April 12 - 13 | A+D 2024

The Law of God is Good and Wise

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1300 Beltline Rd., Collinsville, IL 62234

If you are interested in having a table as a vendor, please reach out to Pastor Scheer at pastorscheer@gmail.com.


Conference Description

The proper understanding of the Law of God is essential for a Christian. Unfortunately, there has been much disagreement in American Lutheranism concerning the role of the Law in the Church. Are Lutherans truly “weak on sanctification”? Should there be exhortation in preaching? Do real Lutherans believe in a third use of the Law? What is so bad about antinomianism? What does true Law and Gospel preaching look like?

These debates have troubled the Missouri Synod in recent years. Thankfully, we can look to the Scriptures and also remember how our forefathers in the faith dealt with similar challenges. Over two days, April 12-13, we will learn about and discuss the Law of God at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL. We’ll look to our past, confront present challenges, and look toward the future confident in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and thankful for all the treasures with which He has blessed us.

This conference is for both laity and pastors. Come join us for good theology, fellowship, and maybe even a little fun.

Conference Schedule


Friday, April 12

1:00 - 1:45
Speaker #1: Rev. Joshua Scheer: Confessional Unity Against Antinomianism
1:45 - 2:30
Speaker #2: Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray: The Third Use of the Law: What? Again?
2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:45
Speaker #3: Rev. Mark P. Surburg: Soft Antinomianism: The Problem in Lutheran Preaching
3:45 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:15
4:15 - 5:00
Speaker #4: Rev. David P. Ramirez: The Antinomian Distaste for the Particularity of the Old Testament
5:00 - 5:15
5:15 - 6:00
Vespers Preacher: Rev. Michael P. Walther
6:00 - 7:30
7:30 - ?
Gemütlichkeit at St. Paul's, Hamel

Saturday, April 13

8:00 - 8:45
Matins Preacher: Rev. Benjamin T. Ball
8:45 - 9:30
Speaker #5: Rev. Peter J. Scaer: Diagnosing the Allure of the Radical Gospel
9:45 - 10:15
Break/Check out vendors
10:15 - 11:00
Speaker #6: Rev. David H. Petersen: How My Preaching Has Changed
11:00 - 11:15
11:30 - 1:00
Lunch (on your own; suggestions in folder)
1:00 - 1:45
Speaker #7: Rev. John E. Hill Why should Lutherans Be Interested in Virtue
1:45 - 2:00
2:00 - 2:45
Speaker #8: Rev. Todd A. Wilken: How I Became an Antinomian
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 - 3:45
Vespers Preacher: Rev. William C. Weedon




Young Adult


(ages 12-17)




Conference Preachers

Rev. Michael Walther

Rev. William Weedon

Rev. Benjamin Ball

Conference Location

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

1300 Beltline Rd., Collinsville, IL 62234


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