I am praying that God will be glorified in the conference lecturers and in the materials being disseminated. I am prayerful the Word of God will be upheld as the ground and pillar of Christianity, and defended against the attacks of the Jesus Seminar and other liberal theologians. Lord willing I will give an update after Friday's lectures, and more on Saturday.
**8/26 PM Update**- It's almost midnight here, and the Friday portion of the conference just ended. Amazing stuff tonight. Dr. Renihan spoke of the Authority of Scripture. I took way too many notes, so all I can say is it was excellent. Very edifying and faith strengthening. Here is Dr. White's recap.
Dr. White spoke on The Da Vinci Code, and the fact that Dan Brown is a great fiction writer, and that's it. The Da Vinci Code is so full of historical errors and mistakes, I was amazed anyone actually takes this book seriously, or Dan Brown for that matter. I know, it's "fiction", but Brown clearly has an agenda he is pushing in this book, and that agenda hates all things Christianity.
Steve Camp ministered with his amazing musical talents. It was a time of refreshing, God honoring music. It was a spiritual high for sure!
Lord willing, more updates to come tomorrow after a full day of conference, and the debate tomorrow night.**
**8/27 Update** - Well, the debate is over, as is the conference. Overall, it was a tremendose blessing to hear such God glorifying preaching. The debate was very enjoyable. Dr. White and Dr. Crossan interacted in a very charitable, and at times, funny way. Both are quite witty men, and very smart men too. I respect both of them for that. I am biased of course, I think White got the better of Crossan, simply because it became clear through the debate that Crossan really does not believe in the All-Powerful God of the bible and history. Here is Dr. White's brief recap of the debate, which I am sure he will go inot more detail in the near future.
Next year the conference and cruise will originate in Tampa Bay, FL, hurricane country. I am not really sure I'll be attending. :-)
Soli Deo Gloria!