Program

This year’s WCCCC Winter Conference is coming up, in the long weekend from 31 December 2021 to 2 January 2022. (For a glimpse of last year’s Winter Conference, see sample video on our YouTube channel.) We plan to have both in-person attendance in southern California and online attendance on our Discord server.

Theme

Our 2021 theme will be None Among Them That Lacked, based on Acts 4.31–36:

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

In times when the Church’s courage to do the Lord’s will manfully is severely weakened by the fear of losing a job through persecution, a fear that keeps many Christians from even considering alternative ways to the commonly accepted way of the world, we see a very different example in the Church of Jerusalem at the very outset of persecution, even before anyone is seriously hurt. Far from limiting its social imagination, the Church in Acts 4 is united in purpose and develops an economic model fitting for the circumstances, a model that makes the Church resilient against subsequent persecutions – and this ‘unorthodox’ social model is one St Luke attributes to the work of the Holy Spirit steeling the mind of the Church as a whole against its persecutors. That spirit of godly courage is something that we ought to develop in the Church, not just by attending to our individual devotions, but by making such changes to our material and social conditions as will actually make it feasible for faithful Christians to challenge – not with the mere hypocritical posturing of ‘moral witness’, but with real power – the wickedness of the most powerful companies and government agencies on earth. It behoves the Church to become ‘uncancellable’, especially so that Christians who have wives and children are not bound by handcuffs of gold.

Speakers

We have two keynote speakers:

Aaron Renn is founder of The Masculinist, and an opinion-leading urban analyst, consultant, speaker, and writer on a mission to help America’s cities and people thrive and find real success in the 21st century.

The Rev. James Gadomski, who will be preaching, is a curate at St Paul’s Anglican Church and teacher at Canterbury Christian School, Los Altos, California.

Workshop and Paper Speakers

Michael Yung will speak on the question, ‘Is the Christian Faith True?’. The Christian faith is both good and true. This talk will explore the truthfulness of the Christian faith, including whether Jesus is God and whether faith in Jesus leads to eternal life, by considering philosophy, science, history, and one’s daily life: in philosophy, divine revelation and faith versus the traditional experience and rationality as the basis of knowing truth; in science, seeking truth with the true spirit of science, respecting objective reality as the ultimate authority; in history, past record providing strong objective evidence that Jesus is God; in daily life, the experience of eternal life through faith in Jesus here and now personally.
基督教既美好又真實。這講座會從哲學、科學、歷史及生活去探討基督教信仰的真確性,包括耶穌是否真神及信耶穌是否真的有永生。哲學—啟示和信心抑經驗和理性作為認知的根據。科學—用科學的精神來求真,客觀事實是最後權威。歷史—過去客觀的事實提供耶穌是神強而有力的證據。生活—現實主觀的經歷和體驗印證信耶穌有永生的事實。

Richard Yen will speak on Genesis.

The Rev. Joshua Law, an ethnomusicologist, will speak on the topic ‘The Spirit and Soul of Church Music’.

Lue-Yee Tsang will speak on critical distance from mainstream practices.

Paul Materum will speak on classical education.

The Alliance Defending Freedom will speak on legal threats to Christianity, and how Christians can respond legally and politically.

Venue

The WCCCC Winter Conference this year will not be at Mount Hermon Conference Center; instead, we are holding it at Joshua Medical Clinic, La Palma, California, within sight of Knott’s Berry Farm.

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Out of respect for the needs of the medical clinic hosting our conference, we are asking that in-person conferees this year either

  1. be vaccinated or recovered from COVID 2 weeks before the conference, or
  2. have tested negative for COVID within 72 hours of the conference.

For those unable to attend in person, we will also continue to offer online participation in the conference.

Schedule

Registration

Please note: Unlike in past years, registration for the WCCCC Winter Conference will not include lodging and dinner.

The 2021 WCCCC registration fees are as follows:

Students: $50 by 17 December ($40 by 26 November).
Young adults: $100 by 17 December ($80 by 26 November).
Online: $50 by 17 December ($40 by 26 November).

After 17 December, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process more registrations, so please register by 17 December if you can. You may register below: