Pastors


The Gospel Coalition will be simulcasted live—including the two concerts.  The video and audio will all appear on this page.

Here is the schedule below. All times are Central time zone.

Tuesday, April 12

2 PM R. Albert Mohler Jr. Studying the Scriptures and Finding Jesus (John 5:31-47)
4 PM Tim Keller Getting Out (Exodus 14)
5:30 PM White Horse Inn Live Recording: The Great Commission and the Great Commandment
7 PM Alistair Begg From a Foreigner to King Jesus (Ruth)
8 PM Tim Keller, John Piper, Crawford Loritts, Don Carson, Bryan Chapell Preaching from the Old Testament
9 PM Hymn Sing Sing Them Again: An Evening of Old and New Hymns

Wednesday, April 13

 

9:30 AM James MacDonald Not According to Our Sins (Psalm 25)
12:30 PM Matt Chandler, Kevin DeYoung, Trevin Wax, Jonathan Leeman Gospel, Mission, and the Church
7 PM Conrad Mbewe The Righteous Branch (Jeremiah 23:1-8)
8 PM Matt Chandler Youth (Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14)
9 PM Keith and Kristyn Getty Concert

Thursday, April 14

 

7:30 AM Don Carson, Tim Keller, Crawford Loritts, Kevin DeYoung, and Stephen Um God: Abounding in Love, Punishing the Guilty
9:30 AM Mike Bullmore God’s Great Heart of Love Toward His Own (Zephaniah)
11 AM D. A. Carson Getting Excited about Melchizedek (Psalm 110)

 

[HT: Justin Taylor]

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Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer in NYC, will be blogging a couple of posts expanding on an introduction he has been slated to write to Martyn Lloyd-Jones re-issue of the classic, Preaching & Preachers.

He writes,

I recently was asked to write a short essay on D.M. Lloyd-Jones’ book of lectures Preaching and Preachers which Zondervan is slated to re-issue in 2012. This afforded me an opportunity to re-read the book and to discover that I had been more helped and shaped by it than I had remembered. Most of what I discovered would not fit in the essay and so I decided to spread a bit more of it out in some blog posts.

The first thing that struck me was how this nearly 70 year old Welsh minister (called “the Doctor” by his followers), lecturing in 1969, could have anticipated and addressed so many of the questions surrounding preaching that we are wrestling with in our own culture today.

Read the whole thing here.

A.W. Tozer has said, “Nothing is new that matters and nothing that matters can be modernized.  The old way is the true way and there is no new way.”

And C.H. Spurgeon has said, “Clean the grand old pictures of the divine masters; hang them up in new frames; fix them on the walls of your people’s memories, and their well-instructed hearts shall bless you.”

I am thankful this year for the men and women of the Christian faith that have went before me.  And a book I just finished that reminded me of this great blessing is by Ian Murray called The Old Evangelicalism: Old Truths for a New AwakeningIt is probably one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.  It’s an instant classic in my view and I’m sure not that many know of Ian Murray.  This man has labored well in keeping those “old” pilgrims of the faith before us.  Below are the Table of Contents from the book.

Table of Contents:

1. Preaching and Awakening: Facing the Main Problem in Evangelism

2. Spurgeon and True Conversion

3. Christ our Righteousness: God’s Way of Salvation

4. The Cross: The Pulpit of God’s Love

5. What Can We Learn from John Wesley?

6. Assurance of Salvation

7. Christian Unity and Church Unity

So if you’re going to cozy up in your home bracing for Hurricane Earl, let me recommend that you check out the latest 9Marks eJournal on the difficult and sobering doctrine of Hell.  It looks at it from a number of different angles (pastorally, theologically, exegetically).  Below are some of the contents that you’d find in the eJournal, Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality.

9Marks eJournal – Sept/Oct

Pastoral Perspectives on Hell

Mark Dever, Pastoral Fearmongering, Manipulation, and Hell

Our culture sneers at fear, as if there really is nothing to fear but fear itself. Yet Jesus told people to fear hell, and pastors today should do the same.

Kevin DeYoung, There’s Something Worse than Death
The doctrine of hell is ballast for our ministries, which will help us sail straight toward our most urgent task: proclaiming the gospel.

Sinclair Ferguson, What Then Shall We Preach on Hell?

Hell is an awful and overwhelming reality. Yet where Scripture speaks, pastors must not be silent. Here’s some practical help for this demanding calling.

Hell in Biblical and Theological Perspective

Greg Gilbert, Why Hell Is Integral to the Gospel

Some think that by minimizing or ignoring hell, they are making God more glorious and more loving. Far from it! The horror of what we have been saved from only intensifies the glory and wonder of our salvation.

Andrew David Naselli, Hellfire and Brimstone: Interpreting the New Testament’s Descriptions of Hell

The New Testament graphically and horrifically describes hell, which raises a thorny question: how should we interpret those dreadful images?

James M. Hamilton Jr., How Does Hell Glorify God?

Hell glorifies God by vindicating his holiness and faithfulness to his word, demonstrating his infinite worth, and magnifying his mercy and love toward the redeemed.

Gavin Ortlund, An Annotated Bibliography on Hell

This article contains brief reviews of seven key books on hell.

Today, of course, is St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s also my wife’s birthday!  I bet most of you didn’t know that.  Of course, this means she gets inundated with everything green.

But, St. Patricks isn’t about green things, shamrocks, lerechauns, and the like.  Bottom line, God used Patrick in his role as a missionary and pastor.  Russel Moore writes on what evangelicals can learn from St. Patrick.  A small sample, he writes…

Any evangelical seeking to kindle a love for missions among the people of God will benefit from this volume’s demonstration that the Great Commission did not lie dormant between the apostle Paul and William Carey. Patrick’s love and zeal for the Irish may also inspire American evangelicals to repent of our hopelessness for the conversion of, say, the radical Islamic world—which is, after all, no more “hopeless” than the Irish barbarians of Patrick’s era.

Reid Monaghan, from Acts29 churches, gives a small biography on St. Patrick, and Mark Driscoll writes on why St. Patrick was one of the greatest missionaries to ever live.

What happens when you take 3 important present day pastor/theologians and put them together in a room?  A powerful conversation.  These three men have been very influential to my studies and have been teachers to me in so many ways (of course, I have never met them).  Watch and listen to the videos below as they discuss about the gospel, the church, pastors, ministry and the life-changing transformation in beholding “the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ”!  Courtesy of The Gospel Coalition

Justin Taylor has a great post on Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the fact that 29 years ago today he went to be with the Lord.  I agree with Justin that he is widely considered to be one of the best preachers of the 20th century.

For biographies, see the following from Iain Murray, his official biographer and former assistant:

And…

You can hear his preaching online for free at Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recording Trust.

See JT’s post for more.

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