How do we help church members who prefer anonymity to love and open up to each other?
St. Helen’s Bishopsgate Church in London recently hosted the SEGP 2011 Extended Weekend with Don Carson speaking a lengthy series on Building the Church with the Gospel. The messages are:
Only One Life: Why Consider Full Time Gospel Ministry
Only One Life: Q&A
The Rich Man and Lazarus
The Parable of the Talents
Living & Serving in Light of the End
Preserving the Gospel and Gospel Churches
Leaders Who Build Churches Part 1
Leaders Who Build Churches Part 2
I am really looking forward to this series as soon as my current iPod load clears up, and then I will post more about it.
Christ the Center tackles the false dichotomy that many Christian’s see in the role of a pastor — often choosing between his study of Scripture to teach his flock and his doing of pastoral ministry that focuses on caring for the flock.
The lads at Christ the Center interview John Currie of Westminster Theological Seminary about the task of the preacher. A very lively and helpful discussion.
Sinclair Ferguson takes a good look at about pastors should think about their preaching. Excellent message by Ferguson, who we’d expect nothing less.
Al Mohler provides some great advice to the theologically degenerate.
Mark Dever discusses pastoral training with Phillip Jensen.
The Shepherd’s Conference is one of those conferences that seldom disappoints, if ever. While this years conference didn’t have the “bang” of previous years, it was nonetheless edifying and challenging, with the old standbys in the pulpit: MacArthur, Johnson, Holland and Lawson.
Colin Adams has posted audio from a recent 9 Marks Conference held in Northern Ireland at Colin’s church.
I haven’t listened to the conference yet, but posting this because the audio will only be available for 60 days.
C. J. Mahaney, Jeff Purswell and Bob Kauflin gather for a lengthy discussion reflecting on their many years of ministry together at Covenant Life and Sovereign Grace.
There is one excellent observation I will leave you with: The boys were talking about preparation for worship, and C.J. said, the Holy Spirit is not thwarted by planning or preparation. Some believe the Spirit works spontaneously, but the Holy Spirit is more at work when we are prepared than when we are not.