Tim Challies is a Canadian blogger and church elder. Last weekend Christian luminaries like Leonard Sweet, Shane Claiborne, Wendy Gritter and Peter Rollins swept into Tim’s hometown of Toronto for an emerging church conference called “The Eighth Letter”. Each presenter had 15 minutes to share what they thought God’s most urgent message would be today if He addressed one to the North American church and added it to the 7 he wrote to Asia’s churches in Revelation.
Facing something of a lion’s den at the podium, Tim passionately insisted that getting the gospel right is the most urgent thing for the church. Every other good thing pales in comparison. It’s worth a listen for every Christian. It’s about 2/3 of the page down on the 10/6/2010 entry. http://www.challies.com/