The Convergent Conference

I attended the first day of the Convergent Conference here at Southeastern. It's designed to understand what's going on the emerging church, both good and bad.

The best talk of the day was definitely Mark Driscoll. It was very helpful to hear him explain the sharp distinctions in theology between himself and guys like Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, and Doug Paget. If I had to summarize what he said: Driscoll believes the gospel; these other guys believe another gospel which is not the gospel (Gal 1:6-7).

The money quote belonged to Ed Stetzer: "Never preach a sermon that would not be true if Jesus has not died!" Those are words that every preacher and teacher should consider before standing before their people.

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