Owen Strachan

Professor, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary




The theme for this year’s Speaking the Truth in Love conference is “Discernment, Faith, and Fidelity to the Truth.” We live in a time where the church is found speaking in the same language, using the same jargon, and spouting the same perspectives as a world that is in darkness. The evangelical church today is often willing to reevaluate what she has long believed because of the social consciousness, and moral outrage, of a world that has already demonstrated that it has no conscience, and no respect for what is truly moral according to Scripture. At this conference, we will see together why the world is such a poor counselor to the church when it comes to setting the church’s agenda, and how Christians must cultivate a life of godly discernment centered around the preaching of the Word of God. Only by fidelity to the truth can the church speak the truth in love.