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.”
Ligonier has just posted the audio and video from it’s national conference, free to view by streaming, but there is a cost to purchase for download. This year’s conference subject is The Christian Mind, and the is helmed by an august group of speakers: Al Mohler, Michael Horton, Steve Lawson, Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Godfrey, R C Sproul Senior and Junior, plus too many more to list.
Audio is now online from the 2012 Faculty Conference of Westminster Seminary California. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Dennis Johnson and others spoke about the Bible should be understood as a unity in light of it’s differences, and how that affects our understanding of Scripture.
The Messages are:
The Unfolding History by Robert Godfrey
Seeing the Unfolding Unity by Dennis E. Johnson
Why the Old Testament is So Different by Joshua Van Ee
Following the New Testament Model by S. M. Baugh
Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures by Julius Kim
Theological Implications of the Unfolding Mystery by Michael Horton
The White Horse Inn, hosted by Michael Horton, discusses the issue of the sufficiency of Scriptures. This is an incredibly important subject as we see Scripture’s sufficiency not only questioned, but unwittingly undermined by well-meaning Christians and Christian leaders in what they turn to for help in the Christian life. Michael and his colleagues make some very powerful points that we should all consider.
Michael Horton delivered 3 messages at the Spring Theology Conference of the Reformation Society of Oregon at Estacada Christian Church. These messages are related to his forthcoming book: The Gospel-Driven Life.
Gospel-Driven is the positive sided companion book to his previous book Christless Christianity. Horton’s thesis is that the contemporary evangelical church has moved the Gospel from the headlines to the back page of the paper. This hasn’t been an intentional move by the church, but it has happened as we’ve focused on minor issues.
There are two points I found very interesting. First, Horton helpfully illustrates the contemporary Gospel message as every Christian being the main actor of a movie with Jesus as the supporting character. This is false Christianity. True Christianity sees the believer as the supporting character and Jesus is the main character.
Second, Horton quotes statistics which reveal the younger generation not being impressed with visuals and entertainment in the church. They are bombarded with that all week and when they get to church they’re ready for theology. And trends now show that once a flock of believers get a taste of strong expository preaching then nothing on the light side satisfies.
Horton’s goal for this series is to answer the question raised in Christless Christianity–“What do we do now?”
The messages are:
The Front Page God
The Promise-Driven Life
Feasting in a Fast Food World
Q & A
Michael Horton raises an alarm about the condition of our churches and the youth who are following us, as he discusses his book Christless Christianity on Christ the Center. Horton clearly explains the gospel understanding and basic theological position of the average evangelical American who attends church. Quite frankly it’s frightening.