Category: Conferences

Together for Adoption Conference 2012

by Rick Pidcock

Have you ever stopped to consider what all 7 billion people on this planet have in common?  No matter what country we are from, no matter what home we are born into, we are all born into this world as orphans.

We are all born fatherless.  We are all born alone.  We are all born into a more desperate, helpless condition than any of us could ever fully comprehend.

But the Story doesn’t end at helpless.  In fact, for the believer, it doesn’t even begin at helpless.  Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”  The word translated “workmanship” is “poema,” which is where our word “poem” comes from.   This verse is pointing us to the reality that our lives are a poem, a Story, written by a Sovereign Author who called us out of our homelessness to be His children, before we were even born as spiritual orphans, so that we can extend that same grace to others. (more…)

The Gathering

by Rick Pidcock

During our last year in Denver, CO, we were members of Sovereign Grace Church, which is part of a family of churches known as “Sovereign Grace Ministries.”  While we were a part of SGM, I was very excited to be able to get an up close experience of some of the planning stages that went into the most recent live worship recording, “The Gathering.”  I’d like to share a little bit about what went into this project, as well as a few thoughts on the project as a whole.

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Resolved 2007 Report

by Rick Pidcock 

ResolvedThis past week, thousands of young people gathered in Long Beach, CA for the Resolved 2007 conference, hosted by pastor John MacArthur.

Resolved 2007 was about one thing–resolving to stand surrendered to the gospel of Christ.  Speakers included men such as John MacArthur, John Piper, C.J. Mahaney, and Steve Lawson.

For those of us who were not able to make it to this year’s conference, blogger Tim Challies has provided a day to day account of his experience.  Listed below are the links to each session. (more…)

Resolved 2007

By Rick Pidcock

ResolvedFor those of you who are from California, I thought you would be interested to know the details surrounding the Resolved 2007 conference at John MacArthur’s church this coming February.

In the mid-1700’s, Jonathan Edwards wrote a document with seventy resolutions that were based on the holiness and sovereignty of God.  Each resolution began with the word, “Resolved.”

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Worship God 06 Report

Rick Pidcock

 WorshipGod 2006 MP3 CDAs you may remember, a few months ago I posted an article concerning the Worship God ’06 conference that was to be held last week in Gaithersburg, MD by Sovereign Grace Ministries.  From all accounts, it was a very successful event.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend this year’s conference.  However, a fellow blogger named Tim Challies was able to attend.  He offers a great summary of each of the main sessions at his blog.  Below, you can click on the links to read his reports as to how the week went. (more…)