A Rude Awakening

This weekend we are in Boerne, TX with a small band of church friends to attend the Texas Hill Country Bible Conference sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Today is the first day, and we spent last night in the local La Quinta Inn.

I dreamed that it was Halloween, or as we Reformed folk sometimes refer to it, Reformation Day, and two of my favorite local churches were celebrating the Reformation and promoting their churches by being out and about on their properties to interact with trick-or-treaters and fellow observers of Reformation Day. I have no idea why I’m home and not at church and participating, but the events were covered on the local news, and I noticed in the footage that legendary (in his circles) Reformed theologian and Ligonier Ministries founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul was at one of the churches!

What? I decided to call one of the elders of one of the churches to see if this was still going on so I could come meet Dr. Sproul, but couldn’t reach him! As I prepared to call another guy, my alarm goes off and I’m frustrated because I want to get through to someone!

I didn’t want to get up yet, but I reluctantly succumbed to consciousness. I laid there wallowing in my missed opportunity for a moment, and then I sighed with relief when I realized that it’s okay, because at least today I get to meet the current president of Wheaton College and former pastor of Philly’s Tenth Presbyterian Church, Dr. Phil Ryken.



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