A fab time at the UCCF Graduate Network conference. The Don spoke (well, of course) on Psalm 1 (and the importance of associated black & white wisdom literature like Proverbs' Lady Wisdom vs. Dame Folly, Jesus' the broad & narrow gate, sand vs. rock foundation, etc, 1 John's he who is born of God doesn't sin...), Romans 3.1-26 and 2 Tim 3.1 - 4.8. Richard Cunningham spoke on the Lordship of Christ in our life, work and engagement with culture, mostly from Romans 12.1-4 (extended into chs 12-14), and others gave seminars on work, engagement with culture, and confident Christianity. A marvellous and most worthwhile weekend.
While there I caught up with not a few Warwick CU grads, a good number from my old Relay year and Sean Clokey, who counted as the conference attendee who I didn't know but popped up with an, 'étrangère?' Mo hosted the conference admirably, showing something of what he's being doing while not blogging for yonks.
Lindsay Brown's book was out in advance at the conference! Over the years Lindsay (Gen Sec of IFES) has inspired and encouraged many of us to be world Christians through his recounting of Christian students who have witnessed in their universities, founded IFES student ministry in countries across the world, escaped the sword, worked for Christ in their workplace, transformed governments, been martyred, were used of God in revival, suffered imprisonment, led mission teams to wartorn areas, were mocked, mistreated, and generally privileged to take part in God's mission with the joy of the Holy Spirit through faith in Christ. Now Lindsay is moving on from being IFES General Secretary, he has finally put some of this into print - I think it'll be available at www.10ofthose.com or IVP when officially out on 1st Dec.
Lord, Prepare Me to End Well
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