The blogging has been light because I have been in Minneapolis for the Desiring God conference, which has been wonderful. The other speakers were John Piper, Phil Ryken, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Randy Alcorn, all of them speaking on some aspect of C.S. Lewis’s contribution to our understanding of the faith. The talks have been superb.
Nate was here also and gave one of the early conference talks on Lewis and scientism, which was really good. You can find the audio of all the different talks here. I know they streamed the video live, but don’t know if and and when that will be available on their web site. In just a few minutes I will be heading over for the worship service/last conference talk. John Piper will be preaching this morning.
Whenever I am on the road on the Lord’s Day, my thoughts of course turn to our congregation back home, praying that God would bless them wonderfully through His Word. This morning Ben Merkle will be preaching.
I also find myself, like a turtle out of his shell, wanting to encourage the saints everywhere to love the shells God has given them. When you are with the same people week after week, it is sometimes easy to forget that in worship we are ascending into the heavenly places together with them. This is such a tremendous privilege — we ought not to take it for granted, thinking about it only when separated from them physically. The fellowship of the church is one of the greatest earthly blessings we have, and like all earthly blessings, it is rooted in the heavens.