Mid-Morning Session: Voddie Baucham - "Gay is the New Black"
Since Baucham used power point I did not take many notes during this session but it was very helpful and challenging. He shared that there are three major moral issues facing the church (1) National financial debt (2) Abortion (3) Homosexuality. He also wanted to make sure we understand (1) that the homosexual movement is a religious movement, (2) only 2.8% of men in US are gay; 1.4 of women in US are gay (3) No study has ever demonstrated that being gay is biological or genetic. When the audio for this session goes online at West Cannon Baptist Church website I strongly encourage you to listen to it! There are actually 2 parts to this but I skipped the last session because at this point I was quite tired and my head and heart were full! I definitely plan on listening to part 1 again and part 2 for the first time.
Later that afternoon Gary Gilley spoke on cessationism and continuationism. He did an excellent job showing how continuationism has inundated the church and how ridiculous it is that all these people (he used Matt Chandler, Beth Moore, and Mark Driscoll for examples) keep saying they are having visions or that God is directly speaking to them. When you read the Bible it is rare that God speaks to people and there is no example of God speaking to people in their heart or in their head. He always spoke in an audible voice. He used powerpoint all throughout this so I did not take many notes. I would strongly encourage all of you who are reading this to listen to the audio when this goes online also!
Here are some books that I bought and have already started reading and a DVD that I bought and look forward to watching. In our strategic leadership meetings we have been talking about how we can reach out to the broken, needy families in our community and perhaps this DVD could be a tool for that...