Believe it or not, I’m still alive and kicking. It has been a busy several months and this blog was clearly sacrificed on the altar of urgency for a time. To be honest, I’m never sure if it’s more responsible to cut the blog in order to stay on top of things better in my own life or if this blog is one of the commitments I’ve made, and therefore, I should stick with it more religiously. I don’t know that I have any clear categories for it. Either way, I’m definitely no Tim Challies (in more ways than one!).

Speaking of Tim, I was quite blessed to have the opportunity to travel with him to the Basics 2007 Pastors’ Conference. It was a good time travelling and talking with Tim. I was especially blessed by the ministry of Voddie Baucham (you can hear the message he gave here), the new friendship I was able to forge with Dr. Derek Thomas, the CDs of Getty hymns I purchased, and the hospitality of the Dunn family who put a couple of strange men (Tim and me) up in their house and made us feel like family.

All in all it was a fantastic few days.

I was back from that conference for only a few days before heading off to the Sovereign Grace Fellowship Pastors’ Conference. There I was blessed by the ministry and friendship of Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner (or ‘Tom’ to those of us who have met him). As I write this I’m working on uploading the audio from that conference, and hopefully they’ll be available to the world shortly.

All this, of course, comes right on the heels of a semester that was hectic to say the least. I’m praying for calmer times ahead that will allow for more reading, reflection, and writing on my part. If life is too busy to enjoy, then it’s too busy.