This was an eventful week! Fantastic time care of The Gospel Coalition and their national conference in Chicago. Among the speakers were Tim Keller, pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, Dr. Albert Mohler, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Mark Driscoll, pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA.
The audio for all the plenary sessions are available here:
Below I have included some notes I tweeted during the conference sessions. Be sure to take a look at all my notes on my twitter feed at
Deep down inside we all think that there is something magical about marriage. Too often we watch those movies where the scintillating set of sweethearts saunter off into the sunset and, even though we can consciously identify that as fantasy, we let it creep into our expectations for what this venture is all about.
In the following audio track, pastor Matt Chandler of The Village Church in Texas speaks out about marriage and sets down a charge from Scripture on what it really should be all about. Chandler expels the “you complete me” mentality bequeathed by Jerry Maquire and replaces it with what we can really expect from a marriage. Not only are we given firm expectations, but Chandler challenges us to see how marriage is a picture of what God would have for us and how marriage can draw us into a deeper relationship with him. Here are some highlights: