January 9-11, 2023

The Christendom Lectures, featuring talks by four speakers on how Christians can stand firm in a world gone mad, begins Jan. 9-11 in West Monroe, Louisiana at Church of the Redeemer.

Speakers at the Christendom Lectures include Micah Mattix, PhD., a professor of English at Regent University and the poetry editor at First Things magazine; Duane Garner, author and pastor of Christ Church in Raleigh, NC; Mark Horne, author and assistant pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO; and Uri Brit, D.Min., pastor at Providence Church in Pensacola, Florida.

The deadline for early registration is December 18. Attendance to the lectures is $100, if registered early.
Previously known as the "Pastors Conference,” the Christendom Lectures will engage in 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 three-day event also will feature worship services and opportunities for fellowship and perusing offerings from book vendors.

The lectures will take place at Church of the Redeemer, 715 Cypress St., West Monroe, Louisiana.

For more information or for media inquiries, you may reach Jackie Peacock at Church of the Redeemer's offices at [email protected] or by calling (318) 323-3061.

Monday, January 9
7:00 - 7:15 p.m. — Welcome and announcements
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. — Rev. Duane Garner, Holding Fast Against Doubt
8:30 – 9:15 p.m. — Dr. Micah Mattix, The Challenge of Contemporary Culture
Tuesday, January 10
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. — Matins Service
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. — Rev. Mark Horne, On the Throne and Under Fire
10:45-11:30 a.m. — Rev. Uri Brito, D.Min., An Ecclesial Conservatism
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. –– Q & A/Panel Discussion with Speakers
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — Dinner together with all attendees
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. — Rev. Mark Horne, Faith Trains: Learning & Leading by Example
8:15 – 9:00 p.m. — Rev. Duane Garner, Holding Fast Amid Opposition
Wednesday, January 11
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. — Matins Service
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. — Dr. Micah Mattix, Catechesis and Cultural Renewal
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. — Rev. Duane Garner, Holding Fast Under Oppression
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. –– Q & A/Discussion with Speakers
12:30 p.m. –– Dinner together with all attendees



Micah Mattix, PhD

Professor, Regent University
Micah Mattix, PhD, is a professor of English at Regent University and the poetry editor at First Things. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The New Criterion, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He has a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and taught at Yale University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a senior editor at Spectator World until 2022 and is the former literary editor of The American Conservative. He is the author of The Soul Is a Stranger in this World: Essays on Poets and Poetry (Cascade) and the co-editor of the anthology Christian Poetry in America Since 1940 (Paraclete). He is a ruling elder at a PCA church. He and his wife, Carine, have four children. 

Duane Garner

Pastor, Author
Rev. Duane Garner is the pastor of Christ Church (CREC) in Raleigh, NC where he has served since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Bible Languages from Oxford Baptist Institute, Oxford, MS, studied at the Bucer Institute for Biblical Studies, Monroe, LA for four years, and is an ACBC certified Biblical counselor. He and his wife Sarah have been married since 1997 and have two children.

Mark Horne

Pastor, Author
Rev. Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, FL, but was raised as a young child in Liberia, West Africa, where his parents were missionaries. Mark graduated with an M. Div. in 1998 and currently serves as the assistant pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. Mark is also the executive director of Logo Sapiens Communications, a non-profit educational organization. He is the author of Solomon Says: Directive for Young Men (Athanasius Press 2020), a guide to understanding the book of Proverbs. He has also written other books, including J. R. R. Tolkien (Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins 2011, 2022), Why Baptize Babies: An Explanation of the Theology and Practice of the Reformed Churches (Athanasius Press 2007), and The Victory According to Mark: An Exposition of the Second Gospel (Canon Press 2003, 2022).

Uri Brito

Pastor, Author
Rev. Dr. Uriesou Brito serves as the Senior Pastor of Providence Church. He has been at Providence since 2009. Born in Northeastern Brazil, he has lived in the United States for over 25 years. He earned a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Clearwater Christian College and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando and a D.Min. in Pastoral Theology from RTS/Orlando. Brito is the editor of The Church-Friendly Family, author of The Trinitarian Father, and co-author of commentaries on Ruth and Jonah published by Athanasius Press.  He serves as a board member of the Theopolis Institute and is the Senior Fellow for Pastoral Theology for the Center of Cultural Leadership. He blogs at uribrito.com and kuyperian.com. Uri has been married for nineteen years to his lovely wife, Melinda, and is the proud father of Abigail, Ezekiel, Ephraim, Elijah, and Ezra.