Bloggers at the Desiring God Conference

Abraham Piper has invited any bloggers coming to the DGM conference later this month to an open house on the Saturday evening. I so wish that I could be there, but sadly I can't. I am, however, sending a representative. My dear friend and pastor, Tope Koleoso (pictured right), is planning on attending the conference and will provide us with his feedback here on my blog. Do look out for him there, and say hello to him for me if you will be there!UPDATEIt's not too late to book into this … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 1 and 2

We come today to the end of this recap of the posts that have been most popular with readers during the first half of 2008. This was assessed from the 1st of January to the 31st July on the basis of number of visitors to the pages. I hope you have enjoyed reading some of these older posts while I have been enjoying more time with my family.Thanks for bearing with me as I took this blogging break. I hope that for my new readers this gave you an introduction to the blog. Please do remember when … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 3 and 4

Number 4 in the list of most read posts this year so far is a post linking to a number of sermons by C. J. Mahaney, as well as my interview with him. If you missed it, do also check out his sermon on People God Killed.Number 3 is a post summarizing a series from back in 2005—my interview with the ESV Bible translators, which seemed to launch my blog as a place where Christian leaders would agree to be interviewed. It has gained one place from last year.Join us tomorrow for the top two posts! … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 5 and 6

In a sign of just how many preachers read this blog, so far this year the sixth most read post on my blog is a Mother's Day sermon entitled "Comfort Like a Mother" that I preached earlier in the year.At number 5 is my initial post on the Steve Chalke controversy. There are several updates to this issue listed on that page. My invitation to Steve to come on this blog or issue a statement clarifying what he believes about penal substitution remains open, but I doubt very much he will ever take me … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 7 and 8

The 8th post popular post on my blog at the moment is the summary of my interview with Wayne Grudem.At number 7 is my post defining "What is a Reformed Charismatic?" Don't miss two closely related posts — "Wanted - 1000 Reformed Charismatic Churches" and "I Don't Want Balance, I Want It All." … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 9 and 10

In 10th place is one of the first articles I ever wrote, although it was not published on the blog until more recently. It discusses the "Toronto Blessing."In at 9th place is my series of posts on New Word Alive 2008. … [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...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 13 and 14

In 14th place on the list of most read posts here on the blog during the first half of 2008 is my series on the Together On A Mission 2008 conference.In the 13th most read post, I asked about favorite preachers. I gave my own answers back in 2005. There are no prizes for guessing who might be added to that list if I were to answer that question again today. … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 15 and 16

The 16th most read post is my interview with Terry Virgo from 2007, which also has a link to my 2008 interview.In 15th place is a post that marked the closest I have come to being a true journalist on the blog. I had an exclusive story but, I must say I was taken back by the fact that anyone was surprised—still less angry—when I announced what I had been told were the reasons behind a split between Spring Harvest and Word Alive. … [Read more...]

2008 Top Posts Numbers 17 and 18

The 18th most read post here on my blog highlighted the controversy caused when the television program, American Idol, had contestants sing "My Jesus, My Saviour."In 17th place is my interview with Al Mohler. … [Read more...]