January 4-6, 2021

Featuring presentations by Dr. Mark David Hall, Dr. Robert Gagnon and Rev. Jeffrey J. Meyers, the Christendom Lectures will take place in January 2021 over a three-day event aimed at exploring theological and practical topics that will equip both pastors and laity to think clearly about current theological and social issues that face the Church.

The lecture series on Storming the Gates of Hell will be held January 4-6, 2021 at Church of the Redeemer in West Monroe, Louisiana.

The Christendom Lectures are not intended for church leaders alone but for stirring up all members of the Church to love and good works.

The theme for the upcoming Christendom Lectures is Storming the Gates of Hell. Many of us are witnesses to an alarming number of challenges facing the church in North America. Our society’s understanding of sexual identity and ethics, previously shaped by biblical principles, is now being completely upended. The Christian principles that informed the founding of our country have been challenged or even abandoned. And yet the church is still called to boldly proclaim the gospel that the atoning King has come and reigns now. We hope this lecture series will help us dwell on what is good and true and inspire us to stand boldly for the truth.

Beyond listening to the speakers' presentations, guests at the Christendom Lectures will be able to sing and pray during matins, enjoy meals and fellowship with one another, peruse offerings from several book vendors and more.


Mark David Hall, PhD

Professor & Author
Mark David Hall, PhD, is the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is also associated faculty at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. Dr. Hall’s primary research and writing interests are American political theory and the relationship between religion and politics, especially religious freedom. He has written a dozen books, most recently including Did America Have a Christian Founding? Separating Myth from Historical Truth, which was published by Nelson Books in late 2019.

Robert Gagnon, PhD

Professor & Author
Robert Gagnon, PhD, is a Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. Previously he taught at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for 23 years. He has degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard Divinity School, and Princeton Theological Seminary. His main fields of interest are Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible. He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics and co-author (with Dan O. Via) of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views.

Rev. Jeffrey Meyers

Pastor & Author
Rev. Jeffrey J. Meyers has been the Senior Pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in St. Louis for 20 years.  He is also a visiting instructor at Theopolis Institute, a Christian think tank in Birmingham, Alabama. Meyers is the author of The Lord’s Service: The Grace of Covenant Renewal Worship, as well as the popular commentary Ecclesiastes Through New Eyes: A Table in the Mist, and many other essays and articles.