Cone, Doran Headlining BJU Seminary 2022 CoRE Conference

Cone, Doran Headlining BJU Seminary 2022 CoRE Conference

BJU Seminary’s 2022 CoRE Conference, “AWAKE! Proclaiming Truth to a Woke Culture,” will feature two of the most innovative thinkers in conservative Christianity — Christopher Cone and Dave Doran. These exceptional speakers, along with additional panel and workshop participants from the worlds of academia and ministry, will join BJU Seminary faculty and leadership Jan. 31–Feb. 1 live on the Bob Jones University campus.

The goal of the conference is to empower pastors and other leaders to deliver compassionate but uncompromised preaching and teaching in the midst of a broken culture to awaken the church to today’s unparalleled Gospel opportunity.

Alan Benson, BJU executive vice president for student development and ministry advancement who oversees BJU Seminary, stated, “Amid today’s post-Christian philosophy, social and racial division and COVID-19 challenges, arises the greatest Gospel opportunity since the Reformation.”

Continued Benson, “The 2022 CoRE Conference will examine the challenges pastors and church leaders face in educating, edifying and uniting the church and presenting Christ in a ‘woke’ culture based on the unchanging and powerful truth of God’s Word.”

Plenary sessions and speakers for the conference include: ·

  • Christopher Cone explaining critical theory. Dr. Cone is president and CEO of AgathonEDU Educational Group and leads both Vyrsity, an interdisciplinary educational platform with a biblical worldview, and Colorado Biblical University. He is the author and general editor of more than 15 books including, most recently, Authentic Social Justice.
  • Dave Doran, senior pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church and president of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, discussing preaching in a woke context.
  • Alan Benson, addressing how the confusion and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the division of a woke culture are actually giving rise to the greatest Gospel opportunity since the Reformation.
  • Renton Rathbun, BJU Seminary and BJU School of Religion professor and nationally renowned expert on biblical worldview, discussing the need to stand firm in presenting a biblical perspective today.

A complete schedule, registration and information on event pricing can be found at

About BJU Seminary

BJU Seminary is a conservative graduate school of theology and ministry in Greenville, South Carolina. Part of Bob Jones University, BJU Seminary features a world-class faculty of 25 full-time and adjunct professors recognized as specialists in fields ranging across theology, ministry, apologetics, counseling and missions — fulfilling a commitment to equip leaders to effectively proclaim the Word, serve the church and advance the Gospel.

The Seminary is pursuing a 500 x 5 x 5 strategic vision of putting 500 pastors on the path to the pulpit in the next five years — and every five years after that — through a 5P Plan of innovation and investment in the areas of program, partnerships, people, plant and profile.

BJU Seminary offers full-time, flexible graduate programs and certificates in areas including biblical counseling, theological studies, expository preaching, ministry studies, intercultural studies, biblical language and literature, Bible teaching, chaplaincy and master of divinity.