Have you heard about the upcoming Band of Bloggers event at Together for the Gospel in just under a month’s time? Timmy Brister, the event’s planner, recently announced it. Here’s the essential information:
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Internet Idolatry and Gospel Fidelity.” With the advent of new media and the increasing influence of technology on our lives, it is important to address the relationship of the gospel to technology, especially the areas where we are tempted with idolatrous desire (power, identity, influence, acceptance, control, etc.). While the internet, with all of its platforms (such as blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) can be a powerful tool to leverage our lives for the gospel impact, we want to examine our hearts to bring to light the various ways in which the idol factory of our hearts challenges and subverts the very gospel which we long to embrace.
The format for this year’s gathering will be similar to last year. We will begin with a catered lunch, listen to 4 speakers address a subtopic on the theme, and transition to a moderated panel discussion with questions fielded from attendees. The guys I have asked to speak this year are: Justin Taylor, Jonathan McIntosh, Trevin Wax, and Jared Wilson. I am thrilled that these guys have agreed to lead the discussion, and I believe you will be blessed and challenged by their contributions to this important topic.
The meeting will take place at The Galt House (the Archibald Room) on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 11:00am-12:45pm. The Galt House is located just two blocks away from the Louisville Convention Center and is connected to the Center via a skywalk. Due to limited seating, we encourage you to register early as every BoB gathering to date has reached capacity prior to the event. Registration for this gathering is $25 and simply covers the cost of the catered lunch.
This is exciting news. I’m thrilled to be a small part of this event through moderating the panel. I’m also looking forward to the free books that Timmy magically procures for this event year-after-year. I haven’t seen any hard figures, but I’ve heard that those who pay the $25 cover will receive around $200 worth of free books. If that is not economics working for you, show me what is.
If you’ll be at T4G, make it a part of your plans to come to BoB. It’s a very fun gathering and is a rare opportunity for the blogging community to get together. Hope to see you there in a few weeks’ time.