My T4G Breakout on the Pastor-Theologian

My breakout session from the 2014 Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference is now online. It was entitled The Pastor as Public Theologian in an Increasingly Hostile Culture. My session runs around an hour, and covers two major themes: 1) The pastorate is fundamentally a theological office that calls for the pastor to take dominion of [Read More...]

A Banner Week for CBMW at T4G, and Scattered T4G Thoughts

I am so thankful for last week (April 7-11), the week of the 2014 CBMW National Conference and the Together for the Gospel conference. I have effectively come of age over the life-span of T4G, which began in 2006 in the Galt House Ballroom, the very place that we at CBMW held our NatCon. The [Read More...]

Bill Maher Led a Promiscuous, Cocaine-Dealing Atheist to Christ

The most captivating public moment I witnessed in the past year was at Together for the Gospel in Louisville, Kentucky. A man I’ve never met named John Joseph shared his story of salvation. If you doubt whether God is real, the gospel is true, and sinners really can be transformed, watch this three-minute video. It [Read More...]

Band of Bloggers 2012 Audio Available: Bethke, Elephant Room & Trayvon

Audio from the 2012 Band of Bloggers panel is now live and listenable.  Justin Taylor, Collin Hansen, Tim Challies, and Timmy Brister all contributed wisdom to a diverse array of topics.  I moderated the panel.  We had a blast. Here was the event’s central topic: Six years ago, two movements began to gain significant traction–blogging [Read More...]

A Startling Word from Mark Dever on False Conversions

Justin Taylor is live-blogging Together for the Gospel, which is quite a feat given the extensive content yielded by this outstanding conference.  Yesterday, he summarized Mark Dever’s message on “False Conversion,” which included the following.  It’s well worth pondering as a pastor and a Christian. “In reading through the NT, there are five summary truths [Read More...]

Great Books: Josh Moody’s “No Other Gospel”

Without a doubt, one of the preachers I most look up to and learn from is Josh Moody of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.  Josh is a humble man with an outsize résumé–BA from Cambridge, PhD from Cambridge (in none other than Jonathan Edwards), missionary to Georgia (the country, not the Dawgs) and Azerbaijan, husband [Read More...]

Free T4G Sessions, Liberating Black Theology, and the Sad Story of Jennifer Knapp

In a stunning twist of irony, The Gospel Coalition blog has all of the Together for the Gospel sessions posted online, while the T4G site does not.  And you thought the two did not interface.  It’s great that they do. I don’t know why, but CJ Mahaney’s session is not up.  I thought it was [Read More...]

Michael Horton, Darryl Hart on “Church Parents,” and the Death of Private Practice

If you haven’t read recent texts by Westminster West professor Michael Horton, you should.  He’s a cultural critic of evangelicalism and has much good to say.  Here are some videos to check out. ************** While we’re on the subject of cultural critics of evangelicalism, we visit historian Darryl Hart’s blog for a provocative piece.  I [Read More...]

Band of Bloggers at Together for the Gospel

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 [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, May 9, 2008: The Dark Knight, a Theology of Rap, and More

1. Westminster professor Bill Edgar gave a lecture on the theology of rap music a few years back. My friend Andy Naselli tipped me to the lecture, and I think that you will find it positively engrossing and illuminating. Dr. Edgar, simply put, is one of the neatest theologians out there–he tackles topics that other [Read More...]


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