On June 28th through the 30th, 2012, five Westminster faculty members (Drs. Richard Gaffin, Peter Lillback, Jeffrey Jue, David Garner, and Lane Tipton) traveled to Hong Kong to speak at a conference on "The Gospel and Common Grace." They were joined by Stephen Tong and Stephen Tong Evangelical Ministries International (STEMI) for this three-day conference for pastors and lay leaders throughout Southern Asia.
At this page, you will find all the plenary lectures that were given, both in English and in Mandarin, Chinese, as well as photos and comments from those who participated.
Dr. David B. Garner reflects on his time in Hong Kong:
The church leaders from China and Hong Kong are committed, courageous, and vital ministers of the gospel. They are also hungry, and came to the conference with a longing more fully to know the Lord Jesus Christ and him crucified. The onversations I had varied from deeply theological conversations to the practical application of theology in the workplace, in relationships, and in the context of persecution (and threats of persecution).
The blessing of speaking at such a conference is hard to articulate. Those in attendance come to the conference to be fed and encouraged in their faith. However, I found myself at this conference overwhelmingly blessed by their humility and faith, their extraordinary hospitality, and the encouragement they brought to my own faith in Christ.
The hosts made it clear that they hope to have us back on a regular basis. I would be delighted to go again and to serve the church of China in any way that I can.