Entries Tagged as ''

Upcoming Preaching Conference at SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will host their Proclaim preaching conference for pastors on October 17th.  The theme for the conference is Between Two Worlds: The Text and The Pew.  Featured speakers for the event include Dr. Jerry Vines, Pastor Emeritus of FBC Jacksonville and two-time SBC President (1988-89), and Dr. Danny Akin, president of SEBTS.  These men will address exciting topics such as, "Preaching With Authority in an Anti-Authoritarian World," "The Poetics of Preaching: Using Language and Imagery To Communicate God's Word," and "The Future of Expository Preaching: Emerging or Enduring?"  This conference promises to give helpful instruction, encouragement, and refreshment for those who "set (their) heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules." (Ezra 7.10)

Additional information and registration can be found online at www.sebts.edu/proclaim.  If you are in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area in October or can make the trek, I look forward to seeing you that we may grow in our calling to communicate God's timeless truth in our ever-changing world.  The cost, covering lunch and conference materials, is $25 and the deadline for registration is Oct. 6th.

Maddy Is Home!

First Family PhotoMaddy Akin arrived home two weeks to the day she was born. She left the hospital at a whopping 3 pounds 8 ounces! I want to thank everyone who encouaraged and prayed for us during this time. Even as we learn to care for someone who is completely helpless and dependent upon us, we also were reminded of how helpless we are and in need of God's help. He has been, is, and always will be our helper. God tells his people, "Listen to Me, house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been sustained from the womb, carried along since birth. I will be the same until your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you and I will carry you; I will bear and save you" (Isa. 46:3-4). God carries us from birth to old age to death and even to resurrection. He bears us. He acts on behalf of the helpless. Thanks so much for the prayers.

Jon, Ash, and Maddy Akin