Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference. It was a week to remember and there is much I could write about but I thought I would just leave thirteen of the best one (or two)-liners that either challenged me or I thought were just generally impactful or worth reflecting on.
- “If you haven’t read a gospel as an adult you are not informed enough to accept or reject Christianity.” (“Skeptics Welcome” Panel discussion)
- “Don’t start evangelizing a Muslim until you’ve got a spare room ready for them to move into.” (“Skeptics Welcome” Panel discussion)
- “Do not be too familiar with Jesus.” (Kevin DeYoung, paraphrase)
- “Don’t let general themes override exegesis.” (DeYoung)
- “Imagine if we spent more time teaching and cultivating Christian kindness instead of glorifying and spreading worldly sarcasm.” (Jen Wilkin, paraphrase)
- “The Gospel is irreducibly doctrinal.” (Ligon Duncan)
- “When doctrine goes wrong it is either bad doctrine or bad use of good doctrine.” (Duncan)
- “Love opens the heart to receive truth.” (Duncan)
- “Following Jesus means being willing to give up everything for Him.” (Jon Piper)
- “Nothing the world offers will last. Nothing!” (H.B. Charles)
- “What we find as rational is imbedded in a framework of faith.” (Augustinian Apologetics: Mark Allen/Joshua Chatraw)
- “We are driven most deeply by what we love.” (Augustinian Apologetics)
- “Unfortunately most of our theological thoughts lie under secular understandings.” (Disruptive Witness: Cosper and Nobel)
I still have a lot of time to spend going back through all of my sermon and lecture notes, but I am thankful to have been under so much unashamed Christ centered preaching and teaching.