Pastors, Manhood & Ministry

The Desiring God 2012 Pastor’s Conference is entitled “God, Manhood & Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ.”

This year’s speakers are:
Doug Wilson
Darrin Patrick
Crawford Loritts
Ramez Atallah
John Piper

The conference, which takes place from January 30 – February 1, is on a topic that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently, so I’m very excited to hear some of these men’s thoughts. I’m secretly hoping Doug Wilson will get drug into a justification/covenant debate in the Q&A, that Piper’s bio on J.C. Ryle will be excellent, and that there will be some sort of “fire sale” in the bookstore just when I walk in (preferably on the NIGTC commentary series!).

Here’s a clip where Piper invites pastors – and elders! – to the conference: Continue reading

Calling All Men

Two short-ish videos on the need for men to stand up in today’s

A promo for Patrick’s book, he points out the need for men to stand up and lead in the local church.

Dr. Ryken, former minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church and president of Wheaton College, notes the missing men in the higher education scene and the need for men to develop the life of the mind.

Despite very different topics, both videos mention one potential cause for the lack of gifted men today: video games. Beware losing yourself to virtual reality, only to truly lose at the game of life in real reality.