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Friday, May 15, 2009

Basics




I just returned from Alistair Begg's Basics Conference. I have attended for seven years and have never been disappointed; however, not every year has been as good as this year.

The speakers were; John Lennox, John Piper, and Alistair Begg. And each man challenged us.

I would highly recommend, if you were unable to attend, going out and listening to the available media from the conference.

As I scanned the blogosphere today, I was again reminded how quickly we draw our swords and go at one another within the body of Christ, all the while the glorious news of the Gospel is marginalized by sectarian or worse, fratricidal violence.

We have an enemy, not of flesh and blood, that we are encountering. Let us be about doing warfare with him, using the tools given us by God. Yes, when those who call themselves Christians are causing damage, let us point that out, but let us pick our battles carefully, and ensure that we are not attempting to advance our own hobby horse.

Listen to the message from John Lennox. What is important? Let us grow in maturity to separate the noise from the true problems in evangelicalism.

2 comments:

David said...

Hey there,

You say:

As I scanned the blogosphere today, I was again reminded how quickly we draw our swords and go at one another within the body of Christ,

David: Totally right. We Christians have not caught up with either the freedom or the technology which gives us this freedom. Its freedom without accountability.

Its Neil Postman's "Amusing ourselves to Death" in the blog-world.

Thanks
David

Ray said...

Amen - I have recommended that book to many a fellow pastor.. And, BTW, I am not immune from committing this, I am working on my restraint, but frequently fail...

BTW, I really enjoy your blog...