My father and I have the wonderful opportunity to attend Together for the Gospel in just about a month. This will be the third time this has been held and the second time we have had the privilege to go. We are very excited about getting to go again and are eagerly awaiting the event. As was the case last year the speakers will be Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, C.J. Mahaney, Al Mohler as well as Thabiti Anyabwile, John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul and special guest Matt Chandler.
We are also excited because we have signed up to attend the Band of Bloggers event just before t4g starts. We have not attended one of these before (this is their fourth event) but as with t4g, we eagerly await this event. In the past they have featured many respected Christian bloggers including Tim Challies and Dr. Russell Moore. This year the event will be headed by Justin Taylor, Trevin Wax, Jared Wilson, and Jon McIntosh. While I don’t blog as often as any of these fellows I eagerly look forward to hearing what they have to say about the topic for this year: “Internet Idolatry and Gospel Fidelity.”
With the advent of new media and the increasing influence of technology on our lives, it is important to address the relationship of the gospel to technology, especially the areas where we are tempted with idolatrous desire (power, identity, influence, acceptance, control, etc.). While the internet, with all of its platforms (such as blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) can be a powerful tool to leverage our lives for the gospel impact, we want to examine our hearts to bring to light the various ways in which the idol factory of our hearts challenges and subverts the very gospel which we long to embrace.
I expect to have my computer with me to take notes and blog some while I am in Louisville, I hope I can concentrate well enough to write some good posts.