Category Archives: conference

conference tunes


Keith and Kristyn Getty were the perfect complement to the amazing speakers gathered at TGC this week.  Their gospel centered worship and songs were a delight and no doubt brought glory to God.

Check them out on their website.

Currently, you can download three Easter tunes for free.

A new song they introduced at the conference . . . words and music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend.

The Perfect Wisdom of our God

The perfect wisdom of our God

Revealed in all the universe

all things created by His hand

and held together at His command

He knows the mysteries of the seas

The secrets of the stars are His

He guides the planets on th eir way

And turns the earth through another day.

The perfect timing of His ways

Along the path of righteousness

His word a lamp unto my feet

His spirit teaching and guiding me

And oh, the wisdom of the cross

To save the helpless and the lost – 

He chose the fool to shame the wise

That all the glory might go to Christ!

Oh grant me wisdom from above

To pray for peace and cling to love

And teach me humbly to receive

The sun and rain of Your sovereignty

Each strand of sorrow has a place

Within this tapestry of grace

So through the trials I choose to say,

“Your perfect will in Your perfect way!” 


Conference Picks


I have been very much enjoying the Gospel Coalition’s conference this week!  I’ve been in awe of how there is no end to searching the scriptures and the depth and understanding of the gospel!

The messages that were most impacting to me were:  Tim Keller, James MacDonald, Matt Chandler and Mike Bullmore.  All the speakers were excellent and worth listening to . . . their messages can be downloaded for free here:

Morning Session Psalm 25


James MacDonald delivered a powerful message on Psalm 25.

What we LEARN from God and where we must LEAN on God.

The audio download will be up soon …

25:1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be put to shame;
let not my enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.

6 Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

8 Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
9 He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall abide in well-being,
and his offspring shall inherit the land.
14 The friendship [2] of the Lord is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
bring me out of my distresses.
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.

22 Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.

gospel coalition


I’m excited to be attending the Gospel Coalition event in Chicago this week with Jon (and his interns 🙂  ).

For those in Chicago, there are some free events and concerts throughout the week that are open to the public.


Three Concerts in Chicago This Week + Free Sampler for the TGC Hymn Sing

If you’ll be at the Gospel Coalition conference next week, note there there will three different concerts. The first two are only for TGC conference attendees; the last one is free and open to the public as part of the Christ and the City post-conference (register here).

I’ve listed the times below for the concerts (all at the McCormick Place). Note that there is also a way to listen to a sampler for the Gospel Coalition Hymn Sing. It features a song from each artist performing at the Hymn Sing. All these songs will be sung Tuesday night. The sampler also includes a PDF of the chord charts for the six songs.

Tuesday, April 12 at 9 PM

Sing Them Again: An Evening of Old and New Hymns

  • Brooks Ritter
  • Sandra McCracken
  • Matthew Smith
  • Melanie Penn
  • Isaac Wardell
  • Jonathan Gilley
  • Mike Cosper
  • Kevin Twit
  • Indelible Grace

Wednesday, April 13 at 9 PM

Keith and Kristyn Getty

Thursday, April 14 at 8 PM

We Are Unashamed: Lecrae, Sho Baraka, KB, Trip Lee, and Tedashii