For the first three years of the Engage conference I was on the Engage organizing committee and Luke Woodhouse and I led the conference band. Needless to say I had a blast in those years but I loved just kicking back and not doing all that much except listen to the talks last weekend!

Here are some of the things I loved about the weekend:

  • I loved Rory Shiner’s talks. I have known Rory for years and he is a blast to be around and a great preacher too! He helped me see once again how the physical, bodily resurrection changes my life. His line “Sin is bad eschatology” has been ringing in my ears all week!
  • I love Piper, he was his usual self. I have heard the talks he gave on the weekend in some form or another over the web. But being there, I could really get his passion and his vibe on a whole different level. I loved how he made me think hard, especially about the text and how he made me look at my life and ask “Do I find joy in glorifying Jesus?”
  • As usual the Engage team put thought into the little things. The food, drink, music, coffee and vibe all added to the feel of the weekend and this feel keeps Engage as one of the best Christian conferences around.

I just want to say how much I and the people from my church love Engage. I can’t wait for next year and I hope that Engage keeps going from strength to strength under the great leadership and organizational skill of Steve Morrison and the team!


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