Equipping the Saints Conference

Building Culture in Hostile Territory

As God's Remnant continues the ongoing work of putting the axe to the root of the idols in our land, the Saints are in need of being equipped for the rebuilding of culture in it's place, lest evil shoots should spring up again.

September 15-16, 2023

Evangelical Reformed Church,

Tacoma, Washington

Building Culture in Hostile Territory

The breeze coming off of the Puget Sound carries the smell of decay and death as it passes over the olfactory receptors. The rotting fruit of secularism has produced a foul odor in the land, a sign that God’s patience has run thin, His campaign of judgment being made manifest upon his enemies.

Conversations are overheard among the Saints around the public square, “You see the bad situation we are in, that our towns are desolate and its gates have been burned by fire. Come, let’s rebuild the walls so that we will no longer be a disgrace. Let’s arise and build.” So they began to put their hands to the good work, but alas, the Saints came to the realization that they have lost the art of building good things and are in need of wisdom and instruction.

To make matters worse, the enemy, while in retreat, remains active, scrambling in their last ditch efforts to mount a counterattack, slinging their fiery darts upon covenant homes, and upon the wall builders in the field. The nefarious work of the enemy and its seemingly endless psyops campaign continues to drone over the loudspeakers, dulling the minds of the youth and gaslighting the old. The Saint’s armor bearers have been scrambling to equip the Saints with shields and swords, exhorting the Saints to “pick them up” and therefore, “Go!”

In an effort to encourage and edify some of the local Armor Bearers have begun gathering the sage, the gray beards, the hoary heads among them, to offer up instruction and exhortation that the Saints might be better equipped to go out into hostile territory to retake the land, to rebuild the walls and institutions, to plant trees that bear good fruit for their children, remembering that “lo, Christ their King is with them always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”


Dr. Glenn Sunshine

Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for the Christian Worldview

Pastor C.R. Wiley

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Battle Ground, WA

Pastor Rich Hamlin

Evangelical Reformed Church

Tacoma, WA

Dr. John West

Vice President and Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute

Pastor Sean Higgins

Trinity Evangel Church

Marysville, WA

Day 1 - Friday, September 15

6:30 p.m. — Announcements and Singing

6:45 p.m. — Defining our Terms: An Introduction to Culture – Dr. Glenn Sunshine

7:00 p.m. — Evening Social followed by Theology Pugcast interview discussing Stockholm Syndrome Christianity with Dr. John West

Day 2 - Saturday, September 16th

8:30 a.m. Coffee, Refreshments and Singing

9:00 a.m. The Comprehensive Gospel as the Foundation of Culture – Pastor Rich Hamlin

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. — Christians who Changed Their World – Dr. Glenn Sunshine

10:45 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m. Cultural Reformation from the Bottom Up – Dr. John G. West

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Provided in the Fellowship Hall)

1:00 p.m. A Cup of Tea at St. Anne's: A Culture of Imaging and Imagination – Pastor Sean Higgins

1:45 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Building Culture on a “Battle Ground”– Pastor C.R. Wiley

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Taking up the Weapon of Prayer – Dr. Glenn Sunshine

3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Panel Q & A

4:30 p.m. End of Conference

Join us:

Evangelical Reformed Church

74 S. Madison St. Tacoma, WA 98409


In-person | Family

Lunch Included


In-person | Individual

Lunch Included