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Assembled Under the Word: Preaching and the Church | March 20-22, 2015 | Alistair Begg | D. A. Carson | David Helm
Albuquerque, New Mexico

About

Since 2005 Desert Springs Church (DSC) has held an annual conference weekend with a guest speaker and a focused topic. In 2008 we started giving it a name, Clarus—which is Latin for bright, clear, or radiant. We think that word aptly reflects our intentions with this conference: that God and His truth would be made more clear, more radiant to us, and more powerfully penetrating in us. To that end we set aside a full weekend every year for fellowship, singing, prayer, and instruction about God's words and ways. In 2011, Clarus became the SW Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition.

While Clarus is a ministry of and to the people of DSC, we are very intentional about it being a service to and fellowship with other churches as well. Some attendees come from out of state or the far-reaches of New Mexico; others are part of local Albuquerque churches. Space is limited, but the invitation is open to pastors, church leaders, or anyone interested in a concentrated weekend of deeper instruction.

Past Conferences

Clarus 2014 – Wrestling with Contentment

Thabiti Anyabwile and Rick Phillips

Clarus 2013 – One-Anothering the Word

Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp

Clarus 2012 – The Cross-Shaped Christian Life

D. A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel
B. B. Warfield on the Doctrine of Sanctification
Fred G. Zaspel

Living in a Difficult Time
D. A. Carson

Serving as He Served
Fred G. Zaspel

The Saving Word
D. A. Carson

Resolving Everyday Conflict
Rick Friesen

Forgiving As Forgiven
Fred G. Zaspel

Panel Discussion
D. A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel

Christians Living in the Last Days
D. A. Carson

Clarus 2011 – Scripture: God Speaks

G. K. Beale and Carl Trueman

Clarus 2010 – Between Heaven and Earth

Randy Alcorn and Dr. Wayne Grudem

Clarus 2009 – The Convergence of Doctrine and Delight

Dr. Ray Ortlund, Jr. and Dr. Sam Storms

Clarus 2008 – Galatians and the Problem of Self Justification

Dr. D. A. Carson and Dr. Michael Horton
An Apostolic Disputation – and Justification
D. A. Carson

Panel Discussion 1
D. A. Carson and Michael Horton

The Promise-Driven Life
Michael Horton

Justification / Righteousness and the Cross of Christ
D. A. Carson

Panel Discussion 2 (Part 1)
D. A. Carson and Michael Horton

Panel Discussion 2 (Part 2)
D. A. Carson and Michael Horton

Two Mothers, Two Mountains
Michael Horton

Panel Discussion 3
Michael Horton

The Ironies of the Cross
D. A. Carson

Clarus 2007 – From Symbolism to Significance: The Book of Revelation

Dr. G. K. Beale

Clarus 2006 – Christianity and Culture

Dr. William Edgar

Clarus 2005 – The Reformation: Why Was It Needed and Do We Need Another?

Dr. Carl Trueman