Tag Archives: Conferences

Upcoming trip to Brazil

Upcoming trip to Brazil

Tomorrow afternoon I am taking off for Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I have been invited to speak at a conference of national pastors and missionaries. The theme of the conference is “The Gospel and Christian Affections.” I will be preaching six sermons and presenting two workshops on that theme. Here are my sessions: The Source of… Continue Reading

A great worship conference you should attend

A great worship conference you should attend

In October I have the privilege of speaking, along with Carl Trueman, T. David Gordon, Terry Johnson, Paul Jones, and others, at the Reformation Worship Conference in Powder Springs, GA. I have attended this conference a few times and have always found it to be enriching and stimulating. Seeing the beautiful sanctuary of Midway Presbyterian… Continue Reading

God Said Something: 2012 Conference on the Church for God’s Glory

God Said Something: 2012 Conference on the Church for God’s Glory

The year I began ministry as an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Rockford, IL, we launched a conference called Conference on the Church for God’s Glory. The conference has been running every year since then, this year marking its 10th anniversary. Themes from previous conferences have included: Lordship Salvation, Open Theism, Charles Finney,… Continue Reading

How RAM Can Help Your Church

How RAM Can Help Your Church

I’ve been thrilled this year with the ways that Religious Affections Ministries has been able to help pastors and churches think biblically about worship and music. We’ve ministered in over 30 churches in addition to several conferences for a total of almost 100 hours of ministry! This ministry has included teaching, preaching, seminary lectures, conducting… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Song Leaders

A Tale of Two Song Leaders

About a year ago I posted a piece on leading congregational singing; I compared two conferences, one in which I was privileged to plan and lead the services, and another I had recently attended. I made some somewhat controversial statements about what I observed in the leadership of that conference. My primary contention was that… Continue Reading

Pastors' Forum – Monday, July 28 | Flat Rock, MI

Pastors' Forum – Monday, July 28 | Flat Rock, MI

Pastor Steve Thomas of Huron Baptist Church in Flat Rock, MI has asked me to speak at a pastors’ forum on Monday, July 28. I’ll be presenting three sessions before and after a lunch fellowship. The forum will go from 10-2. If you are in the area, please consider attending. You can contact Huron Baptist… Continue Reading

How You Can Support Religious Affections Ministries

How You Can Support Religious Affections Ministries

If you see a need for a ministry such as Religious Affections Ministries, there are a number of ways that you can help. I’ll list just a few here: 1. Prayer I’ve been so encouraged to receive e-mails and talk to individuals in churches who are excited about this ministry and have promised to pray… Continue Reading

Introducing Religious Affections Ministries!

Introducing Religious Affections Ministries!

I am very excited to announce the launch of a new ministry intended to help local churches think through issues related to worship, music, culture, and aesthetics. My intent is to provide pastors and other Christians with the necessary tools and resources to come to God-pleasing decisions in these areas. This newly-designed web site is… Continue Reading