Friday, April 11, 2008

Together for the Gospel

Next week I have the distinct honor of accompanying our pastoral staff to Together for the Gospel, a three day conference intended primarily for pastors but open to others as well (phew!). You can see a list of the conference speakers and topics here.

I'm already giving pre-conference awards:
  • Most Intriguing - Thabiti Anyabwile - "Bearing the Image: Identity, the Work of Christ, and the Church"
  • Most Likely to Shake Up My Life - John Piper - "How the Supremacy of Christ Creates Radical Christian Sacrifice"
  • Most Favorite (he used to be my senior pastor, after all) - CJ Mahaney - "Sustaining a Pastor's Soul"
And of Course...
  • The Award For the Title That Most Closely Resembles the Title of a Doctoral Dissertation - Ligon Duncan - "Sound Doctrine - Essential to Faithful Pastoral Ministry: A Joyful Defense and Declaration of the Necessity and Practicality of Systematic Theology for the Life of the Church"
In all seriousness, I expect each message to be a powerful statement of God's heart for the church, and my prayer is that God helps me to glean just one idea from each sermon that I can apply directly to my life. I am particularly excited because, for the first time in at least six years, I'm attending a conference related to Sovereign Grace Ministries where I have no official responsibilities. I get to come, register, sing songs, listen to the messages, fellowship with friends, and not concern myself with anything tech-related.

This brings up one last point. Are any of you going to the conference? If so, I'd love to meet you. Comment below or email me, so that we can connect.

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