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Matt Chandler Spokesperson Says Theos Conference is 'an Outlet for Different Viewpoints'

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Monday, May 9, 2022
Matt Chandler Spokesperson Says Theos Conference is 'an Outlet for Different Viewpoints'

Matt Chandler Spokesperson Says Theos Conference is 'an Outlet for Different Viewpoints'

A spokesperson for Texas pastor Matt Chandler says his appearance at an upcoming virtual conference alongside Mark Driscoll and other speakers is an opportunity to preach God's Word to a new audience.

Chandler is scheduled to preach during the May 11-13 Theos Online Conference, which includes more than 40 speakers and promotes itself as having "no wishy-washy woke BS per usual."

The schedule includes a wide range of speakers, including Driscoll, who formerly served as pastor of the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church and currently pastors Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Ariz. Chandler is pastor of The Village Church in Texas and president of the Acts 29 network.

"Matt Chandler welcomes the opportunity to teach the Bible to a variety of audiences," an Acts 29 spokesperson told JulieRoys.com. "When Matt was invited to be a part of this year's online Theos Conference and recorded his session, he was unaware of the other participants as they had not yet been determined. Matt recognizes that conferences like these serve as an outlet for different viewpoints and voices to be heard and discussed."

Other scheduled speakers include Eric Metaxas, author, speaker and podcast host; Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College; Craig Keener, professor of biblical studies at Asbury Seminary; Rich Wilkerson Jr., pastor of Vous Church in Miami; Allie Beth Stucky, author and podcast host; Fredrick J. Long, New Testament professor at Asbury Seminary; Jude Fouquier, pastor of City Church California; Jon Norman, pastor of SOUL Church in England; Dan Lian, pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina; and Joseph Pearce, an author of biographies on G.K.Chesterton, Pope Benedict and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The conference website promises "theological clarity," "prophetic insight" and "world-class teachers."

"A teaching conference with more Ph.D.'s & grey hair than Air Jordans," it says. "Welcome to the best conference of your life with 40+ geniuses you haven't even heard of yet, and then a bunch you have."


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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.