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!