Today’s very quick thoughts:
1. One of the hardest things about T4G is the fact that many friends from the past are around. We’re talking the type who you never see. This makes it really hard to know what to do in organizing one’s schedule. Do you listen to the speaker who’s got great things to say or catch up with a long-lost friend for mutual edification? Tough call.
2. John Piper gave a typically stirring talk on the biblical imperative of Christian sacrifice for the sake of God’s glory. I found most moving, perhaps, his comments afterwards on how fathers must sacrifice their interests for the betterment of their families. I recommend you find the panel discussion (when it’s available) following Piper’s talk and listen to the whole thing.
4. To all friends of the past seen at the conference: it was a treasure to be with you. To all friends made at the conference: it was a joy to meet you. To all who hunger for a much fuller fellowship, a fellowship that will include not simply the reformed and conservative but the international, trans-denominational, trans-labels body of Christ united by faith in His death and resurrection: it will be simply unspeakable to taste in full what this conference gave us in a very small part.
See you in 2010.