Allow Me to Re-Introduce The Christ
August 28, 2009, 4:01 pm
Filed under: church, culture, gospel

Together For The Gospel
August 13, 2009, 1:40 am
Filed under: church, events, gospel, ministry

This weekend, August 15-16, ICC is having our annual retreat. The theme this year is Together For The Gospel as we desire to become a community founded on the Gospel and working for the Gospel. Our guest speaker will be Pastor Nathan Carter from Immanuel Baptist Church in the city.

Here’s a brief promo video :

An Exercise in Kingdom-mindedness
August 13, 2009, 1:34 am
Filed under: church, events, gospel, ministry, worship

For the past two years, I’ve been part of a prayer group consisting of pastors from four different churches in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area. We gather monthly to pray for one another’s ministries as well as to intercede on behalf of our community. It has been a great experience of partnership in the Gospel that we are hoping would spread to our whole congregations as well. This past July 12th, we brought all of our congregations together for a combined Sunday service and picnic. It was a great time of worship as we focused on the Kingdom of God. The picnic was also a lot of fun as people had an opportunity to interact over food and sports. As pastors, we are praying that we could continue to encourage one another and partner in greater ways to serve our cities in Jesus’ name.

Here is a video we showed as part of the worship service :

Scholar as Pastor, Pastor as Scholar
April 30, 2009, 2:11 pm
Filed under: church, leadership, ministry


After the Gospel Coalition Conference, John Piper and D.A. Carson spoke together on the topic of The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor at Park Community Church in the city. I wasn’t able to attend, but here are the links to the messages.

John Piper on The Pastor as Scholar
D.A. Carson on The Scholar as Pastor
Owen Strachan, John Piper, and D.A. Carson Discussion

The Gospel Coalition Conference
April 24, 2009, 2:34 pm
Filed under: church, events, gospel, leadership


This past week I was able to attend the Gospel Coalition Conference in Chicago. The theme was Entrusted With The Gospel : Living The Vision of 2 Timothy. It was a time of great encouragement as the main speakers spoke straight through the book of 2 Timothy. I know I’m going to be chewing on these messages for a while, so I won’t blog about what I gleaned from it just yet. However, if you’d like access to some of the main messages, you can find them here :

Main Sessions :
Tim Keller on The Grand Demythologizer : The Gospel and Idolatry
John Piper on Feed the Flame of God’s Gift : Unashamed Courage in the Gospel
Phil Ryken on The Pattern of Sound Words
Mark Driscoll on Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
K. Edward Copeland on Pitfalls and Parodies of Gospel-Centered Ministry
Bryan Chapell on Preach The Word
Ajith Fernando on Gospel Faithfulness in the New Christendom
Crawford Loritts, Tim Keller, John Piper, Ligon Duncan – Panel Discussion
Ligon Duncan on Finishing Well
DA Carson on Faithfulness and Flexibility in Gospel Proclamation

Workshops :
C.J. Mahaney on The Pastor’s Charge
Joshua Harris on Ministering In a Church-Hopping Society
Crawford Loritts on Staying Faithful, Staying Relevant

IBL Starts Sunday!
March 26, 2009, 3:55 am
Filed under: church, events, sports


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One In Love 2009 Trailer
December 12, 2008, 3:17 pm
Filed under: church, events, ministry, technology

Though I thoroughly enjoy my line of work, the artist/techie/Mac junkie inside of me still wants to learn how to do video work like this…but where can I find the time?!?!

Oh, and by the way…go to OIL!