Saturday, April 14, 2012

T4G Recap

This week I had the privilege of attending the Together for the Gospel Conference for the second time. It did not disappoint, and what made it extra special was that my son Luke accompanied me. We had a good time and some spiritually rich father/son discussions.  When I’m at T4G and The Gospel Coalition (a similar conference) I have mixed feelings. I’m thrilled and challenged by the Bible exposition and the seriousness with which attendees approach Scripture and worship and study. Interestingly, in the informal assessment of attendees (done by Mark Dever at the opening session) it would appear that 80% of those gathered were in the 20s-30s age bracket – aka, the Young, Restless, and Reformed. I find myself asking, “Where is this group among my tribe?” (Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ). Where are the young people (or older folks, for that matter) who really want to get closer to the Lord, study/know His word, and learn from those in church history who have walked the path before us? I wrote about this after returning from the last T4G. I still feel the same way.

The book giveaways were great (listed here), and the offerings in the bookstore were tremendous. Noticeably absent were the latest pragmatic church growth books and lightweight Christian self-help titles. 
The messages were good, but I think David Platt’s message was one of the best messages on missions I have ever heard.  

1 comment:

yankeerev said...

Soren...

I also attended T4G with my son. He is 18 years old and will be going into the Marines this summer. It was great to hear how God was teaching him through the messages, and all who went with me were in heavy contemplation after David Platt's message.
My son, being a potential Marine, was especially thankful for the emphasis on God's Sovereignty and the call to Die for the cause of Christ.

Glad you had a great time. It was good.

Rod