15 October 2007

Proverbs with a Pyro


Many of you know that the book of Proverbs is a special love of mine. Over the months, we've taken some explorations into it here at Pyro, as a click on the keyword "Proverbs" will bear out.

And so it was thrilling to be invited by Pastor Jim Kirby of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church to present a conference on the subject. I've done Proverbs seminars in the past, and preparing a fresh set of talks has been a joy. I've really been looking forward to this.

If any of you can join us, it would be great to meet you!

Here are the planned sessions:

Saturday:
9:30 a.m.—Understanding Proverbs
11:00 a.m.—God in Proverbs
1:00 p.m.—Wisdom and Folly in Proverbs
2:30 p.m.—Marriage in Proverbs [—including wisdom for singles]
Sunday:
9:15 a.m.—Children in Proverbs
10:30 a.m.—Living in the Fear of the Lord
For further information, check the web site.

Hope to see you there!

(PS – this Shameless Plug was Board-approved.)

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45 comments:

Johnny Dialectic said...

The plug of a Pyro availeth much; may wisdom watereth the arid plain of Arizona.

jbuck21 said...

Sounds like a great conference - is it recorded? Think we can order CDs/MP3s?

DJP said...

Visceral answer: No! You have to come!

True answer: the web site indicates that the sessions will be recorded and made available. But then you'll miss all the meaningful expressions and hand gestures, any high-tech visual aids, the luncheon, the fellowship, and possibly the opportunity to ask questions "live" that make me look like a trout on a hot, flat, dry rock.

MaximumFocus said...

I echo JBUCK21 request for linkage s.v.p!!

Question. I trust you will be expositing using only the TNIV? If it's good enough for Dr. Bruce, surely you would concur? ;)

Max
Prov. 26:5

DJP said...

OHHHH now — Do. Not. START. With. Me!

Sewing said...

By the grace of God, we've got Phil in a full-time preaching ministry, and Dan doing the occasional sermon. Now we just have to get Frank behind a pulpit!

centuri0n said...

WHAT?! no "Christ in Proverbs"?!

Where's the Gospel in THAT, Phillips? BLAH BLAH BLAH dinner blah blah my important friends who don't have any names blah blah blah Elvis Costello blah no Gospel in it.

Bono.

That should cover it.

centuri0n said...

Sewing:

It turns out that my spiritual gifts are to support those elders who rule well. So let's not get crazy ...

Sewing said...

Cent wrote:

It turns out that my spiritual gifts are to support those elders who rule well.

Amen, and what a precious gift that is! Thanks for putting into a few words the direction the Lord seems to be steering me in as well.

DJP said...

Frank, before posting this, I thought, "Now, who can make trouble out of this?"

And now I know.

(c;

Sewing said...

As if you had to wonder... ;)

DJP said...

It was a rhetorical question.

DJP said...

(Meaning I did have a suspicion)

steve said...

Frank is right where we need him--on the frontline in a Christian retail store.

There are few men of conviction behind pulpits today, and there are even fewer behind retail counters.

SolaMeanie said...

Dan,

Will this be in a story-telling format? We want the EC-influenced attendees to feel included. You know, the inclusiveness thing.

And I hope you don't get too heavily into the actual meaning of the Proverbs. We can't really know what they mean, can we?

DJP said...

Well, I'm sure I'll be drinking coffee.

Does that count?

SolaMeanie said...

Only if it's a latte, and if you are also wearing Birkenstocks.

Tom Chantry said...

Newsflash: "Dan Phillips Fulfills Great Commission" (goes to the ends of the earth to preach...)

Sewing said...

Steve: Amen.

northWord said...

hahahah the hilarity ensues!
starting off with Johnny Dialectic's guffaw worthy (well I LOL'd) and on down the line, too funny.....

but also Sad,(seriously)-I would LOVE to attend this....maybe if I pray hard enough! but I digress..
;)

Kristine said...

I know that "pouting" isn't one of the fruits of the spirit, so I'm struggling with how to deal with the HUGE disappointment of not being able to attend!

Alright, alright, that's a tad bit of an exagerration, but I am pouting.

The two sessions which would be the MUST-see/hear/whatever sessions for me, would be:

1. God in Proverbs
2. Live in the Fear of the Lord

Okay, I'm taking up entirely TOO much room here, so... do know that I'll lift up a prayer for you as you prepare your messages!

