Together in an Age of Division

A Conversation with Dr. Joe Rigney, Dr. Andrew Walker, Dr. Dustin Messer, Pastor Nathan Akin, and Pastor Brian Davis

Hosted by Bethlehem College & Seminary, Pillar Network, and Christ-Centered & Clear

April 20, 2022 | 4:30–5:45pm
Kentucky International Convention Center | Room L015/019

Though Together for the Gospel as a conference is coming to a close, we are not eager to see the principle behind this conference become a distant memory. Instead, the idea of working together despite our differences for the advance of the gospel is something we hope will mark evangelicals in the years ahead. Towards that end, join us for a panel discussion aimed at helping us think carefully about how we might continue to work together in an age of division.


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Dr. Joe Rigney

Joe Rigney serves as President and Associate Professor of Theology and Literature at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He is the author of five books including: 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), and More than a Battle: How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust (B&H, 2021). Joe is also a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul and serves as a teacher at DesiringGod.

Dr. Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Apologetics; Associate Dean of the School of Theology; and Director of the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Walker has academic interests in sexual ethics, human dignity, family stability, gender, anthropology, natural law, public theology, and church-state studies. He has published widely in these fields. He authored the award-winning book God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? He speaks all over the nation on issues related to Christian ethics. He is a lay leader in his local church where he teaches fifth graders weekly and leads a community group.

Dr. Dustin Messer

Dustin Messer ministers at All Saints Dallas and sits on the board of directors of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC-USA), a ministry founded by John Stott in 1968. Before completing his doctorate at La Salle University, Dustin graduated from Boyce College, Covenant Theological Seminary, and the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Pastor Nate Akin

Nathan Akin is the Associate Director of the Pillar Network. He also serves as Director of Baptist21. He has a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Murray State University, where he twice played in the NCAA Tournament. In the past, he has served as the Discipleship Pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC and served as Special Assistant to the Vice President of the Global Theological Initiative at Southeastern Seminary.

Pastor Brian Davis

Brian was born and mostly raised in Detroit. Though he was not born into a Christian family, he came to know the love of Christ in his late teens. Now, he claims the same testimony of Paul, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20). In 2010 he married his wife, Sonia, and they have three beautiful children: Spurgeon, Sibbes, and Noelle. He now serves at Del Ray Baptist Church.