Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mark Driscoll, Mcdonalds twice in one day, and love for a country

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending a mens conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The main speaker was Mark Driscoll, who pastors Mars Hill in Seattle, a mega church in the most unchurched city in the states. Driscoll is one of the best speakers I've ever heard, and I was stoked for his teaching. I was able to attend a leaders meeting on Friday, where Mark preached 11 points of Systematic Theology. It was an hour and a half, but felt like ten minutes. He stopped and I was just thirsting for more. One of the first things he said about Scotland was not to assume that anybody knows who Jesus is. He is so right. Kids here have no clue about Jesus, and Jennifer actually realized it the first week we were here. Driscoll talked at two sessions on Saturday, the morning session being his strongest. He ended the session calling out the men of Scotland for sitting by while their country fell into a steep moral decline. It was powerful and inspiring. It felt like William Wallace motivating his men. The conference was put on by Destiny Church of Edinburgh, which is fairly charismatic, but seemed to have sound biblical teaching. The speaker next year is Charles Neiman, a guy who speaks in tounges and is all about abundant living, so I don't think the Free Church will be attending. The weekend I felt could be a call to the men of Scotland, to reform the church, focusing on the true gospel, free of tradition and legalism and bringing God the glory he deserves.

Jimmy Rollins is the MVP, last year was Ryan Howard, next year it will be Chase Utley, and the Phillies will win the World Series. I can dream right? Oh and the Eagles looked horrible even when they win.

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