TOAM08 – P-J Smyth on the Army of God (1 Chronicles 11-12)

The speaker for the first main session today was P-J Smyth. P-J leads Godfirst Church and one of the Newfrontiers apostolic teams working in southern Africa, involved with planting and strengthening local churches. P-J, Ashleigh, and their three sons live in Johannesburg, South Africa.More posts from this conference can be found on my TOAM08 label page. You can download the mp3 of P-J's talk or listen to it right here:Those in distress, debt, and discontent, became the army of God. We need to … [Read more...]

Book Both "Together" Conferences NOW

I can't offer two conferences for the price of one, but I can—in one post—discuss two conferences which, for all the similarities of their names, do have some important differences. For a start, they are on opposite sides of the Atlantic, so booking into the wrong one would be a significant logistical headache! I am quite sure, however, that many will cross the "pond" to attend one of what I am calling the "Together" conferences. In fact. they don't happen at the same time, so it is very pos … [Read more...]

Review of the Blog – July to August: TULIP and Together On a Mission

Before going on a summer break, I ended with a post which expresses clearly the driving passion behind my life—I DON'T WANT BALANCE, I WANT IT ALL!Other than that, and the posts on the atonement I listed in yesterday's review, July was totally dominated (and rightly so) by Together On a Mission. This conference is a phenomena that you really ought to experience at least once in your life. The fact that next year we will have Mark Driscoll here in the UK as the main speaker is just one reason to c … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Session 4: P-J Smyth

A number of logistical and technical challenges have been conspiring against live-blogging here over the last day or so — hopefully those are now resolved and normal service can return. I am glad that Andrew Fountain has been posting — I hope you are enjoying his posts. I am thrilled to have now been able to make it here — last night at one stage it looked as though storms would prevent me from getting here this morning, but in the providence of God — here I am!We have just had a great time of wo … [Read more...]

BLOGSPOTTING – Wayne Grudem Edition

Well, Dr Grudem seems to have created quite a stir - most of it can be found in my comment section, but in appreciation for all those who have been linking, I figured I would rustle up a good old-fashioned blogspotting post. Just my way of saying "thank you," and giving a shout out to some of these poeple . . . The interview returns soon - just thought I would give a bit more of a pause for people to finish digesting last week's installments. (OK, truth be told, I want this to run most of the … [Read more...]

Together On A Mission – newfrontiers Conference Summary Post

Now that the Together on a Mission conference is over, I thought I would share the highlights from my perspective. If you have never heard of us, my newfrontiers Special Edition of Links post should give you a good starting point. We had a great time with 54 nations represented at the confernece.In true blogging fashion, these excerpts from the last few days are in reverse chronological order – which can be a bit confusing if you aren’t used to it!Just a note before we get going about these pos … [Read more...]

TOAM – Session 8 – P. J. Smyth on "Penetrating Leadership"

This is one of a series of posts about Together On A Mission – the newfrontiers conference Terry, during his introduction, recommended the series on Ephesians by Lloyd-Jones which is now available in a reduced price paperback version. He also recommended the new volume released, Preach the Word, edited by Greg Haslam. I can add my recommendation to the first - it having been foundational in my life many years ago, and having listened to the audio from the conference on which the second is b … [Read more...]

Who Are Your Favorite Well-Known Living Preachers?

UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 16th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 17th most-read post was my interview with Dr. Sam Storms.In this post I simply asked my readers to identify their favorite preachers, and listed my own as well. I saved all of the comments that were made to this post at that time and have now placed them at the end of this post. If you are interested in letting us know who your favorite preachers are, please e-mail your … [Read more...]