Thursday, June 28, 2007

2007 Founders Conference

"God's Truth Abideth Still: Confronting Postmodernism," is the theme of this year's Founders Conference meeting at Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma. We have heard some wonderful preaching as well as two excellent presentations on the theme by David Wells. Tonight he spoke on "Preaching the Cross in the Modern World." It is far and away the best theological assessment of evangelism that I have heard in more than 10 years. It is certainly the best exegesis of modern western culture in light of the biblical message of the cross that I have ever heard. You can read a very thorough report of his message from Timmy Brister. Frank Turk also has given a helpful outline of the talk.

This is a message that you should listen to with some friends who are genuinely concerned about biblical evangelism. You will want to hear it and hear it again and digest it together with others who want to be authentic and intentional in making the crucified Savior known to people who do not believe they have any need of Him.

One of the most important elements of a conference like is something that cannot be scripted, and that is, the spirit of it. By God's grace through the years the Founders Conference has been marked by a wonderful spirit of fellowship and encouragement. This year is no exception.

If God brings it to mind, please pray that the final sessions on Thursday and Friday will know the blessing of God on them as we have experienced it over the first two days. As an encouragement to pray, read Joe Thorn's insightful comments on what the proliferation of solid conferences in the last several years might be suggesting.

5 comments:

Tony Kummer said...

The live blog from Timmy and Frank has been very helpful. I wish more and more that I would have attended.

Do you guys ever have plans to do one closer to Louisville?

Seth F said...

Thanks for sharing about the sermon. It must be excellent considering the amount of sermons you've heard in the past 10 years. I'll have to check it out!

Seth
http://www.whatum.com
Theological Satire

gavin said...

Is there a link to the audio?

Tom said...

Gavin:

There is not a link to the audio. Sound Word Associates is recording the conference and have CDs available.

dogpreacher said...

The conference was wonderful. As Tom said, it was not only the fantastic messages by ALL the speakers, but I believe the spirit of the conference was God-honoring.

Grateful for Grace,
The D.O.G.preacher