Clarus is the SW Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition held in Albuquerque, NM this year in March. Among the plenaries were Don Carson, David Helm and Alistair Begg. The title of the conference was “Assembled Under the Word: Preaching and the Church.
At the recent 9Marks at Southern Conference Mark Dever mentioned a sermon that had a lasting impact on him as a preacher. It was a sermon by pastor David King titled “You Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved.” The message is a strong reminder that the Old Testament speaks of Christ and the Gospel, and if we miss that, our Old Testament sermons will be reduced to Pharisaical moralisms.
This years Expositors Conference was titled “The Preeminence of Christ in Preaching”, and featured Steve Lawson and Al Mohler as speakers. The conference was held in October at Lawson’s church in Mobile, Alabama.
Lawson delivered two 3-part messages: The Preeminence of Christ in Preaching, and The Good Shepherd and His Sheep.
Mohler gave three messages: The God Who Speaks, The God Who Shakes, and the God Who Saves.
John Piper’s 4 session preaching course from Re:Train is available at Desiring God, in video only (as far as I could find) which won’t be a problem unless you have an older iPod. This course was taught at Mars Hill Church in February 2010. Here is the course description:
The aim of this class is to strengthen the student’s confidence in the biblical centrality of preaching in the corporate life of the church, and to increase their ability to preach with biblical faithfulness, gospel-permeated exposition, Christ-exalting clarity, soulconverting power, culture-confronting courage, winsome humility, and love-producing effectiveness.
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 invite Joseph Pipa to discuss the impact William Perkins had on influencing Puritan preaching.
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.