BB NOTE: J.I. Packer is the author of the Christian classic Knowing God and named by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 influential evangelical leaders in America. All are welcome to attend this event - which is just great news!
The Anglican District of Virginia (ADV) is busily preparing for its second annual synod council meeting that will take place on September 26 and 27 at Church of the Epiphany in Herndon, Va.
ADV is thrilled to announce that the Rev'd Dr. J.I. Packer will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Packer will address the synod and will participate in a question and answer session with those present on Saturday morning.
"This will prove to be an exciting time in the life of the Anglican District of Virginia. Not only are we enormously blessed to be able to come together again to celebrate moving forward with the Gospel for Christ's church, we also have the great honor of hosting one of the world's most esteemed theologians. Along with many ADV parishioners, I greatly admire the teachings of Dr. Packer. I encourage all ADV members to come hear his keynote address," said Jim Oakes, vice-chairman of ADV.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible (2001). In addition, Time Magazine named Packer one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. Dr. Packer is an Oxford-trained theologian and author of numerous works including the book Knowing God, "which outlined a conservative Christian theology deeper and more embracing than many Americans had encountered. It did real justice to hard topics such as suffering and grace," Time stated.
All are welcome to attend Dr. Packer's keynote address that will begin at 9:45 am ET on Saturday, September 27 at Church of the Epiphany. The church is located at 3301 Hidden Meadow Drive in Herndon. For delegates, ADV Council will officially commence on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 pm with prayer and praise. The delegate sessions slated for Saturday, September 27 will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Registration information and a schedule will soon be available at the ADV website.