There will be a meeting of some of the sharpest minds and most passionate preachers of evangelicalism in Louisville next year. The "Together for the Gospel" conference is coming. It runs from April 26-28 and includes a who's who of mostly reformed types.
> Mark Dever is pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C and founder of 9Marks Ministries.
> Ligon Duncan is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS.
> C.J. Mahaney is founding pastor of the church that Joshua Harris now pastors, Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. C.J. now runs Sovereign Grace Ministries, a church planting movement of reformedish baptistish charismaticish churches.
> Al Mohler is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He also writes the world's longest blog, has a second blog, speaks at like a gozillion places a year, you know the drill.
> John MacArthur is long time pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA and teacher on the Grace to You radio show. He has written too many books to list.
> John Piper is pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, founder of Desiring God Ministries which includes conferences, articles, books, sermons, curriculum, poetry, devotions, and trained lemurs.
> R.C. Sproul is the teacher of Ligonier Ministries which includes all sorts of valuable resources on philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and Columbo.
Please do yourself a favor and watch a video discussion promoting the conference. It's really remarkable because you get to see Al Mohler make jokes (yes, he can be funny) and see C.J. Mahaney laugh. If you have never seen and heard C.J. laugh you are missing out on a lot. (FYI, Joshua Harris has spent way too much time with C.J. because they laugh exactly the same. So if they are in the same room, it's really bizarre to hear.)
Am I going? Dunno. I've wanted to since I first heard about it a couple of months ago. But I've heard these guys enough to feel like I can anticipate what they will say. And if they were reading their response to my previous sentence would be that we always need a refresher on the gospel. Yeah, I know.