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Southern New England Reformation Conference 2018

Emotions and the Christian Life

May 18th and 19th Quidnessett Baptist Church, along with Grace Community Baptist Church, The Presbyterian Reformed Church, and Grace Bible Church, are excited to sponsor the spring Southern New England Reformation Conference with Dr. David Murray. Attendance to the conference is free and there is no registration required. Details below or view the conference flyer.


Our culture is enchanted by the pursuit of happiness and yet it seems so elusive that many despair of ever finding it. As Christians, how should we think about happiness and sadness? What is true joy and how can we maintain it? Is it possible to recover from depression? How can we maintain joy when we are attacked by our culture? This conference seeks to explore these themes with professor, pastor and author Dr. David Murray.


  • Friday May 18th – 7:00 to 8:30 pm: Christian Emotions
  • Saturday May 19th – 10:00 to 11:30 am: The Sad Christian
  • Saturday May 19th – 6:30 to 8:00 pm: The Happy Christian

About the Speaker

Dr. David Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Seminary. He is also Pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He is the author of Christians get depressed too, How Sermons Work, Jesus on Every Page, and most recently, The Happy Christian. You can read his blog at or follow him on Twitter @davidpmurray. David is married to Shona and they have five children ranging from 3 to 20 years old. They love camping, fishing, boating, and skiing in the Lake Michigan area