Partying For Jesus

This is from The Resurgence"I've been wondering why many Christians are such boring people to be around if redemption is true. If Christ's mission was truly accomplished and if the Kingdom of God is alive then Christians ought to be the most celebrative people on the planet throwing the best parties and social events. If the Gospel is true one would think that Christians would be the best at "getting their party on.". . . So if the kingdom is real, if creation is all good, if life is not suppose … [Read more...]

George Whitefield’s Final Resting Place and the Lewis Revival

Yesterday it was a delight to see my old friends, Ian and Megan Jukes, and their three lovely kids. We went to visit a church founded by George Whitefield where he preached and is buried under the pulpit. I took loads of photos so have turned them into a slide show for you. If you want to see his burial place, it is at The Old South Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts.The Resurgence also posted a sermon by George Whitefield just recently.I have to say that this experience was one of the most … [Read more...]

Newfrontiers – A Family Of Churches Together On A Mission

I am thrilled to be able to bring you live-blogging from this year's Together On A Mission Conference, which will run from the 10-13 July. This year the conference is fuller than it has ever been before, and will apparently be running an overflow venue.One of the strengths of Tim Challies' live-blogging of Christian conferences is the perspective he brings to many of these conferences as a visitor. For me, TOAM is practically my second home. I have been going to Newfrontiers conferences since … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo On Apostles Today

Over on Terry Virgo's Blog, he has written a post entitled apostles today. This complements some of the interesting things he had to say on this subject in the recent interview here on my blog. If you haven't read that interview yet, it can be found in the following posts: INTERVIEW — Terry Virgo: Leader of NewfrontiersINTERVIEW — Terry Virgo on The Early DaysINTERVIEW — Terry Virgo on the Distinctives of NewfrontiersINTERVIEW — Terry Virgo on the FutureHere is an extract from Terry's blog post. … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Terry Virgo on the Distinctives of Newfrontiers

On the first day of my interview with Terry Virgo we spoke about his ministry and his view of the wider evangelical scene. Yesterday, we began to speak about how newfrontiers began, and how Terry was led to a radical view that apostolic ministry was never intended to stop when the Bible was completed. Today we will begin by examining in more detail what that looks like in practice.Terry, can you tell us a bit more about what are the distinctives of a group like Newfrontiers?In addition to the … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo On Healings Driscoll and Theology

One of the temptations for us Reformed Charismatics is to just not talk about our experiences of the Spirit and the things we see. If we just don't talk about our charismatic experience it is much easier for us to fit in with our reformed brothers. At times I feel I am more interested in fitting in with my reformed brothers than my Arminian Charismatic brothers! I wonder even if I have many Arminian readers? If you are one, do let me know....Anyway, I am thrilled with Terry Virgo for not … [Read more...]

Christian Conference Reflections – New Attitude and Others

Tim Challies has served us all so well this year with his live-blogging of many of the major US reformed conferences. He has come to the end of a long spring season of live-blogging and posted reflections and comparisons of the various conferences. Here is a list of the conferences he has blogged the past few years, and it's impressive:Desiring God Conference 2005Desiring God Conference 2006Ligonier Conference 2007New Attitude 2007Resolved 2007Shepherd's Conference 2006Shepherd's Conference … [Read more...]

I Am a Blogfather Again

I love it when a new blog is formed. My dear friend, Andrew Cottingham, started blogging just today. I told him it would help him as much as those who actually read it. Blogging is not for everyone, of course, but since in less than 24 hours he has already written two posts, I hold out great hopes for this one! Here are his two posts, and I will end with a couple of great quotes from them. Pop over and encourage him — early bloggers need it!Matthew 5 v 6 cont.Hunger and thirst for … [Read more...]

Seeking Old Sermons – Downs Bible Week, C. J. Mahaney, and Others

I got an email today from someone who is eager to get a hold of a copy of a famous series of sermons C. J. Mahaney once preached on every person God killed in the Bible. Apparently he has been in touch with Sovereign Grace Ministries and they cannot trace this series. I got to thinking, since I have quite a few readers, surely someone out there might have this series in an old tape or CD collection. I never heard this series, but I did hear one talk taken from it on the Ark of the Covenant … [Read more...]

Adopt an Orphan – Be Missional

This from Anthony Bradley over at The Resurgence:America has nearly 115,000 orphaned kids in foster care waiting to be adopted. Some wonder how this is possible in a country with Christian families. Surely there are 115,000 missional families in America, right? Missional families, for example, embrace the redemptive mission of God and practice "true religion" in their local communities (James 1:27). Missional Christians in America could eliminate the foster care system tomorrow ..."Religion that … [Read more...]