DJP said...

Chantry's clearly been to Google Maps.

(c;

DJP said...

Northword, Kristine, I wish you guys could make the trip also. It'd be great to meet you. Maybe another one, another time? Lean on your pastors!

To everyone else, just to be clear, amid all the jokes about location — there's NOTHING about this that I'm not looking forward to! Meeting Jim in person, being with brothers and sisters who want to dig into the Word, plunging into Proverbs... what's not to love? I'm completely jazzed and praising God for the opportunity.

centuri0n said...

c'mon, people. "Bono"? Nobody thinks that's funny?

Man.

DJP said...

For instance, there's a nasty cold ripping through our family. I'm praying I get it soon, or not at all. (I may be too old and mean to get it.) Because I plan to do the conference from a stretcher if need be, I'm that looking forward to it!

(c:

DJP said...

Frank, nobody even remembers the Sonny and Cher Hour.

SolaMeanie said...

Frank,

Maybe Dan didn't want to encourage the idea of Christians still not finding what they're looking for.

The beat goes on . . .

Tom Chantry said...

No, I've lived in rural Arizona. But not that rural.

steve said...

For instance, there's a nasty cold ripping through our family. I'm praying I get it soon, or not at all.

Yep, I know that feeling. It's scary when one of my boys comes home with a cold just a couple days before I leave on a business or ministry trip.

c'mon, people. "Bono"? Nobody thinks that's funny?

It did elicit a smile here, but I didn't think you needed affirmation of your wit...

Sewing said...

I laughed out loud, Frank, but I was too convicted by your second comment to reply to your first comment. Seriously.

That, or I was trying not to break rule #5....

Sewing said...

So here's the reply I was going to write before I read your second comment:

"Wow wow wow. Wow. WOW!"

SolaMeanie said...

Okay, it's time.

Pecadillo needs to chime in with an appropriate razzberry. (yes, I spelled it that way on purpose)

~Mark said...

We need Pyros in Pittsburgh!!

Please do not take that literally... :)

DJP said...

Talk to your pastor. I'm quite portable.

mkz said...

Hello brother,

I just discovered your site via J. Carter, and what a banquet it is. I turned on our church music/media guru to your site and found out you have been a guest on our pastor's radio show here behind the liberal battle lines in Massachusetts! He is working to get the show uploaded to our new church website, I can't wait to hear it.
May He richly bless you and yours!

P.S. Awesome graphics and posters!

DJP said...

I think you're thinking Phil, not Phillips. Easy mistake. We look so much alike. Except for, you know, the hair, the face, the voice and everything.

But hey -- I'll go on his radio show if he wants!

(c;

Johnny Dialectic said...

Hey Dan, can I ask a SERIOUS Proverbs question? Or will that violate the gist of this thread? OK, I'll do it anyway:

Do you view Proverbs as PROMISES of God (i.e., If you do X you WILL get Y, as in "Train up a child in the way he should go" and he most definitely will), or do you see them more as divine wisdom that, for lack of a better phrase, "increases the odds" of Y happening?

DJP said...

DV, I'll be addressing that question in session 1, and doing a detailed exegesis of Proverbs 22:6 in session 5.

(c;

DJP said...

PS, though, did you see this series of articles?

Sewing said...

Oh man, 24 hours and no new posts...please give us some red meat! (That's a shoutout to all the emergent lurkers who thinks that's what we "mean Calvinists" in the amen corner crave.)

mkz said...

Foot taste in mouth and all, my apologies. It is Phil, forgive a brother?

DJP said...

No problem. Being mistaken for Phil is an upgrade.

Now, it might tick Phil off a bit....

(c;

mkz said...

Yikes!
But then again if He and Tom got along well enough, he is most likely to be as forgiving as yourself, I hope....

jimbo said...

Wish I could be there but I'm half a continent away, so I'll have to content myself with a recorded version. Meanwhile, I hope your preaching on Proverbs receives a better hearing than this:

http://branthansen.typepad.com/letters_from_kamp_krusty/2007/10/from-the-archiv.html

DJP said...

Oh, that's good, Jimbo. I just may have to use that.