The Shepherd’s Conference has finished with a bang by MacArthur. This years conference has been titled The Inerrancy Summit, and it has assembled a stellar gathering of speakers: Alistair Begg, R. C. Sproul, Steve Nichols, Ligon Duncan, Carl Trueman, Mark Dever, Steve Lawson, Greg Beale, Derek Thomas, Al Mohler, Sinclair Ferguson, Iain Murray, Kevin DeYoung, and no I didn’t make this up.
Most of the sessions are on Vimeo, and more audio and video options will be coming later, I presume.
In 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.
Are tatoos a sin? How should we understand and exercise our Christian freedoms since we are no longer “under law”? Does anything go since we live in the grace of Christ? Mark Dever, Mike McKinley and Andy Johnson interview Carl Trueman about this contested issue of Christian freedom.
Christ the Center inteviews Carl Trueman about the importance of creeds and confessions, which is the subject of his latest book The Creedal Imperative. This is an immensely helpful book and a real treat to read.
Christ the Center invited Carl Trueman to discuss his latest book called ‘Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread.’ The book is his latest collection of Trueman’s excellent essays. Trueman talks about Christian celebritism, authenticity, freedom and authority in the church. I highly recommend Carl’s book which is a pleasure to read.
Since the subject of the Trinity has become an unfortunate sandstorm of late, perhaps we would be wise to invite some theological pachyderms into our watering hole to weight in with their vast biblical wisdom. Carl Trueman lays out a historical context for how the Trinity has been understood throughout church history, and the battles with doctrinal error that have been fought to defend those doctrines. Along the way he visits Nicea, Athanasius, Augustine, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, Van Til and others. With a better historical context perhaps we won’t be so quick to blunt the doctrine of the Trinity with the over-worn brick of unity.
Christ the Center invites Carl Trueman to discuss Martin Luther, media, and it’s contemporary correlations for today. From the Reformed Forum:
Luther’s is an interesting study in the effects of media on the church. Trueman discusses Luther’s context and draws parallels to the contemporary church. All the way from the printing press to Twitter, join us for a fascinating discussion on a timely subject.
Carl Trueman spoke at the 2007 Reformation Heritage Conference at Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, Georgia.
I must say I learned some big things about Luther, particularly regarding his view on transubstantiation in the Lord’s Supper. Trueman does a good job of putting it into context and then explaining how Luther was able to embrace this error.
If you have any interest in Luther or the circumstances surrounding the Reformation you will want to give these your attention.
What is the Twin Lakes Fellowship? From the website…
The Twin Lakes Fellowship is a ministerial fraternal devoted to the encouragement of Gospel ministry and ministers, and to the promotion of healthy biblical church planting. The Twin Lakes Fellowship is a ministry of the Session of the historic First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS (in conjunction with several other PCA sessions and ministers in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina). This fellowship is designed to pursue a twofold purpose: (1) to encourage ministers and churches to promote the work of church planting through their local congregations and (2) to encourage ministers in their personal growth in grace, so as to maximize their effectiveness in promoting the work of the Gospel.
Ligon Duncan kicked off the conference with a very strong, clarifying call for faithful expositional preaching.
David Meredith, who is a pleasure to listen to, took on the subject of evangelism, and gave his impressions of the Evangelism Explosion material. Don`t miss this one.
Doug Kelly, Carl Trueman, Sean Lucas, Derek Thomas and Terry Johnson all gave messages worth a listen.