29 April 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT — from the "Well, It's About Time!" Department

by Dan Phillips

Fond of long introductions as I am not, I shall cut straight to the chase...or at least to its opening sequence:

Keep calendars and budgets clear for 
January 23-24, 2015

Price flights to 
Houston, Texas, USA, Earth


(Some) details to follow... Thursday.

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46 comments:

Doug Hibbard said...

Earth?

Drat. That planet's got a restraining order on me.

JackW said...

You're planning a Golf outing and you need a fourth?

Count this snow bird in!

Jay C. said...

(Some) details to follow... Thursday.

Now that's just cruel. :<

Steve Taylor said...

Yesterday, he teases in twitter. Today, he announces...that there will be an announcement.

Pastor Nathan Dick said...

Great, now I won't be able to focus on anything for the next few days.

DJP said...

Well, in fairness to me, there are clues.

Frank Turk said...

I, for one, an looking forward to not keeping secret DJP's deal with Osteen to be his first satellite church in Houston anymore, so Thursday: come quickly.

Kerry James Allen said...

Satellite: A hired agent or obsequious follower: minion, sycophant.

That was beyond mean.

graceandgraphite said...

Hey, Doug, at least you're not Dr. Cornelius "I've got the death sentence in twelve systems!" Evazan. [/uber Star Wars nerd ref]

This is making me nostalgic for those old convention trips...except, y'know, with more edification this time.

Robert said...

I'm still holding out hope for this being Elephant Room 3. I mean, you already have Beth Moore and Joel Osteen here...Jakes and Ed Young, Jr. are only a few hours away...Hagee, too. Heck, that's a whole lot of elephants to pack into one room!

Frank Turk said...

If Only Mark Driscoll was returning our phone calls ...

Sir Aaron said...

Being in the know, I'm ecstatic about the news. I think Pyro readers are going to be blown away by the work being done.

LeeC said...

I'm sure Driscoll could pop by to hand out some books....

nbprov32 said...

Sounds like you are planning a huge GARAGE SALE?? Will there be marked down items on the 24th? LOL #nottellingwhatiknow

Marla said...

January in Houston -- what's the weather like there? (I'm sure it is better than here in OH.)

Wish we could have seen you when you were here in Cincy for the conference. I took the kids to the Creation Museum, but a few days later.

LanternBright said...

I'm guessing that you, Phil, and Frank will all be at CBC for some legendary event. If so, count me in!

(I mean, what ELSE are we to think with the three monkeys at the bottom of the page?)

Webster Hunt said...

It's just not a comment meta without One-Star hater...

graceandgraphite said...

I cut Dan some slack since I figure he's just pulling a Queen Esther--she invited King Ahasuerus and Haman to a banquet just to...invite them to another banquet. ;) Oh, the suspense!

DJP said...

That rocks, gracengraphite.

(c:

Robert said...

Frank, I don't know about Driscoll, but there is a Harvest Bible Chapel not too far from CBC...so maybe Old MacDonald can drop in and sing a tune. E-I-E-I-O instead of B-I-B-L-E, I guess.

DJP said...

Many vowels are good.

Props to LanternBright for ability to read the signs.

Frank Turk said...

It's actually going to be a 3-day healing service featuring Benny Hinn and Dr. Michael Brown.

Robert said...

It is encouraging to see the retired Pyro and the menace who could only be stopped (however temporarily it might be) by a hiatus joining up with DJP (does that mean we get to see two Phils at once?) for something over a weekend in Houston in January. Kinda like a reunion tour...

Tom Chantry said...

If this is a three-speaker conference, then here’s what we now need to put together. We need a pew up front reserved for Kerry Allen, Myself, TUAD, Trogdor, and a commenter to be named at a later date.
After each message, the as-yet-unnamed commenter will jump up and down shaking pom-poms, shouting “Good message.” Then Kerry will stand and give a Spurgeon quote - from memory - which summarizes the message we just heard point by point. I will then give my own extended comment, which will cause Frank to shake his head and declare me “that kind of Puritan.” Next TUAD will rise and affirm at length that he both agrees and disagrees with the message. Finally, Trogdor will say something tremendously witty, which we will agree is the last word, and we’ll go have coffee and doughnuts in the fellowship hall.

DJP said...

No, TUAD would say "Here's a link to someone who disagrees with you. Argue with him for my entertainment."

DJP said...

Also, you need to add OSH.

After each talk, regardless of content or speaker, he'd say loudly, "Well, THAT sucked."

Tom Chantry said...

Re. TUAD - That's fine, so long as it's impossible to tell what TUAD himself thinks.

Re. ONS - He may only come if he wears this costume.

TP SockPuppet said...

Hey! Over here! What am I...chopped liver???

Kerry James Allen said...

For the record let me say that I am not ashamed to be living within 110 miles of Tom Chantry.

Jules LaPierre said...

I think a seat should be reserved for your most faithful commenter...Don Sands.

Burrito34 said...

Can you get John MacArthur to come? Or maybe he could address the conference by video like RC Sproul did at Strange Fire.

Frank Turk said...

SOCK PUPPET!

Oh, how I have missed Sock Puppet!

Frank Turk said...

You guys have no idea how much I love Sock Puppet. If we could clown people in the comments at Blogger, and Sock Puppet would comment every day, I would quit hiatus immediately.

Kerry James Allen said...

I guess the only question is, why do you need Phil and Dan to make three at this conference when Frank's deteriorating mental state on hiatus has already resulted in him already assuming three separate personalities.

Only the Vulcan mind meld can repair this.

Aaron Snell said...

Actually, we'd need one more person to stand up, object to something Dan said, and Dan to say, "Go listen to the talk again." Eventually, this person would get booted out the door.

Eric said...

Wait, wait, wait...can I be the guy who stands up to complain about the tone of the conference speakers?

Tom Chantry said...

I forgot the Tone Police?

*facepalm*

David Alves said...

I am trying to think of something relentlessly witty to say but am being bowled over by all of the other (and longer-standing) commenters. This is good for my humility, if nothing else.

I too am very excited about the announcement. When I remembered Dan's Twitter announcement yesterday, I happily logged on to Pyro...and now find myself looking forward to Thursday instead. :)

Andrew Lindsey said...

So... it's Thursday now... (the Internet does not encourage patience)

LanternBright said...

Will Bobby Grow get a panel to discuss his paper "The Phenomenology of Wilhelmus a Brakel's Eschatological and Pneumatological Angst: Tensions Between Reformed Trinitarian Dogmatics and Later Practical Soteriologies"?

DJP said...

Which volume?

Tom Chantry said...

OK, I know this is going insanely far back for a punch-line, but:

Is Lou Martuneac going to have a book table at the conference?

DJP said...

He wrote a book? Why didn't he say something?

Tom Chantry said...

See, the good jokes never get old!

DJP said...

...and the old jokes never get good.

Aaron Snell said...

Please DO NOT invite Maky Gascloud. Please.