Upcoming Gospel Coalition and Band of Bloggers

16 04 2009

Next week from Tuesday to Thursday, a group from my school will be heading down to Chicago for The Gospel Coalition conference.  This conference is going to have some great speakers like John Piper, DA Carson, Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller, and Ligon Duncan.  Along with the main speakers, there will be a number of workshops available.  I’m excited to go and be refreshed and encouraged by these and other attending brothers.

A joint venture of this conference is the Band of Bloggers which is a fellowship of bloggers that meets for a lunch seminar on blogging for Christ.  We’ll here from a panel of top Christian bloggers as they share and relate their methods and philosophies of blogging with a Christian perspective. Speaking of blogging, assuming there is internet in the convention center, I’ll be live blogging this event.

At both conferences, we’ll be receiving a number of books.  I’ve listed them below, and there will be a number of drawings for other books.

  • Finally Alive by John Piper
  • Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different by Tullian Tchividjian
  • Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them by Ed Stetzer, Richie Stanley, and Jason Hayes
  • The Soul of Life: The Piety of John Calvin edited by Joel Beeke
  • Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Greg Koukl
  • The Advent of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities by Michael Haykin & Kenneth Stewart
  • Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption in Christian Families and Churches by Russell Moore
  • The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith by Christopher J.H. Wright
  • ApParent Privilege by Steve Wright and Chris Graves
  • Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views edited by J. Matthew Pinson
  • Journal of Ministry and Theology
  • ESV Study Bible
  • The Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington
  • Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches by Russell D. Moore and C.J. Mahaney,
  • Jesus: Dead or Alive by John Blanchard and Faith Cook
  • Christianity Explored-How to Run the Course
  • Getting the Gospel Right by Cornelis P. Venema,
  • One Minute After You Die by Erwin W. Lutzer,
  • Marks of a Disciple by Lorne C. Sanny
  • Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
  • A Proverbs Driven Life: Timeless Wisdom for Your Words, Work, Wealth, and Relationships by Anthony Selvaggio
  • The Gospel Story

Carson on Five Trends in the Church Today

30 09 2008

D.A. Carson is the man when it comes to modern culture in the church and Christianity in general.  He has written the book Christ and Culture Revisited, and most recently, he’s given a list of 5 trends that are commonly seen in the church today.

1. It is important to observe contradictory trends.
2. Current evangelical fragments are moving into a new phase — into polarized “clumps.”
3. The most dangerous trends in any age are the trends that most people do not see.
4. There is a trend in our churches to be consumed by social concern.
5. There is a trend in our churches to emphasize discipleship over the gospel.

Read the whole thing.

HT: Justin Taylor

The Sampler

29 05 2008

The Family Integrated Church

This is a great interview posted on Boundless that introduces a less practiced method of “doing” church.

Worship Matters on SALE for $11

A great deal on a great book.  Only for a limited time.

How to Read 500 Books a Year

DA Carson reveals that he reads 500 books a year, but he says “there’s reading and then there’s reading.”

Advice to Young Minister

This is an excellent post that actually applies to all ages.  There 21 points given that should be heeded.

Job Before Marriage?

As a woman, is it wrong to make current career decisions based on  future hopes of being a wife and mom?