Monday, April 11, 2011

The Gospel Coalition 2011

Beth and I are attending The Gospel Coalition conference this week in Chicago, IL. I said yesterday in church that I would link to The Gospel Coalition website so that you could learn more about this movement.

There are so many resources available on the site, it might be a bit overwhelming. First, if you'd like to know what The Gospel Coalition (hereafter "TGC") is and what it stands for, go here. Watch the brief video by Mark Dever (pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Wash. D.C.) and read the Preamble below the video. Notice also the two other tabs beside the "Preamble" tab. Click on the "Confessional Statement" for the doctrinal foundation. Click on "Theological Vision for Ministry" for the philosophy of ministry that drives and guides TGC.

If you'd like to watch any of the main sessions of this year's conference live, look here. If you'd like to listen to past conferences, you can look here for the 2007 conference and here for the 2009 conference.

If you are interested in checking out other resources the site holds, click on the "Resources" tab on the main page and you'll quickly realize there is more available than you could ever want. One click on the "Sermons" link on the left side of the "Resources" tab and you'll see that they now (as of the time I'm writing this) have almost 45,000 sermons! Now, you will probably not listen to 45,000 sermons in your entire lifetime, but you might be memorizing and meditating on a portion of Scripture and want to hear a few sermons on it during your morning commute. You  can go here, click on your passage, and likely have access to several sermons on your passage. How about some book reviews? Here you go. Looking for a few good blogs? From the main page, put your cursor on the "Blogs" tab at the top and a drop down list of 9 blogs appears.

That's (probably more than) enough for now. Please join us in praying that God would use this conference in a powerful way. May HIS GOSPEL "spread rapidly and be glorified" in the US and around the globe because of what happens this week in Chicago.

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