Timmy Brister, the mastermind/head/visionary behind Band of Bloggers, recently made this announcement:
We are excited about this year’s Band of Bloggers (on April 10, 2012, just before Together for the Gospel starts). Each panelist has played a pivotal role with Band of Bloggers and the Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement. At our first Band of Bloggers (April 2006), we were thrilled to have Tim Challies, Justin Taylor, Albert Mohler, and Russell Moore as panel speakers, and six years later we are even more happy to see that Justin and Tim will be joining us again. Collin Hansen who coined the phrase “young, restless, and reformed” and wrote a journalistic book about it will also be joining us. And for the first time, Kevin DeYoung, perhaps the most prominent Reformed blogger online has agreed to contribute his thoughts as well. And I’m grateful for my good friend and fellow moderator, Owen Strachan, will be helping me lead the discussion at this year’s gathering.
If you want to go to BoB, you need to register ASAP. Last I heard, the event was 2/3 full a day or two after it was announced.
I’m looking especially forward to this year’s gathering, because we’re going to reflect on the reformed resurgence and how blogging has contributed to it. It will be fun to do that with some young leaders, and I know that many who join us will have made meaningful contributions to the broader movement. The whole point of this is that we’ve witnessed “a thousand points of light” come to life in the last 5-6 years, a development that has allowed the books, talks, sermons, and discussions of the reformed world to spread like wildfire all over the world.
That, my friends, is a beautiful thing, one worth celebrating in six weeks’ time.
By the way, I think Southern Seminary still has some spots open in the special Together for the Gospel class. It’s led by Russell Moore, Dean of SBTS, and will allow students to hear some great material, attend some pre-conference panels with a range of Southern faculty, and then attend the full conference. You get three credit hours from SBTS. It’s a fantastic bargain and has people enrolled from all over the country.