Judy and I just returned from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where I was honored to speak at a Connecting Church and Home Conference. God blessed us with new friends, brothers and sisters on the same team, serving the same Lord, filled with the same passion for his Kingdom. The rise of the “new Calvinism” which Time Magazine said was one of ten prominent trends of our time was conspicuous here. Southern Seminary filled the void created by the leftward moveĀ of the nineteenth century Princeton Theological Seminary.

Boasting about 3,000 students, Southern Seminary is the largest in the world. The President, Albert Mohler, has been used by God to make this one of the premier Protestant theological institutions in the world.

Another highlight was worshiping with the Sojourn Church in Louisville. Sojourn is a ten year old Acts 29 church. About 3,600 people attend on three separate campuses. It felt like Mars Hill in Seattle, except we found the music and worship more engaging. Sojourn Church is Southern Baptist. Many of the staff at Southern Seminary attend.

It was great to travel, but we missed our little church in Spokane. It is good to be home.