Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Horton, and Paul Tripp join Jaren Wilson, Sam Crabtree and John Piper to give the keynote addresses for this years Desiring God Pastor’s Conference titled “The Pastor, the Vine and the Branches: The Remarkable Reality of Union With Christ.”
Get the audio here:
2014 DG Pastor’s Conf. >>>
How should church leaders deal with tough cases such as divorce, illegal immigration, and in vitro fertilization?
Mark Dever and Russell Moore discuss how these issues and more with John Onwuchekwa and Derrick Morgan.
How to Handle Ethical Hard Cases >>>
John Piper speaking at the 2013 Passion Conference.
Michael Reeves tackles the subject of music and theology, and his thesis is that music is not theologically neutral, but expresses the composer’s worldview.
A word of warning from the website:
NOTE: The quality of the audio in these recordings is not really up to scratch, but since the content is so good we thought it worthwhile to publish them. You’ll find you barely notice the sound quality after 5 minutes (but if you’re finding the audio quality frustrating, give the discussion a miss as that’s where it’s worst!).
Theology in Music >>>
Don Carson and Bob Yarborough were the guest speakers at the 2012 EFCA Theology Conference, and they tackled the very incendiary subject of gender.
Matt Smethurst writes on The Gospel Coalition website:
Our Lord and his inspired apostles were culturally situated, yes, but they weren’t culturally bound. Many assume that cultural rootedness automatically amounts to cultural relativity; the two, however, are simply not the same.
Followers of King Jesus must remain finally tethered “not to a political conviction or to social habit or to hermeneutical whimsy, but to divine mandate.” And for those who embrace the King’s word as their supreme authority, the divine mandate is clear. In these talks, Carson and Yarbrough have offered careful reflection on a contentious and critical issue.
Understanding Complementarianism >>>
“Words to Live By” was the title of this years annual Ocean City Bible Conference, a conference which Thabiti Anyabwile has said is “One of the best-kept family conference secrets in the country. New Jersey boardwalk, a dry city, carnivals, families and fellowship, and a great week of preaching and teaching… Load up the kids and go if you can.”
Among the speakers this year are Al Mohler, Rick Holland and R. W. Glenn.
Ocean City Bible Conference 2013 >>>
Christian Audio has made the “Hear the Word” ESV Audio Bible available as a free download for the month of January. All you have to do is provide them with an email address and subscribe to their newsletter.
ESV Audio Bible, Free in January 2014 Only >>>
This week my first film under the Glorious Films banner has hit store shelves. It’s been two years in the making, a labor of love carefully adapting the nativity story into an animated musical. I wrote and directed the film.
Our official trailer:
Our extended trailer:
The film is available at LIfeWay, Family Christian, and other Christian bookstores and online retailers, including Amazon.
Buy The Promise at Amazon.com >>>
Buy The Promise at Amazon.ca>>>
What are the roots of Pentecostalism? How did it rise? How did it become what it is today? These are timely questions given the recent Strange Fire Conference. In the face of the dust storm that has followed I would like to suggest listening to Pastor Tom Nelson’s concluding message on church history that answers these questions and provides a clarifying light on the rise and development of Pentecostalism and Neo-Pentecostalism, also known as the Charismatic movement.
Did you know Pentecostalism owes it’s theological heritage to a major error in John Wesley’s Methodism? Did you know that Pentecostalism is uniquely a “Made in America” product? Did you know that the beginnings of Pentecostalism can be pinpointed to particular individuals at a particular location on January 1, 1901?
If you lean toward Pentecostal or Charismatic beliefs this is your heritage, and I’ll warn you, it’s not pretty. Nelson views the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement as being as destructive to Christianity as 19th century Liberalism.
By the way, Nelson gave this message in the Spring of 1999.
The Rise of Pentecostalism >>>
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently featured Alistair Begg, H. B. Charles and Al Mohler at the annual Expositors Summit.
From the website:
Preaching plays a vital role in a church’s health. For this reason, this year’s Expositors Summit aims to contribute to the health of local churches by restoring the primacy of expository preaching in the pulpit. Preachers, pastors, students and all who love the Scriptures are invited to hear keynote speakers R. Albert Mohler Jr., H.B. Charles Jr. and Alistair Begg at this Word-driven event.
“Preaching is the essential instrumentality through which God shapes his people.”
– R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Session 1 Al Mohler >>>
Session 2 H. B. Charles Jr. >>>
Session 3 Alistair Begg >>>
Session 4 H. B. Charles Jr. >>>
Session 5 Alistair Begg >>>
Session 6 Al Mohler >>>
Chapel Session Alistair Begg “One Thing” >>>
Chapel Session H. B. Charles Jr. “A Safe Place in God” >>>
Here are two promotional videos for the conference: