new creation

Don't Stop Believing

Now that my grades are in, I can give a recap of last month’s Gospel Coalition conference, “Coming Home: New Heaven and New Earth.” Click here to listen to my session, “Teaching Your People to Become Worldly Saints.”

TGC is an inspiring time of preaching, singing, and making and renewing gospel friendships. The plenary sessions were what you’d expect. John Piper was passionate, Don Carson was erudite, and Tim Keller was very cool. Keller spoke to 6,000 people as if he was speaking casually to each of us individually. I’m not sure how to describe what he’s got, but I want it. I hope the national media will increasingly turn to him when they want an evangelical spokesperson. He will make us proud.

A curious aspect of the conference is how few of the plenary speakers addressed the theme. Some seemed to go out of their way to downplay…

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