Last week, I was at the National Pastors Convention. This was my second time at this convention, having attended in 2006.
What a beneficial and encouraging week. I heard messages by Phyllis Tickle, Scot McKnight, Charles Colson, Shane Claiborne, Calvin Miller, Ben Patterson, Greg Boyd, Roger Olson, J. P. Moreland, and others. The presentations were good, thought-provoking, and well done.
I enjoyed having a nice breakfast and discussion with Scot McKnight. I actually met Scot at this same event two years ago. I also heard several of his presentations, which were excellent. His blog, books, and presentations continue to encourage and challenge my thinking.
It was good to meet John Frye, whose blog I have enjoyed for some time now. What a pleasant guy! I also enjoyed getting to see Steve Puckett again, whom I have known for a number of years.
It was a good, stimulating time. Yet, it was also valuable to get away, think, pray, and once again be reminded that God is much bigger than any issue or any situation that I will ever deal with in my life or ministry.