SAVE THE DATE: January 8-10, 2024


Join us in West Monroe, Louisiana, for our 2024 Christendom Lectures to be held January 8–10, 2024, at Church of the Redeemer. The three-day event also will feature worship services and opportunities for fellowship and perusing offerings from book vendors. Break-out sessions concerning the importance of music to Christian worship will also be held in the afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday before a folk dance for families on Wednesday evening. Plan to bring some, if not all, of your family with you this year.



Fellow of Theology, New Saint Andrews College
Dr. Rigney serves as Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is the author of six books: Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles (Eyes & Pen, 2013); The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts (Crossway, 2015); Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God (Crossway, 2018); Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World? (Crossway, 2020); More Than a Battle: Experiencing Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust (B&H, 2021), Courage: How the Gospel Creates Christian Fortitude (Crossway, 2023). Previously, Dr. Rigney served as a professor and president of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, and a teacher at Desiring God.

Joe is a teacher who can’t help but tell others about the things that fascinate him, and he is a generalist who is fascinated by a great many things. He loves to teach classes on biblical theology, C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, English literature, and political philosophy. Beyond teaching, writing, and preaching, Joe loves to coach his sons in baseball and football and spend time with his lovely wife Jenny.


Founder & President, BOMI/Revelation Movement
Vishal Mangalwadi (1949-), founder-president of BOMI/Revelation Movement, is an Indian philosopher and social reformer. Vishal has lectured in over 40 countries, published seventeen books, and contributed chapters to many more.

Born and raised in India, Vishal studied philosophy at the University of Allahabad (1967-‘69) and Indore (1971-’73), in Hindu ashrams, and at the L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. In 1976 along with his wife, Ruth, he founded a community to serve the rural poor in India. Vishal continued his direct involvement in community transformation until 1997, including service at the headquarters of two national political parties. There, he worked toward the empowerment and liberation of Indian peasants and the lower castes.

He is the author of The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization (2011), Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations (2009), and This Book Changed Everything: The Bible's Amazing Impact on Our World (2018).

At the turn of the Millennium, Vishal and Ruth were invited to come to America to make a television series exploring the Bible’s role in creating the modern world. Their research, in preparation of making a documentary film, has been published in books, DVDs, CDs and in Social Media. Vishal and Ruth have two daughters and five grandchildren.


Pastor, Church of the Redeemer
Steve Wilkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree (in Pre-Law) from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Divinity from the Reformed Theological Seminary of Jackson, Mississippi. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1976. He served as the pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church of Monroe, Louisiana from 1989 to 2018. On April 15, 2018, Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church began worshipping in a new location in West Monroe, LA. and changed its name to Church of the Redeemer.

Pastor Wilkins is the author of Face to Face: Meditations on Friendship & Hospitality and several other books.



Worship Theology & Meaning
Dr. Scott Aniol is the executive vice president of G3 Ministries. He is both a musician and theologian who lectures and writes about music, worship, and aesthetics. 


Beauty & Music Meaning
Maestro Hodges is the director for the Center for Western Studies in Memphis, TN. He is an orchestral conductor and composer by training. He lectures regularly in the aesthetics and meaning of art and beauty, especially in music and art.


Music Literacy & Singing
Jarrod Richey is Director of Music at Church of the Redeemer and teaches upper school music at Geneva Academy. He writes and lectures about music literacy in the church wherever he is given the opportunity. 


Accompanying Worship
Glen Warner is a lay musician serving as pianist and occasional organist at Church of the Redeemer. He also serves on our Redeemer Hymnal project. He has many years of experience in accompanying church worship services.


NEW in 2024: We will have an evening of family folk dancing Mr. Jarrod Richey calling dances for our attendees and church family. If this doesn't put you over the top to join us for our Christendom Lectures, then what will. Come for the teaching, fellowship, singing, and dancing!


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