April 13-14, 2018 in Moscow, ID

The phrase “engaging the culture” is certainly well-worn and is approaching the status of cliché. And yet, although the phrase has been almost beat to death, the need for actual engagement with culture is greater than it has ever been.

If cultural engagement means mimicking the world, or watching R-rated movies “worldviewishly” in order to talk about death and resurrection themes in zombie movies, then we are not making any difference at all. So what are we to do? That is the question we will address at Grace Agenda 2018: “Enraging The Culture.”

The last several years, Christ Church has tried an experiment in grace and has not charged for the conference. We want to go another round, and we would love to have you at the Grace Agenda conference free of charge. In keeping with this spirit of grace, we are accepting free will donations on the registration page and at the door.



  • Dr. Joseph Boot
  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Boot (M.A., Ph.D.) is a cultural philosopher and theologian, leading Christian apologist, founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto and founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC). Joe has spoken all over the world in 30 countries at numerous universities, seminaries, churches, colleges, and conferences from Eton College and Oxford, to Forman University in Lahore, Pakistan. He regularly addresses pastors and Christian leaders as well as medical, legal, and business professionals in North America, Britain, and the Middle East and has publicly debated leading atheistic thinkers and philosophers in Canada and the United States.
  • Dr. Peter Jones
  • Dr. Peter Jones is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is the Executive Director of truthXchange. He has authored multiple books including The Other Worldview: Exposing Christianity's Greatest Threat and One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference. He has also recently produced a DVD series titled Gay Identity and the Gospel, which is a "discourse on homosexuality that is non-demonizing but deeply theological."
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Douglas Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is a founding board member of Logos School, a Senior Fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews College, and he serves as an instructor at Greyfriars Hall, a ministerial training program at Christ Church. He helped to establish the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) and is the author of numerous books on classical Christian education, the family, the church, and the reformed faith. After serving in the U.S. Navy in the submarine service, he completed a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Idaho. Douglas and his wife Nancy have three children and a bunch of grandkids.
  • Dr. Ben Merkle
  • Dr. Ben Merkle, fellow of theology and President of New Saint Andrews College, holds a D.Phil. in OrientalStudies and an M.St. in Jewish Studies from Oxford University, England. Dr. Merkle is the author of The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great and Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae. Dr. Merkle has served as a minister at Christ Church, Moscow. He has taught at New Saint Andrews for over a decade, and in 2015, Dr. Merkle was promoted to the office of President. He and his wife Bekah, the first graduate of New Saint Andrews, have five children.
  • Dr. David Erb
  • Dr. David Erb joined the New Saint Andrews College faculty as a Fellow of Music in 2008, and is also the Head of the new New Saint Andrews Conservatory of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to moving to the Northwest, Dr. Erb taught and conducted choirs at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Bucknell University. Dr. Erb earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1997. Dr. Erb is active in the Moscow choral community and works with local churches. He and his wife Gail and their children reside in Moscow.
  • Toby Sumpter
  • Toby J. Sumpter serves as a pastor at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of Blood Bought World and Job Through New Eyes: A Son for Glory. He is married to Jenny and they have four children.


  • Friday, April 13

    • 9:00am

      Church Leaders’ Seminar Registration

      Trinity Reformed Church
    • 9:00am

      Women's Seminar Registration

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 9:00am - 3:00pm

      Church Leaders’ Seminar For Men

      Trinity Reformed Church
    • 9:30am - 3:00pm

      Women's Seminar

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 3:30pm

      Is Social Justice Just? [Joe Boot]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 5:30pm

      Grace Agenda Registration

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 6:00pm

      Grace Agenda Kick-Off

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 6:15pm

      Do Not Give Your Strength To Women [Toby Sumpter]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 7:30pm

      Two Religions: Oneism & Twoism [Peter Jones]

      Church of the Nazarene
  • Saturday, April 14

    • 8:45am

      Tales From The Front Lines [Joe Boot]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 10:30am

      Higher Education & The Next Generation's Culture War [Ben Merkle]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 11:30am

      Lunch Break

    • 1:15pm

      Da Pacem, Domine - Choir Concert [David Erb]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 2:45pm

      Enraging the Culture: Winsome Tartness [Doug Wilson]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 4:00pm

      Roundtable Discussion [All Speakers]

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 4:45pm

      Manifesto of the Grace Agenda [Doug Wilson]

      Church of the Nazarene

Pre-Conference Seminars

  • Women's Seminar

    Women In The Word

    Friday, April 13th
  • Men's Seminar

    A Pastor's Advanced Guide to Enraging the Culture

    Friday, April 13th


Church of the Nazarene

Women’s Seminar & Grace Agenda Conference
1400 East 7th St. Moscow, ID


Trinity Reformed Church

Church Leaders’ Seminar for Men
101 East Palouse River Dr. Moscow, ID

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