Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Encouraging the preachers
1300 ministers for three days gathering to sing, hear speakers from across the world, and to be encouraged in the daily task of sharing God's life-giving word in churches up and down the country - and across the world.
I've been attending the EMA since 1990. It's moved locations several times as numbers have grown. It's a great opportunity to meet old friends, brush up on your preaching skills, and have the opportunity to learn from masters of the craft.
Highlights this year included the talks from Tim Keller, of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. Tim has an amazing grasp on (1) the Bible and (2) modern culture. He has a wonderful ability to connect the age old truths of Scripture with the lives of city dwellers in the 21st century.
There were five of us there from Bermondsey (at my count) - an easy trip for us on the tube - and we have come back suitably refreshed and renewed.