DG Conference Recap

Last night I got home around 3:30 in the morning from the 2006 Desiring God National Conference. The conference was excellent! There was no disappointment at all. Challies was there live-blogging so I will link to his notes for each speaker. I think the most helpful speaker was Tim Keller. It was more or less a lecture on how to do evangelism in today's postmodern culture. He had some very insightful things to say. He always does. The conference started with David Wells, the author of the book that really formed the conference. His talk was helpful and particularly Christ-centered. Voddie preached on Saturday morning, and it was the best sermon I have heard in a long time. Voddie is a great combination of passion, intellect, sound doctrine, and he is a great expositor. Driscoll was, well, he was Driscoll. His two points were contend, and contextualize. He had some really good things to say, especially for the folks who tend to only contend. I would have loved to have been in the Piper household to hear the evaluation of Driscoll's sermon. Carson finished the day with the love of God, focusing on John's gospel and the high priestly prayer. Dr. Carson is a smart man. Piper on Sunday was classic Piper. I really enjoyed being able to watch Piper and was really impressed by his deeply pastoral heart. I laughed many times during the conference, usually from Driscoll, or from one of the speakers talking about him. Josh Harris retells a few of these occasions, and C.J. Mahaney gives his reflections here. One of my favorite parts of these conferences are the panel discussions. You can read about them here and here. The bookstore was fantastic. I limited myself to 3 books, which was hard to do in that place. All of the audio will probably be up this week at desiringgod.org. I highly recommend all of the sermons. Be sure and get the DVD. It comes out in 8-10 weeks.

Also, check out Timmy Brister's photos from the conference.