The St. Peter Option:
Living as Exiles in a Foreign Land
What troubles you as a Christian these days? What causes you to fear for the future? What is our response to LGBTQ theology, transgenderism, Woke ideology, cancel culture, global climate change, progressivism, totalitarianism, the loss of freedom, Christian persecution, and a host of other threats? This year’s symposium will engage themes from the blessed apostle St. Peter in addressing how we are called to confess and live joyfully and without fear as Christian pilgrims in a world of darkness and hostility toward the Christian faith. Peter says, “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15 NKJV). “The St. Peter Option” will explore how we are called to live in this vale of tears. Peter emphasizes that our calling in this world is always to trust in Christ and to sing the praises of our God without despair, even as we learn His Word deeply so that we might give a defense of our faith. Peter’s opening doxology in his first epistle serves as the foundation for living as Christian pilgrims: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials … yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:3-9 NKJV).
Vendor information for 2022.
Dates for future symposia: CCA symposium has traditionally been held on the third Thursday of June (and the Wednesday before and Friday after). The 2022 symposium has been pushed back one week because of conflicts with other meetings and gatherings within the district and synod.
CD recordings of past symposia.