Reformation 500

March 31 – April 1, 2017 in Moscow, ID


500 years ago, a monk hammered a list on a church’s door which fired the starting gun of the Reformation. Reformation 500 is a green light, signaling this generation to step on the gas in the tradition of Luther, Calvin, and the many other Christian men and women at Grace Agenda 2017.

If the Reformation was about a recovery of the gospel, as it was, then it will never be possible for the central issues generated in the Reformation to become dated. As long as sinners need forgiveness, which promises to be a long time, the Reformation will continue to be relevant. Reformation 500 is dedicated to exploring a number of different ways in which this is so.

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.



  • Michael Reeves
  • Michael Reeves is President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology in Oxford, England. He is the author of numerous books, including Delighting in the TrinityRejoicing in ChristThe Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the ReformationWhy the Reformation Still Matters and Theologians You Should Know, and holds a doctorate in systematic theology from King’s College, London. He is married to Bethan, and together they have two daughters, Lucy and Mia.
  • Nate Wilson
  • N.D. Wilson is a best-selling author and Fellow of Literature at New Saint Andrews College. His book Death by Living won top honors in Christianity Today's 2014 Book Awards in the spirituality category. He received his B.A. from New Saint Andrews College in 1999 and an M.A. from St. John's in Annapolis, MD, in 2001. Wilson is the author of several titles, including Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl, the Ashtown Burials series, the 100 Cupboards trilogy and Leepike Ridge. He is also a film producer and screenwriter.
  • David Erb
  • Dr. David Erb joined the New Saint Andrews College faculty as a Fellow of Music in 2008, leaving his posts at Trinity Church and Providence Classical Christian School in the Seattle area. 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 work with local churches. He and his wife Gail and their children reside in Moscow.
  • 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 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.
  • Doug 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.


  • Friday, March 31

    • 8:30am

      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
    • 5:30pm

      Grace Agenda Registration

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 6:00pm

      Grace Agenda Kick-Off

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 6:15pm

      A Reformation Story {Ben Merkle}

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 8:00pm

      Chestertonian Calvinism {Nate Wilson}

      Church of the Nazarene
  • Saturday, April 1st

    • 9:00am

      The Romance of Protestantism {Doug Wilson}

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 10:45am

      Reformation Past, Future Hope {Michael Reeves}

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 11:45pm

      Lunch Break

    • 1:30pm

      A Mighty Fortress {David Erb}

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 3:30pm

      Roundtable Discussion

      Church of the Nazarene
    • 4:00pm

      Manifesto of the Grace Agenda

      Church of the Nazarene

Pre-Conference Seminars

  • Women's Seminar

    Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm | Church of the Nazarene

    Reformational Women: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future


    At this year's seminar we will consider the traits of some of the women who helped keep the Gospel central in periods when it was dangerous to do so.

    A lunch hosted at the Women's Seminar is available for $10. Please save your spot on the registration page.

    Turning a Profit on Fruitfulness: Generational Influence

    Rachel Jankovic

    Reformation Salonniere: Theological Influence

    Bekah Merkle

    Wise to the Bone: Practical Influence

    Nancy Wilson

    The Glory of a Good Education: Intellectual Influence

    Heather Wilson


    Childcare (1-4 year olds) will be available for $20 per child during the Women's Seminar on Friday, lunch included. Reserve your child's spot on the registration page.  There will be no childcare during the main Grace Agenda conference (Friday evening and Saturday). However, an unmanned nursery with audio will be available.

  • Men’s Seminar

    Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm | Trinity Reformed Church

    The Fooleries of Preaching

    God’s wisdom planned salvation through the apparent folly of Christ crucified. And with His same wisdom, God is pleased for this message to be delivered by the fooleries of preaching. At this men’s seminar for church leaders, we will look at how to prepare the preacher as well as the sermon, how Christ speaks to His people through the sermon, and why the basics of delivery matter. Men, who are church leaders or aspire to leadership in their family, church or community, are welcome to join The Fooleries of Preaching Seminar.  

    A BBQ lunch at Trinity Reformed Church is available for $10.  Reserve your spot at the lunch on the registration page.

    Grist for the Mill

    Doug Wilson

    Sermons in the Shop

    Doug Wilson

    A Theology of Preaching

    Doug Wilson

    The Delivery Man

    Doug Wilson


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

Additional Events

  • Logos Dads' Band Concert

    Thursday, March 30
    • 7:00pm
    • NuArt Theater, 516 S. Main St. Moscow, ID 83843
  • Canon Press After Hours Party

    Friday, March 31
    • 9:00pm
    • 207 N. Main St. Moscow, ID 83843
  • Christ Church Worship Service (Michael Reeves Preaching)

    Sunday, April 2
    • 9am
    • Logos Field House (110 Baker St. Moscow, ID 83843)
  • Christ Church Downtown Worship Service (Douglas Wilson Preaching)

    Sunday, April 2
    • 9:30am
    • Nuart Theatre (516 S. Main St. Moscow, ID 83843)
  • Trinity Reformed Worship Services

    Sunday, April 2
    • 8:30am & 10:45am
    • 101 E. Palouse River Dr. Moscow, ID 83843