February 7, 2008

Back from Minneapolis


It was a quick trip, just two nights away, but a good visit to the Minneapolis Convention Center for the 2008 Desiring God Pastors' Conference. Once again, the privilege was mine to represent The Banner of Truth and place good, solid Christian literature before so many. It was a different mix of attendees this year, given the Father/Son theme, but great to see pastors there with their sons, and/or their dads. For some, it was a time to reaffirm and give thanks for that special relationship. For others, it was difficult and painful to see what a good father/son relationship could have been like, but wasn't, at least for them. As has been consistently true when I travel, I heard yet more accounts and testimonies of how God has used The Banner, specifically the words of Owen and Baxter and Bunyon and Rutherford and .....
This begins a busy Spring season with March trips to California (Shepherds' Conference) and Florida (Ligonier Conference), April trips to Louisville (Together for the Gospel) and Philadelphia (Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology), and May's conferences in Pennsylvania including the Banner of Truth 2008 Annual Ministers' Conference. Perhaps we'll get to see one another in the near future?