January 20, 2006

Here are just a few of the many reasons why I am jazzed about the Together for the Gospel Conference. Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Ligon Duncan, John Piper, John MacArthur and R.C. Sproul will all be speaking! That lineup works for me. So let me get this straight. As part of my job I get to come to this conference and hear all these men teach? I can do this. So can you. Why wouldn’t you?

Furthermore, this conference doesn’t simply represent the world class lineup of aforementioned teachers. No, this conference is the fruit of genuine friendships among those teaching. The relational aspect of this conference is both unique and significant. I think all present will experience the fruit of these friendships through the teaching.

Finally and most importantly, I am excited about this conference because the gospel is central to this conference. T4G will make a loud statement to pastors about that which is, in Paul’s inspired words, of first importance: “Â…Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor 2:2)”. At a time when many pastors are convinced they must be creative or innovative, this conference will remind all of us that we simply have to be faithful to that which is most important, the gospel. We want pastors to place their confidence in the gospel and to build their personal lives and local churches with the gospel. Please don’t misinterpret our excitement.  We don’t think this conference is the only necessary conference for pastors, but we are convinced that the gospel is the only necessary message for pastors. And it will be our privilege and joy to serve each pastor at the conference with this glorious message.