Shepherds’ Conference, Day 2

And now, day two of the 2017 Shepherds’ Conference is over. More Christ-exalting worship and preaching and fellowship.  The days are full and the days go quickly.  Of particular encouragement are the discussions at meal times and in the cars and between sessions.  I am grateful for the 4500 men we worship with in each […]

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Shepherds’ Conference, Day 1

Day one of the 2017 Shepherds’ Conference is over. It was a day of sweet and encouraging fellowship with the men in our church body and a number of other men from other places and ministries — some new friends and some old friends, re-acquainted. And there was the music — the Gettys, the TMU […]

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Shepherds’ Conference 2017

The Shepherds’ Conference was just held last week. And this week registration is open for next year’s conference (February 28 – March 3, 2017). Because next year is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenburg, Germany, the Shepherds’ Conference is commemorating that event with […]

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Shepherds’ Conference notes

Last week, along with five other men from our church, I attended the Shepherds’ Conference.  While the conference is designed for pastors, any man would find encouragement in his spiritual life and exhortation for his leadership responsibilities.  And that was certainly true of the conference this year, which was a great time of instruction from […]

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Inerrancy Summit, redux

The Shepherds’ Conference, which was conducted under the banner of the Inerrancy Summit this year, is now over. Because of the pace of most conferences, I like to take some time to go back through my notes after I return to refresh myself with the essential parts of each message.  As I do that, I […]

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Inerrancy Summit, Day Four

The final day of the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference has ended and the conference is finished. Today’s messages were highlighted by the beginning and end — Sinclair Ferguson’s message to begin the day and John MacArthur’s to end the day.  More reflections on the week will come early next week, but for now here are the […]

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Inerrancy Summit, Day Three

The third day of the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference just ended. Many highlights today, including Fernando Ortega leading music again this morning. I particularly appreciated the message by Steve Lawson this morning, “The Invincible Power of the Word of God,” speaking on seven symbols of the Word of God: a sword that pierces a mirror that […]

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Inerrancy Summit, Day Two

The second day of the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference just ended. Many highlights today, including Fernando Ortega leading music this morning, and excellent messages particularly from Steve Lawson, Ian Hamilton, and Mark Dever (who preached on Psalm 119, and read the entire Psalm as part of his message). The single, best sentence that was beneficial for […]

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Inerrancy Summit, Day One

Yesterday was the first day of the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference, which this year is also being called The Inerrancy Summit. The structure of the week is much different than other Shepherds’ Conferences:  the conference is four days rather than three, there are only two breakout sessions and 18 general sessions (generally there are six and […]

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2014 Shepherds’ Conference messages

The Shepherds’ Conference at Grace Community Church is always a highlight for me.  The days are always busy and full, but the spiritual encouragement and biblical fellowship are always refreshing. I always take notes on my laptop and while they are not anywhere approaching full manuscripts and frequently are not direct quotations of the speakers, […]

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2015 Shepherds’ Conference

This year’s Shepherds’ Conference has just ended (some audio is already available here). And now the information for next year’s conference has already been released.  And next year, the conference will be extended from three days to four (March 3-6) and will include many more plenary speakers.  And next year (for the first time in […]

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Shepherds’ Conference audio

All the audio for last week’s Shepherds’ Conference at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA has been posted. Because of a funeral I had to do for a family member, I was only able to attend portions of the conference, but from the messages I heard, the ones by Tom Pennington on prayer and […]

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