Must-Attend: Band of Bloggers 2009

The new Band of Bloggers website is up and ready for consumption: “This year, we are excited to announce that Band of Bloggers is partnering with The Gospel Coalition Conference to host the 3rd Band of Bloggers Fellowship in conjunction with their national conference in Chicago, IL.   On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., [Read More...]

Hiestand on the Pastor-Scholar

I somehow missed these worthy words from my buddy Gerald Hiestand, a pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel, on the need for pastor-scholars: “The legacy of such great men teaches us the value of uniting the role of pastor with that of theologian; yet a resounding absence of such a union marks the church today. Our [Read More...]

Tonight’s Debate: 7PM Central Time

At the Henry Center in Deerfield, IL, we are making final preparations for tonight’s debate.  Please note that the start time is 7pm Central Standard Time (not 6:30pm as originally planned).  Click here to watch the debate at or even some time before 7pm. We’re excited to know that Christianity Today will be covering the [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 3, 2008

1. Mark Driscoll interviews excellent Christian rap artist LeCrae, who has recorded a song based on a John Piper book.  And you thought I was kidding. (HT: JT) 2. The CBMW blog, Gender Blog, has just published my three-part series on a blueprint for manhood.  The blog is currently not loading, but here’s the link if you’re [Read More...]

The Suffering and the Glory: Phil Ryken and Pastoral Ministry

Today, on October 1, 2008, at 3pm in the ATO chapel in Deerfield, IL, my employer, the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, will sponsor a Scripture and Ministry lecture by Dr. Phil Ryken, Senior Pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA. The lecture is entitled “The Suffering and the Glory: Pastoral Ministry in [Read More...]

Two Articles to Help Christians Evangelize and Think in a Confused World

I work for the Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  The Center publishes for free a series of essays designed to outfit intellectual Christian students and laypeople meet contemporary challenges to the faith.  The Henry Center is pleased to announce the release of two important articles that cover apologetic topics relative [Read More...]

Henry Center Travelogue, Day Five: Final Thoughts

Here’s the recap from day five, the final day of the conference, May 31. I’m not going to recap the last few talks, though I will tell you that this morning featured a stimulating session with Drs. Robert Priest of TEDS and David Lee of Evangel Seminary. In their papers, the speakers considered the topic [Read More...]

Henry Center Travelogue, Day Four: Holy War and Theological Education (Separately Considered)

I’m in Hong Kong with the Henry Center, my employer, as we’re hosting an international conference on evangelical identity. I’m blogging about the conference on the Henry Center blog and will cross-post here. Day Four in Hong Kong, and we are right in the thick of our conference. It is going quite nicely. Last night, [Read More...]

Henry Center Travelogue, Day Three: Evangelical Identity and Ringo Starr

I’m in Hong Kong with the Henry Center, my employer, as we’re hosting an international conference on evangelical identity. I’ll be blogging about the conference on the Henry Center blog and will cross-post here. The conference has now started in earnest. We’re at the YMCA International House on Waterloo Street, right in the middle of [Read More...]


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