The theme of our 2022 Reformation Celebration is Post Tenebras Lux, which is Latin for “After Darkness, Light.” Before October 31, 1517, the people lived in relative spiritual darkness. Heresy and immorality were prevalent in the world, as well as in the church. The Reformation was a time of rediscovering the light of biblical truth. The same is still needed today. 

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ must constantly be seeking the light of biblical truth so as to see and know the glory of God in the light of the Gospel. This Reformation phrase, Post Tenebras Lux, encapsulates what we as Smyrna Presbyterian Church want to be about.

About Dale Ralph Davis

Dale Ralph Davis is the former pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson. 

He is the author of many helpful books, including an expository study of Judges and The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts. He has also written many books on the Psalms, including The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life: Psalms 1–12, Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness: Psalms 13–24, and In the Presence of My Enemies: Psalms 25–37.  


If you were unable to attend the Reformation Celebration this year, October 29-30, 2022, you can rewatch or listen to the sessions below: 

  1. Special Q&A (Audio)
  2. Session 1: Saturday - Smyrna Presbyterian Church
  3. Session 2: Saturday - Smyrna Presbyterian Church (Audio)
  4. Session 3: Sunday - Smyrna Presbyterian Church (Video) 
  5. Session 4: Sunday - Midway Presbyterian Church (Video)