January 3-5, 2022

Featuring presentations by Dr. Peter J. Leithart, Aaron M. Renn, Bill Smith, and Steve Jeffery the Christendom Lectures will take place in January 2022 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 lectures series, “Stand Fast,” will be held January 3-5, 2022 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.

This year's lectures center on the command to “Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58).

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.

*Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ken Myers will no longer be able to speak at this year's Christendom Lectures.



Peter J. Leithart, PhD

President of Theopolis Institute
Peter J. Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. He is the author of many books, including a two-volume commentary on Revelation (T&T Clark, 2018) and a commentary on 1&2 Chronicles (Brazos, forthcoming). He writes a regular bi-weekly column at FirstThings.com, and has published articles in many periodicals, both popular and academic. Leithart has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989 to 1995, and was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature fulltime at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England. He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and twelve grandchildren.

Aaron M. Renn

Urban Analyst & Writer
Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities and people thrive and find real success in the 21st century. He focuses on urban, economic development, and infrastructure policy in the greater American Midwest. He also regularly contributes to and is cited by national and global media outlets. He is a columnist for Governing magazine and his work has appeared in the The Guardian (UK), The New York Times, and The Washington Post, along with many others. Renn was a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute from 2015-2019 and is a Contributing Editor at its quarterly magazine City Journal. Prior to his work in public policy, Renn had 15 year business career in management and technology consulting, where he was a partner at Accenture. He also founded the urban data analytics software platform Telestrian, which continues to underpin his work on cities.

Bill Smith

Pastor, Columnist
Bill Smith is the pastor of Cornerstone Reformed Church in Carbondale, IL. where he has been for the last three and one-half years of this thirty-plus year pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Louisiana College (B.A. in vocal performance) and MidAmerica Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.). He publishes regularly on Kuyperian Commentary. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for thirty-one years and have six children, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Steve Jeffery

Pastor, Columnist
Pastor Steve Jeffery was pastor of Emmanuel North London Church, and is now a CREC Co-Pastor of All Saints Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeffery is co-author of Pierced for Our Transgressions and author of The Cross. As a former pastor in the United Kingdom, he is expected to provide some insights on persecution and the church’s faithful response, especially in light of the UK’s advanced secularization.