Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

We're having a boy!

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
(Psalm 127:3 NIV)

When I called my Grandma (that is, my mother's mother) back in March to tell her that Abby and I are having a baby, she asked, "Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?" Well, I tried to do the good thing and respond that I have no preference as long as the baby's healthy, but as I tried to get the words out of my mouth I realized how unconvincing I sounded, so I finally blurted out, "I want a son!" Subsequent to that conversation, as Abby and I talked about preparing for the baby, I realized that I really would be equally happy if the baby were a girl... but yesterday the ultrasound confirmed that we are having a baby boy!

We plan to name our son Christian Amadeus Lindsey.
"Christian" means "Christ-like" and "Amadeus" means "loved by God." These names reflect our hopes and prayers for our child.
"Lindsey" (which we have little control over) is, as far as I can tell, some Old English geographic reference concerning the place where my family was known to live at some point in the forgotten past.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Together for the Gospel 2008 Conference Registration Now Open

Mark Dever
Ligon Duncan
C.J. Mahaney
Al Mohler

John MacArthur
John Piper
R.C. Sproul

Near the end of 2005, when my friend Jorge Ponce first told me about the then-upcoming 2006 Together for the Gospel conference (the conference was held about this time last year), I was certain he must be mistaken. I honestly thought that he had just seen a list of the most excellent preachers currently speaking in America today and somehow had become confused, thinking that they were all speaking at the same place. (Sorry, Jorge!) Once I found out Jorge's information was accurate, I finally registered to go.

Having been tremendously blessed by the event in 2006, I was extremely excited to hear that another T4G conference would take place in 2008. Registration for this conference recently opened, and just after I registered myself, I began writing this post. I would strongly encourage any minister reading this to consider attending. All of the men of God listed above are scheduled to return, as well as Thabiti Anyabwile.

A video concerning the 2008 T4G conference can be seen HERE.