This year’s Resolved Conference will be streamed live for free!

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, June 12 
8pm – Session 1, Rick Holland

Saturday, June 13
11am – Session 2, Steve Lawson
5pm – Session 3, C.J. Mahaney
7pm – Session 4, Enfield Concert

Sunday, June 14
11am – Session 5, Steve Lawson
5pm – Session 6, John MacArthur
7pm – Session 7, John Piper

Monday, June 15
9am – Session 8, Rick Holland
11am – Session 9, John MacArthur
5pm – Session 10, C.J. Mahaney
7pm – Session 11, John Piper

For more about the speakers click here.

To access the live stream click here.

In case you haven’t seen this year’s promotional video, here it is again:

To see previous year’s trailers, click here.



This conference is excellent, every year. Though primarily aimed at young adults (18-35), anyone can go. The theme this year is “Sin”, and the speakers are Rick Holland, Steve Lawson, John MacArthur, CJ Mahaney, and John Piper. Check out the trailer below: 


This overview of the 2009 conference is from the Resolved website:

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John MacArthur has been the Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church for 40 years! From the beginning, his ministry has been marked by deep, faithful, expository preaching of the Bible. 

Rick Holland, the college pastor at Grace Community, interviewed MacArthur last week about life and pastoral ministry. You can read the transcript here, and listen to the interview here. 


HT: Tim Challies

The Shepherd’s Conference is an annual conference for pastors and elders, hosted by John MacArthur and Grace Community Church. All audio from previous Shepherds’ Conference sessions and seminars are now free to download! This is a wealth of resources! Click here.


HT: Tim Challies

John MacArthur sermons

November 10, 2008


I mentioned a little while ago that all John MacArthur’s sermons would soon be available for free. Now they are. To access his sermon archives, click here.


Nathan Casebolt, who works for Grace to You, writes:

“Next week, Grace to You will institute a new policy regarding the availability of John MacArthur’s sermons. On Wednesday, November 5th, we will release our entire inventory of MP3s for free download via our website ( Until now, GTY has sold these sermons at $3.00/sermon. Beginning next Wednesday, our entire library of John MacArthur’s sermons will be freely available to anyone with an Internet connection.

This policy is not a temporary promotion or sales gimmick. This is a new and permanent policy, and we’re encouraging our friends and supporters to get the word out. John has made this decision because he believes that in uncertain times—an historic presidential election, a struggling economy, and multiplying threats to peace and stability around the world—there’s no call to restrict the message of eternal certainty to those who can afford to pay for it. Although Grace to You is making the same hard financial decisions you and your families are making, we firmly believe God has shown us this path, and that He always honors faithfulness to His will.”

A friend of mine is diligently seeking to be the best father he can be. He’s wrestling with Ephesians 6:4, trying to understand what obedience to this verse looks like. The verse reads, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” I found a blog post (adapted from John MacArthur’s Commentary on Ephesians) good food for thought on this subject and will be sending it to him. Click here to read it. 

~ Donovan

This is a great sermon archive!

Speakers include CJ Mahaney, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Wayne Grudem, Josh Harris, John MacArthur, Al Mohler, John Piper, and Bruce Ware (amongst other great speakers) (search by speaker from the menu on the left of the page).

Topics include marriage, worship, “business to the glory of God”, “sanctifying the ordinary”, “suffering and sovereignty”, etc. The messages from the Together for the Gospel conferences are available here too.

To see the archive/ access these sermons, click here.

In some church circles, watered down sermons, downplayed doctrine, and entertainment has been the popular thing over the last few years… Then the “new liberalism” began to rear it’s head and gain popularity through “Emergent” and their hesitancy to take a stance on even core doctrines… But in other circles a renewed passion for deep, precise, biblical truth has been gaining momentum… We’ve made mention of the “Young Calvinists”/”New Calvinists”/”Emerging Reformers”/”Charismatic Calvinists” in a couple posts… Whichever terms one may use, the bottom line is that Calvinism/Reformed Theology/the doctrines of grace/the doctrine of the sovereignty of God is gaining momentum in the church today…

Collin Hansen investigated this trend and wrote an article entitled “Young, Restless, Reformed” for the September 2006 issue of Christianity Today. I encourage you to read it.

Hansen has just released a full-length book by the same title. You can read Tim Challies’ review of it here.

~ Donovan

P.S: I realize the term “Calvinism” carries awful conotations for some people. I think that is partly because of the extreme views some Calvinists have, and partly because Calvinists have been known to be pretty arrogant, insensitive, and overbearing in how they communicate their favorite doctrines… Mostly however, I think many people who dislike this doctrine have an inaccurate view of what the doctrine actually is… (for example, I think for many people Calvinism = Fatalism). I’ll write more on this topic in another post.   

This conference is excellent, every year. Though primarily aimed at young adults (18-35), anyone can go. The theme this year is “Heaven and Hell”, and the speakers are Randy Alcorn (who has written a highly acclaimed book on Heaven), Rick Holland, Steve Lawson, John MacArthur, CJ Mahaney, and John Piper. Check out the trailer below: 

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For interest sake, last year’s trailer is below (don’t get the info confused!). Look out for Lance Skifter! : )

~ Donovan