Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Gospel Coalition: 'They Testify About Me' Conference and Resources

#alttext# The Gospel Coalition is an international network of rock-solid Christ-centred churches and organisations. For those of you who got in touch following a few recent blog posts here about how Jesus can be found throughout the Bible, and not just the Gospels or New Testament, this three day conference, entitled 'They Testify About Me: Preaching Jesus and the Gospel from the Old Testament' will be of interest. With 70 speakers, including Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller, John Piper, Mark Dever, Alistair Begg, our own Keith & Kristyn Getty, Craig Dyer, Darrin Patrick (who I've blogged about before with this hard-hitting video which shook a few of you who emailed me about it), and Russell Moore - it's an astonishing line-up of probably the best Gospel presenters in the world today.

It's just a shame that it's in Chicago! For those of us who can't go, this list of resources (workshops, books, videos, articles and sermons) looks like a brilliant introduction to the subject. Craig Dyer is one of the speakers at this year's Keswick at Portstewart convention in July, so maybe he'll be touching on some of the same themes when he's over here.

There are quite a few UK churches in the Gospel Coalition (directory here), including Ballykeel Presbyterian in Ballymena and Greenwell Street Presbyterian in Newtownards - Graeme and I have played/sung in both (to the best of our limited abilities). Regular readers will know that Greenwell Street is close to the site of the original 1620s Montgomery school in Newtownards where John McLelland was the principal, and occasional lay preacher. Famous people still attend Greenwell St today!

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