After I get off work tonight, my dear brother timothy brindle is going to meet me at my job and we're going to head straight to the Philly airport and board a plane headed to Orlando, FL. We'll be attending the Contending for the Truth conference. The speakers include R.C. Sproul, John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, Al Mohler and John Piper. Each of these men have been greatly used by God in my life (and countless others) to help shape my understanding of God, the Scriptures, the gospel and a Christian worldview. I can't wait to be poured into by brothers whom I consider some of my heroes of the faith. It's crazy to consider this, but these are the Spurgeons, Whitfields and Edwards' of our day- men whose impact from preaching, teaching and writings will be felt long after the curtain closes on our generation. It's a privilege to be able to sit under their teaching for the next few days.
I'm also excited because I know that there's going to be a contingent from the Christian Hip-hop community present as well, and I'm looking forward to fellowshipping with them in that setting. In some ways, it will be a cultural adjustment because the demographics, music style and conservative, subdued atmosphere are not necessarily what many of us are used to on a regular basis. However, those things will become non-factors for me in light of the big realities that unite us: love for Jesus Christ, passion for His truth and the joy of lifting up praises to His name in the midst of the assembly of His redeemed saints. May our Lord use this conference to equip and encourage us to stand up for the objective truth of Biblical Christianity in a world (and church) that is increasingly characterized by postmodernism and relativism.
grace and peace,