In 2017 we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther asserted that his conscience was ‘captive’ to that Word. At Keswick 2017 we’ll see how this powerful Word brings life, reveals Christ and motivates mission. By God’s Spirit it will captivate our hearts and minds, and transform our lives, families and churches.
All three weeks have at their heart the theme of Captivated: Hearing God’s Word. In hearing the written word, we meet the living word, Jesus Christ.

Week 1 15-21 July

Don Carson

Bible Reading Speaker

Don Carson

Donald A. Carson is Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of …more

Others contributing to the programme

  • Andrew Atherstone
  • Andy Bannister
  • Tim Chester
  • Michael Green
  • Steffen Jenkins
  • Bruce Kuhn
  • Mel Lacy
  • Peter Maiden
  • Alistair McKitterick
  • James Poole
  • Tom Putt
  • John Risbridger
  • James Robson
EMU Music, Anna and Philip

Music will be led by

Alanna Glover & Philip Percival (Emu Music)

Established in Sydney, Australia and now based in Oxford, Emu Music has a global ministry teaching church leaders and musicians about what a Biblical approach to singing looks like, in theology and practice. Their ‘Word In Song’ conferences balance Bible teaching with hands-on training.
Alanna lives in Oxford where she works for Emu Music and St Ebbe’s Church. She is married to Rohan (who designs airplanes!) and together they love photography, travel, crime dramas, coffee and snow.
Philip, married to Kate, leads the music at St Ebbe’s, Oxford and heads up the ministry of Emu Music. He is author of Then Sings My Soul, a book on Biblical music ministry, and composes songs for churches. Website: emumusic.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/emumusic/

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Week 2 22-28 July

Alistair Begg - Photo 2017

Bible Reading Speaker

Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world. He graduated from theological …more

Others contributing to the programme

  • Steve Bell
  • Steve Brady
  • Paul Keeys
  • Bruce Kuhn
  • Mel Lacy
  • Jonathan Lamb
  • Peter Maiden
  • Steve Midgely
  • Alasdair Paine
  • Tom Putt
  • John Risbridger
  • James Robson
  • Martin Salter
  • Jim Turrent
  • Peter Williams
Colin Webster 2017 Speaker

Music will be led by

Colin Webster

Originally from Stonehaven in Scotland, Colin worked in the oil industry on exploration rigs. He spent three years on the road with the Saltmine Band, followed by several years working at Westminster Chapel where he met his wife Vicki. After studying at Moorland Bible College he was called to serve as a minister and evangelist at Cornerstone Church in Nottingham where he has been serving for 20 years. Colin and Vicki have two children, James and Ben. He writes worship songs and is greatly inspired by old hymns.

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Week 3 29 July-4 August

Ivor Poobalan - Photo 2017

Bible Reading Speaker

Ivor Poobalan

Principal Colombo Theological Seminary, Sri Lanka since 1998. Graduate of London School of Theology (BA Hons), Trinity International University, Illinois (ThM in OT & Semitic Languages), University of …more

Others contributing to the programme

  • Andy Bannister
  • Jez Carr
  • Gareth Davies-Jones
  • Sharon Dirckx
  • Elaine Duncan
  • Richard Everett
  • Bryn Haworth
  • Bruce Kuhn
  • Mel Lacy
  • Jonathan Lamb
  • Peter Maiden
  • Andy Prime
  • Tom Putt
  • Mike Reeves
  • James Robson
  • Nicki Rogers
  • Matthew Sleeman
Lewis Green

Music will be led by

Lewis Green

Lewis and his band regularly lead music at various Christian conferences around the UK and have served at Keswick for nearly 10 years as part of the youth programme. Lewis is passionate about writing music to commend the Christian worldview, and his album ‘Behind the Treeline’ is a collection of songs from the last few years doing evangelism among students. Lewis and his wife Susie live in Oxford where they both until recently served with the work of UCCF running the graduate discipleship programme ‘Relay’.

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