Saturday, October 14, 2006

Above All Earthly Powers

Today's post, as you will see, is not exclusively for women but valuable for all believers. Recently, the 2006 Desiring God conference took place: Above All Earthly Powers featured a superb line up of speakers including D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, David Wells, Voddie Baucham, Mark Driscoll and John Piper.

The general theme is how we proclaim Christ in a postmodern world. Some highlights include a talk on 21st century evangelism by Tim Keller, and two panel discussions dealing with this same theme. Among the other talks, Carson (profound), Driscoll (amusing), and Piper (enthused) are well worth a listen. If you don't have time to listen to the talk in full, listen to some of the highlights of each talk, courtesy of Desiring God.

David Wells

"The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World"

> Christ's Supremacy In The New Testament
> Christianity Is Becoming De-Westernized
> Fear In The West Is Not Of Being Unsafe, But Unsuccessful
> Risk In The West Is Not Of Danger, But Distraction
> Contextualisation And Foreign Missions
> Contextualisation And Preaching
> What Christianity Has To Offer

Voddie Baucham

"The Supremacy of Christ and Truth in a Postmodern World"

> Four Questions Everybody Asks
> Question #1: Who Am I?
> Question #2: Why Am I Here?
> Question #3: What Is Wrong With The World?
> Question #4: How Can What's Wrong Be Made Right?
> The Supremacy Of Christ In Education
> Argue For The Bible From The Bible
> The Risk In Racial Diversity
> Racism In Christian Cultures

Tim Keller

"The Supremacy of Christ and the Gospel in a Postmodern World"

> All Theology Has To Be An Exposition Of The Gospel
> If You Think You Understand The Gospel, You Don't
> The Gospel Must Be Urbanized To Reach The Culture
> Contextualisation makes The Gospel Plausible
> We Must Confront Unbelievers With Compassion
> Argue Against A False Worldview Using Its Presuppositions

Mark Driscoll

"The Supremacy of Christ and the Church in a Postmodern World"

> The Bible Is True For Everybody
> Without The Virgin Birth There Is No Jesus
> Christ's Death Saves Us From God
> Jesus Is The Only Way To God
> We Must Stress Both Christ's Humanity And His Divinity
> Everybody Believes In Hell
> Contextualising The Theology We Contend For
> John Calvin's Contextualisation
> Relativism vs. Relevantism

D.A. Carson

"The Supremacy of Christ and Love in a Postmodern World"

> Encouragment To Press On When You Feel Unsuccessful
> The Value Of Preachers Listening To Other Preachers
> How To Contextualise A Church Service
> Christian Unity Shows The World What God Is Like
> We Must Know Truth To Be Holy

John Piper

"The Supremacy of Christ and Joy in a Postmodern World"

> Encouragement For Pastors Of Small Churches
> Missions And Seeker-Sensitive Contextualisation
> The Personal Effect Of Writing What Jesus Demands From The World
> Affection For Emergents
> The Supremacy Of Christ And Joy In A Postmodern World: Short Version
> Why You Should Be Happy That You Are Less Valuable Than God

Speaker Panel

A Conversation with the Pastors

You can also watch video of the speaker interviews here

1 comment:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a fabulous resource.

I have just one question: how will I get my house clean and my laundry done?


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