An Important Question

July 29, 2006

What do ecclesiology and missiology have to do with each other?  Does the same gospel always sound the same when presented?  How much can the method be changed without changing the message?  Pastors are always having such conversations.  Recently reading and talking with Mark Driscoll, Ed Stetzer, David Wells, Tim Keller and others have continued to remind me to think as a missionary in my culture. 

One very interesting conference on all this I simply want to draw to everyone’s attention is the Desiring God conference this fall. I presume most people reading this blog would already know of this conference, but in case you don’t, find out more about  Above All Earthly Powers: The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World.   (Go to

This is the Desiring God 2006 National Conference September 29-October 1, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.  Speakers are scheduled to be John Piper, David Wells, D.A. Carson, Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller, and Voddie Baucham, and the program will include two panel discussions on practical expressions of Christian living in a postmodern world.  I am elsewhere then, but will look forward to listening to the presentations.  And there are some interesting video clips up on the website.