The Building Bridges Confernce: Southern Baptists and Calvinism conference is scheduled to begin in a few hours. There will be no live webcast of the sessions but it is anticipated that some will be live-blogging the meeting. If this indeed does happen, and I discover who is doing it, I will post a link to their site(s). Bloggers that I know are here include Tim Rogers and Ed Stetzer (who, by the way, will make a brief presentation in the opening session this afternoon that should be of great interest to all Southern Baptists, regardless of your views on the doctrines of grace). Though my schedule is packed the next 3 days, I will try to offer some perspectives during the conference, if at all possible.
The audio files of each session will be made available as soon as possible after each session. Look for this afternoon’s and tonight’s recordings to appear at Lifeway.com tomorrow morning.
Pray for the conference as the Lord brings it to mind. The team at LifeWay have done an outstanding job of making preparations. Ridgecrest is a tremendous venue and everything seems to be in place for the week. Those who have been asked to speak bring a wealth of experience, biblical understanding and passion to their assignments. The topics are relevant. The participants have gone to great expense and trouble to be here. But none of that will finally matter if God’s Spirit does not come and own the conference. The most important work that must be done cannot be done by mere mortals. Only the Holy Spirit can help. So, brethren, pray!