She's come around again, the Big Beast of Pastors' Conferences.
Today I shall be off to Leicester for the Banner of Truth Ministers' Conference. There will be good food, solid preaching, great times of catching with old friends and an opportunity to make new ones.
Banner seems to be the Marmite of the Reformed and Evangelical gatherings - some try it once and never come again, others, like me, go back year on year. I have more than my suspicions as to why many of my friends just can't be tempted to Leicester each April, but I won't miss it. I need to be under serious preaching, because Reformed Christianity, I firmly believe, is food to my soul, and the hope of the world. I always come away humbled, refreshed, renewed, and with a big vision for pastoral ministry under the lordship of a majestic Christ. Please pray for all who gather, for safe travelling and for a really enjoyable and profitable time.