempted to quit several times, but with the temptation came that hope and persistence that victory lay at the end of the historical road and giving up was not an option. It is easy to see in retrospect, but at the time, events seemed to presage only sacrifice without victory. That frowning providence suddenly revealed success. The pattern continued to the end until Yorktown sealed independence. How very similar to God’s way with us.
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Note: Schedule times are subject to change.
|4:30-6:00pm||Welcome and Opening Session — The Puritans’ City on a Hill vs. The Modern State’s City with No Walls or Laws (Bill Potter)|
|6:00-7:30pm||Food and Fellowship
(baked potatoes and salad bar — see Meals for menu)
|7:30-8:30pm||Session 2 — The Roots of Western Civilization (Dr. Joe Morecraft)|
|8:30-9:30am||Session 3 — From Magna Carta to Montgomery: Obergefell and Interposition (Col. John Eidsmoe)|
|10:00-11:00am||Session 4 — The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization (Dr. Joe Morecraft)|
|11:30-12:30pm||Freetime to Enjoy American Village|
|12:30-2:00pm||Lunch Time Discussions|
|2:00-3:00pm||Session 5 — Scotland’s Decline and a Blueprint for Its Revival (Colin Gunn)|
|3:30-4:30pm||Session 6 — Revolutionary Literacy: How to Interpret the Marxist “Doublethink” in the Prevailing Mantras of Our Day (Curtis Bowers)|
|5:00-7:00pm||Dinner & Discussions|
|7:00-8:00pm||Session 7 — The George Washington Story: Victory from Defeat (Bill Potter)|
|8:30-9:30am||Session 8 — The Future of Western Civilization and the Crown Rights of King Jesus (Dr. Joe Morecraft)|
|10:00-11:00am||Session 9 — Government-Owned, Body and Soul: Lessons from Government Healthcare and Statist Education (Colin Gunn)|
|11:30-12:30pm||Freetime to Enjoy American Village|
|12:30-2:00pm||Lunch Time Discussions|
|2:00-3:00pm||Session 10 — Darwin, the “Living Constitution” and Roe v. Wade (Col. John Eidsmoe)|
|3:30-4:30pm||Session 11 — The Only Path Home (Curtis Bowers)|
|5:00-7:00pm||Dinner & Discussions
(BBQ pork and chicken, baked beans and slaw)
|7:00-8:00pm||Session 12 — What Should We Do When Civil Tyranny Violates God’s Commands? The Scottish Covenanters as a Historical Test Case (Bill Potter)|
|10:30-12:00pm||Lord’s Day Worship Service (Pastor Wayne Rogers)|
|12:00-3:00pm||Food and Fellowship|
For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Calera (93 Metro Drive., Calera, AL 35040).
Standard rooms are available at $99 per night including hot buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi and parking. This special rate is valid from January 21-24, 2016. Reservations will be accepted while rooms or until January 6.
Make your reservations online, or directly with the hotel by calling 205-668-6565 or the toll-free Hilton Central Reservations Line (24 hours) at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for the Crown Rights Conference rate (group code CRC).
When it comes to mealtimes, you have a variety of options. We are pleased to offer catering from Full Moon BBQ through family fellowship times and dinner discussions. We have intentionally structured mealtimes to facilitate maximum fellowship and further instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. We will be showing film clips and making brief informal presentations during mealtimes to seed discussion and provide valuable information. Most speakers will be on site at mealtimes and eager to engage in conversation with you.
1. On-Site Meals
We have underwritten a portion of the cost to provide you with economical and tasty meals on-site. Register for the meals online by noon January 18, and we will have it there for you.
2. Local Restaurants
Several lunch options in Montevallo – 3 miles away
Lunch and Dinner options in Calera – 7 miles away
3. Bring Your Own
Eat inside at the tables provided or enjoy the grounds with its many picnic tables.