Every conference has its low points -- the endless hours of sitting, the boring parts that make you want to blow your brains out, the occasional nonapplicable content. But I'm thoroughly enjoying my immersion into Capitol Hill life. When you get away for four days with God, you can't help but hear from him.
Here's a thought that came at dinner...
There is an underlying conviction in the modern church that we pastors need to do more than preach and pray. There's a pressure to be the shock jock of sermon series... the promoter of flagrant outreach events... the producer of Sunday morning productions. And while we say we believe that God grows a church, our actions say otherwise.
I haven't fully drunk the CH cool aid, but I'm very refreshed by the historic approach.