I'm gearing up for Mark Dever's weekender which starts tonight and runs through Monday morning in downtown DC. It's more like a "not a Tuesday and Wednesday" than a weekender according to a friend. =)
Something special is happening at Capitol Hill Baptist. On Thursday mornings, Mark asks over 25 interns and staff to join him in his Thomas Jefferson-like study for a reading of classic works in theology. Then they all report on their own reading and engage in some heavy discourse. It's like seminary on a church campus.
I slept-in this morning so I could handle the sleeplessness that's about to ensue over the next four days. Tonight's elder meeting starts with two hours of prayer and then runs well past midnight.
As for content, I'm most interested in why the do church like it's still 1708 [I say that affectionately=]... how they get away with such high membership standards... and why Mark holds fast to just one church service, despite the fact that they're blowing the doors off the place and turning scores of people away each Sunday.
I hear they have wi-fi, so I'll try to live-blog it...