Thursday, June 26, 2008

FC 08 Update

The Lord has been incredibly gracious to us throughout the conference. Only two sessions remain. Tonight, Andy Davis will speak on the importance of Scripture memory. His discipline in this as well as his instruction on it are challenging and encouraging. Tomorrow morning, Phil Newton closes the meeting with a message on bringing reformation to a church. Phil has the unusual experience of having planted a church and then leading it through a significant reorientation in polity and doctrinal vision. It will be great to hear from both of these pastors who are capable, faithful expositors of Scripture.

The conference has been live-streamed and each session will be available via archive after this week. So far, over 2200 people have logged in to watch some or all of the sessions.

EDIT: Audio recordings of each message are being made available here. The first 5 messages are already up.

Each message has been substantive, helpful and warmly received. Ed Stetzer's talks on the theme were particularly challenging. But, don't take my word for it (or anyone else's for that matter), listen to them for yourself. It will be well worth your time.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

FC 08

The 2008 Founders Conference begins today. Stetzer, Baucham, Nettles, Whitney, et al will speak under the theme, "Lengthening the Cords and Strengthening the Stakes." Our host church, Bethel Baptist in Owasso, Oklahoma, will provide a live stream of the sessions, which begin today at 3:30 PM Central Time. Click here for the link that will take you there.

Tim Brister is liveblogging the conference, so you can check out his report here.

Tue 24 3:30 PM--Ted Christman, Exposition of Psalm 1
Tue 24 6:30 PM--Andy Davis, Dangers in Reforming a Church

Wed 25 9:00 AM--Tom Nettles, Biographical Sketch of Daniel Marshall
Wed 25 10:30 AM--Voddie Baucham, Building a Solid Doctrinal Foundation
Wed 25 6:30 PM--Ed Stetzer, Keynote Address

Thu 26 9:00 AM--Don Whitney, Reforming Through Discipline
Thu 26 10:30 AM--Ed Stetzer, Keynote Address
Thu 26 1:30 PM--Tom Nettles, Leadership Dialogue
Thu 26 6:30 PM--Andy Davis, Importance of Filling Your Life with Scripture

Fri 27 9:00 AM--Phil Newton, From Planting to Reforming