Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Looking forward to the 2011 Ligonier conference

My blue-eyed beauty gave me two "big" gifts this year that she was extremely excited about.  The first was a Kindle from amazon which I take everywhere and have enjoyed very much.  The second was an advance ticket to this years Ligonier conference.  I have never been but I have desired to.  In fact, the only conferences I have been to were Promise Keepers conferences, which were edifying and exciting but shallow theologically.

I don't know of anyone else who is going to the conference this year.  I hope that there is someone here locally that would be willing to have me along.  I'm not all that excited about going by myself.  Last year there were three men that invited me personally to join them.  (I wonder if they are planning on going this year?)  This year I haven't heard a word about it.  Nonetheless, I look forward to attending, even if I have to go alone.

What's weird is that this conference comes during such a transition in my convictions.  If I had gotten tickets to the same conference at this time last year I would have had stars in my eyes.  Now, that is not quite the case.  At this point in my spiritual pilgrimage I would much rather be witness to spiritual growth among believers in my own neighborhood than to go to a conference.  Don't get me wrong, I am still looking forward to hearing Piper, Sproul, and Ferguson speak at the conference.  What has changed?  I'm not exactly sure.  I just know that I feel different.  I now see them as gifted men and not like pastoral superstars.  I'm sure they would be glad to hear that.

So, I'm going to Ligonier's 2011 national conference.  Out of the three or four of you who read my blog, do any plan to attend?  Maybe we can meet up!


  1. Interested to see what you think. Eric and I have been to Together for the Gospel and had mixed reactions.

  2. I didn't know you met up with Eric there. T4G is the one that gives away stacks of books, right? Eric gave me many of his doubles when he returned. The Trellis and the Vine is the one I enjoyed the most.

  3. I had originally wanted to get you a ticket to the T4G conference, however I quickly learned they are held every 2 years and this is an off year. Also is no one else volunteers to go with you I will selflessly go with you (if we can find someone to watch the munchkins) and I'll keep you company :) I mean that IS the duty of a good wife right?


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