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Don’t Let The Manipulators Make You Stingy

Mark Altrogge:

Because of all the manipulation on Christian TV, I’m hesitant at times to encourage people to give to God. But God unashamedly tells us to be generous and to expect him to bless us lavishly.  We shouldn’t let the manipulators make us stingy.

Why Jason Meyer Should Be the Next Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church

Tim Brister:

I met the guy who is replacing John Piper first on a UPS tram at 3:30AM nearly five years ago. He was reading his Greek New Testament, something which I came to find he was actually memorizing. I had to meet this guy. Walking to the parking lot, we connected as I soon to find what a gracious guy Jason Meyer really is.  Jason worked third shift with me, seeking to evangelize the same people I was seeking to reach. He also pastored a small church out in the sticks, faithfully expositing God’s Word in total obscurity. He was completing his Ph.D while teaching NT Greek, and if I remember correctly, holding down a couple of other jobs. What I came to find God enabling Jason to do was nothing short of amazing.  More than that, God afforded me a year of getting to know the kind of man Jason is, which leads me to this post and Piper’s announcement.

Matt Chandler Named New A29 President

Mark Driscoll:

Seeking wise counsel, I asked Darrin Patrick and Matt Chandler to fly to Seattle in order to meet with the executive elders of Mars Hill for a full day to decide a course of action. They graciously did so, and in our time together was a rich, true brotherhood, a renewed and deepened commitment to Acts 29, and a Spirit-lead unity. Together, we decided, in light of all the complexity we’re facing, that the best thing for Acts 29 going forward would be for Matt Chandler to assume the presidency, move the network offices to Dallas, and select his Acts 29 staff.

Driscoll also announced today that he has stepped down as a council member of The Gospel Coalition.

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The Priority of the Gospel: TGC Canada Conference

The Gospel Coalition’s 2012 Canadian Conference, The Priority of the Gospel, is being held on May 29-31, 2012. Early bird registration ends April 1, so register soon!