Thursday, August 16, 2007

Piper in California

For those of you who live in California, I want to give you a heads up on what promises to be a great conference, "The Pleasures of God," with speaker John Piper. You can register online, here.

Where: Sacramento, California
When: October 12 - October 13 (begins Friday evening, and ends Saturday at 1pm.
How Much: $30
Why: John Piper, and more importantly the truth he proclaims, is one of God's gifts to our generation. To read his books is to be drawn to the the greatness of God and the convinced as to the smallness of pursuing anything other than the glory of Christ. I have heard him in person several times. Hearing him speak in person about what God takes pleasure in is worth a day off work, a long drive, and a night in a hotel. I promise you will leave the conference not talking about John Piper, but about how amazing God is. I won't be going, since I live in Kentucky. But if you end up going, let me know how it was. And if you don't go, buy The Pleasures of God and read it. It is only $9.50, and you can even read the first three chapters online for free.

Here is the invitation from Desiring God:
You don’t truly know someone until you know what makes them happy. So it is with God. We can only know the greatness of his glory if we know what makes him glad. Therefore, we must understand the pleasures of God.

At the Desiring God 2007 Regional Conference, John Piper will navigate the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about him, so that we can become more like him. This is not a conference about you. It’s about the one you were made for—God himself.

Please join us October 12-13 in Sacramento, California.


Jenn said...

Jason is going to go... I wish conferences had child care... or a family friendly option! Without adequate childcare, women/wives cannot go and be encouraged.

Mark said...

I hear you Jenn. There are a couple of conferences we would like to go to, but cannot, due to lack of childcare. However, on the other side of things... I have helped put together a conference and know how hard it is to put together. Providing childcare would probably be a very difficult undertaking, and would be very difficult to pull off--especially when you are talking about all day conferences.