Last week, I posted that I was at T4G 2016. Here’s a post in which I recap some highlights/reflections…
T4G is an amazing event in the circles I run in theologically. This year, over 10,000 pastors assembled in Louisville, KY to think about matters of eternal significance and to encourage one another. Here are some random reflections:
1) It’s about people — The content, which I’ll say more about in a second, is usually stellar. But, T4G is about people. There are lots of friends with whom I connect. Also, there are people who usually come from our local church. Getting unhurried time with them on the road and around this conference makes the experience for me. This time, in particular, we were happy to have friends from India with us. T4G is about coming together with others around these truths. That’s what always stands out to me about this experience.
2) There were some outstanding talks — I thought Mark Dever’s sermon was one of the best I’ve heard at T4G. Piper’s sermon gave an amazing picture of mankind and how we need a Savior. Platt’s usually on point and his sermon was the right call at the end of this conference for application. Resources will soon be up on the T4G website. I’ll let you weigh the content for yourself.
3) Books — You get many free resources at T4G and this year didn’t disappoint. Some I had already and I’ve passed them on to others. But, many of these works will have a lasting impact in my life.
4) Singing – Hearing 10,000 people sing is always something I remember. This year, the song He Will Hold Me Fast especially gripped me. We’ll probably be teaching this one soon.
I’m blessed to have a church that allows me to participate in things like this. I hope this helps you see what I appreciate about events like this.