Taking God At His Word with Kevin DeYoung

Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and MeIn his book launch event Kevin DeYoung said that the most pressing need for evangelical Christians is to regain a conviction about the sufficiency of Scripture.  And I couldn’t agree more.  Kevin has recently released a book that many evangelicals are giving enthusiastic support to.  It’s called “Taking God at His Word.”   Westminster Theological Seminary was involved with a book launch event where G.K. Beale, David Powlison and Carl Trueman spoke and conversed with Kevin about his book.  The audio and video is available.

This is one of the most important books to be published for our generation which has an unhealthy fixation on “hearing the voice of God” from people who have trips to heaven or imagine God is writing them personal letters — all at the expense of where God is clearly and powerfully speaking: through the living and active Word of God.  If you listen to only one address, listen to Kevin’s opening address. I encourage you to buy this book that is relatively short, easy to read, and powerful.

Kevin delivered an 11-part sermon series on the doctrine of Scripture at his church, which formed the basis for this book.

DeYoung’s 1st Address

It can be found at the link below, as this particular video is, for some reason, unable to be linked.

Find Deyoung’s First Address here >>>

Conversation #1

Conversation #2

DeYoung’s 2nd Address

Book Launch Event >>>

Doctrine of Scripture in 11 sermons >>>

2014 Desiring God Pastor’s Conference

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. >>>

Understanding Complementarianism With Yarborough & Carson

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.

The TGC site links are not working as of October 2014.  Perhaps they will be corrected at some point.

Understanding Complementarianism >>>

A secondary site to find the audio links is at the Caffeinated Thoughts blog >>>

The Expositors Summit 2013

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:

The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis

The audio for Desiring God’s 2013 National Conference is online. This years conference focused on the life, work and world of C. S. Lewis, and the list of speakers include N. D Wilson, his father Doug Wilson, Phil Ryken, Randy Alcorn and more. Looking forward to going hearing these messages.

The Romantic Rationalist >>>

The Westminster Conference

I was recently directed to the Westminster Conference by a reader. This is the same Westminster Conference that Martyn Lloyd-Jones and J. I. Packer began in 1951.  Speaking about those who formed this conference the site has this to say:

They were not uncritical followers of the Puritans but saw them as outstanding Christian teachers whose challenges could not be ignored. The Puritans helped to establish an important tradition of Biblical thinking and pastoral theology which was often recovered in later times of revival. For these reasons, fairly early on, the interest was broadened beyond the Puritans and the Conference was advertised as being for “theological and historical study with especial reference to the Puritans.”

I will certainly be sampling message from this site as I have time.

Westminster Conference Audio >>>