08 May 2006

resurgence

resurgence

Since I have a number of friends and acquaintances who've flown off to Seattle to attend the conference, perhaps I should mention that Reform & Resurge begins tomorrow. The conference is sponsored by Mark Driscoll's Mars Hill Church and its purpose takes off from the following observation:
As another generation comes of age, the Gospel of Jesus Christ must resurge to meet the needs of people and their continually changing cultures. The time has come for the church to move forward into the time and place for which God purposed us, and to meet our day with unchanging, vibrant, unabashed Truth.
The website of the conference contains more information, most of which is well worth perusing. Among the speakers are Tim Keller of Redeemer PCA in New York City and Anthony Bradley of Covenant Seminary.

We should pray for the conference - its speakers and attendees - as they think through how to reach our contemporary culture with the renewing power of the Gospel.

Almighty and everliving God,
source of all wisdom and understanding,
be present with those who take counsel
for the renewal and mission of your Church.
Teach us in all things
to seek first your honor and glory.
Guide us to perceive what is right,
and grant us both the courage to pursue it
and the grace to accomplish it;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.