Well, it is back to work! I had a very productive sabbatical and got much done.
I completed a series for Tabletalk (which will run throughout 2009). I'll post the links when they are available.
I completed a chapter dealing with church-planting for a forthcoming book for church-planters. In the chapter, I try to answer the question so many of you have asked me--"what do we do if we live in an area where there are no Reformed churches?" The chapter is a step-by-step guide as to how to go about planting a confessional Reformed/Presbyterian church in your neighborhood. Hopefully, I'll be able to post it here when the book is released.
I spent a fair bit of time preparing to teach a course on Christology in the Spring of 2009 at Westminster Seminary California.
I also completed a book outline and proposal which I'll tell you all about after it undergoes some peer review and discussion with publishers. Hint--it is not a book on eschatology, but it is a frequent topic on the White Horse Inn.
The picture above was taken last week at the Mammoth Hot Springs with some church friends. If you've seen John Wayne's True Grit, you'll recognize the location. The picture below was taken at Ohlmstead Point in Yosemite (we came in through Tioga Pass, for those of you who know the area). That is "Half-Dome" way off in the distance. A number of us (40 or so) vacation together in the Eastern Sierras during early August. This week is always the high point of the summer!
Lord willing, beginning next Sunday I'll be preaching on the Book of James (I'll post the audio links here) and then on 1 John. I'll also be adding some lectures to the "Amillennialism 101" series during the upcoming fall/winter 2008 Academy session.
All in all, it was a great summer! And it is almost over . . .