This years TGC National Conference “Coming Home” is now available online. The usual suspects gathered in Orlando in April to talk about Heaven. Don Carson, Tim Keller, John Piper, Phil Ryken, Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever, Voddie Baucham, and a new face, a pastor from Brazil, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes, gave the plenary addresses.
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The conference titled Coming Home: New Heaven and New Earth sought to stir longing for our ultimate home in heaven as we explored the sweep of redemption from creation to consummation, from Genesis to Revelation. Through times of worship, prayer, fellowship and instruction, we sought to reaffirm the Bible’s teaching on eschatology and declare in word and song with joyful hope that Jesus is returning soon. Along with the nine main plenary sessions we had more than 50 workshops and focus gatherings led by speakers addressing topics including evangelism, homosexuality, student ministry, sexual abuse, faith and work, and more.
Don’t miss Al Mohler’s workshop address “Aftermath”, or G. K. Beale & Ligon Duncan’s workshop “The Gospel and Eschatology.”
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.
Al Mohler invites Greg Beale to discuss the issue of biblical inerrancy. They discuss the current challenges being raised against inerrancy, and consider how the practical neglect of the Bible’s clear teaching undermines inerrancy.
The subject of Biblical Inerrancy was a hard won battle of Evangelicals in the 20th century. But we are now loosing it again, not because the issues have not been accurately addressed, but because we have little regard for church history. In other words, we have to fight for inerrancy again because of our ignorance.
G. K. Beale and Carl Trueman discuss this very important subject in light of the postmodern challenges to inerrancy. This discussion is based on Beale’s recently released book ‘The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism.‘
This podcast has seen more than the usual amount of downloads.
Fascinating seminar by Dr. G. K. Beale on the book of Revelation, and it’s much more than that. Dr. Beale takes a considerable amount of time to interpret elements that set up some major steps in Revelation, such as the temple, mankind as image bearers of God, and the mantle of Adam as figured by Noah, Abraham and the patriarchs. He also shows how the Jewish Temple is a picture of Eden, and a prefiguration of Christ and the Holy Spirit in believers.
This seminar was hosted by Desert Springs Church in Albuquerque.