What are the most pressing issues facing the church in our current day? What theological and doctrinal problems will we see coming to the forefront in the coming decade? What are the errors that we most need to confront in our preaching and teaching ministries today? What issues do pastors in particular and Christians in general need to be aware of, informed in, and ready to give an answer on?
Those are the questions we asked Kirk Wellum, Principal of the Toronto Baptist Seminary, to answer at this Monday’s meeting of the Toronto Pastors Fellowship.
So go ahead, play the role of Kirk Wellum: Why don’t you give me some of your answers and we’ll see on Monday how closely they line up with Kirk’s insights once the paper is presented on Monday.
Pastor Bill Bygroves
I just noticed today that the messages delivered at the 2008 Carey Conference have been posted on the Carey website. There is some great stuff here for you to download!
Bill Bygroves, pastor of Bridge Chapel in Liverpool, was the main speaker for the evening sessions.
The title of the series was ‘Sacred Songs’ and each evening he preached from a psalm. He preached: (1) The Song of Blessing, (2) The Song of Hurt, (3) The Song of Guilt, (4) The Song of Unity, and, (5) The Song of Joy.
There were also seven messages preached from pastors in the Sovereign Grace Fellowship from the Gospel of John. At least six of them are worth listening to. Here they are:
- Brian Robinson — Water Into Wine
- David Robinson — Healing of the Nobleman’s Son
- Stephen Kring — Healing at Bethesda
- Kirk Wellum — Feeding of 5,000
- Glenn Tomlinson — Healing of the Blind Man
- Ian Vaillancourt — Raising of Lazarus
- Julian Freeman — The Huge Catch of Fish
Well, another year is getting underway at TBS. As a result, I’ll be away for the next few days at a staff / student retreat up north-east of here. Kirk Wellum (or “kwellum” as the preacher likes to call him) will be preaching several messages to us from the word. I hope to post some reflections on my return.