One Point Calvinism

According to J. I. Packer, Calvinism's five points really boil down to one significant claim that underlies all the others. My friend, Scott Thomas, shared this on the Acts 29 blog:"God saves sinners—and the force of this confession may not be weakened by disrupting the unity of the work of the Trinity, or by dividing the achievement of salvation between God and man and making the decisive part man’s own, or by soft-pedaling the sinner’s inability so as to allow him to share the praise of his sa … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 11 and 12

The 12th most read post on this blog is a remarkable list of 20 questions for potential church planters. This includes the audio and video of a very helpful talk from Acts 29 director, Scott Thomas.In 11th place is the video and transcript of my interview with John Piper. Also, don't miss the many posts I have written citing short quotes from this man's writings on "Piper Fridays." … [Read more...]

DWELL – Mark Driscoll on Preaching Christ

Thanks to my friends at Acts 29 I'm able to share some sessions with you from the Dwell London conference. This is a talk Mark Driscoll gave on how to preach Christ from the entire Bible. You can download the audio, read my notes below, or watch the video right here: No one has a worse life than a church planter’s wife. Her husband is flat broke. He won’t stop working, but makes no money. And he wants to grow his church by getting her pregnant!The big idea is this—“It’s about Jesus!” There i … [Read more...]

DWELL – Q and A with Dave Fairchild, Steve Timmis and Scott Thomas

Hear Dave Fairchild, Scott Thomas and Steve Timmis answer questions in this session from the Dwell Conference in London. Once again this is a longer video and so is hosted by Google Video rather than Youtube. You can watch it below or download the audio here. The Q and A spoke a lot about the role of the wife in church leadership. … [Read more...]

PHOTOS of Mark Driscoll in London

I found a way of embedding a flikr slide show here on the blog. I hope you like these photos from Driscoll's London trip.Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Scott Thomas, Part 2

This is the second and final part of my interview with Scott Thomas of the Acts 29 Network. You can download the audio of whole interview or watch the second part below. Part 1 can be seen here.Scott speaks about how Acts 29 aims to help potential church planters. … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Scott Thomas, Director of Acts 29 Network

Today I share the first part of a two-part interview I did with Scott Thomas when he visited Jubilee Church with Mark Driscoll earlier this month. In this segment Scott shares his perspective on traveling and working with Mark Driscoll. Scott also spoke at the Dwell conference on "Should You be a Church Planter?" … [Read more...]

DWELL – Should YOU be a Church Plant Leader? (20 Questions)

UPDATEScott has made available an article which expands on this talk and includes other lists of characteristics that leaders have cited as being important in a church planter.Thanks to the kind permission of Acts 29, I am able to share with you a number of videos of their recent DWELL Conference in London. I begin with one that is especially important for those of you who have come back from the conference excited, wondering what God may have in store for you. You can download the mp3 — or t … [Read more...]

WANTED – 1000 Reformed Charismatic Churches

In case the title of this post completely mystifys you and you have not heard of this group of Christians, I have written previously about them in “What is a Reformed Charismatic?”The phrase “1,000 reformed charismatic churches” has been going around in my head on and off for awhile now. Because several different applications of that number are running through my mind, I thought I’d share each of them with you here.The first thought I had was simply this: although often considered to be a small m … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Mark Driscoll, Part 4 – Multiculturalism and Mission

Today I conclude my interview with Mark Driscoll. You can download the audio of the whole interviewand watch the final segment below. The three previous segments can be viewed at the following pages:Video Interview - Mark Driscoll, Part 1 - Prophecy and Newfrontiers Video Interview - Mark Driscoll, Part 2 - A Prophecy for Newfrontiers and Worship Video Interview - Mark Driscoll, Part 3 - Impressions of the UK During the course of this interview, Driscoll is very warm about … [Read more...]


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